County Environmental Office monitoring area lakes

May 25, 2018

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Chairman Mic VanDeVere reviews the Highway Department’s Annual Report.

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

During the May 15 meet­ing of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, Robert Olsen of the Lincoln County Environmental Of­fice spoke to the commis­sioners about Lake Ben­ton, saying that samples of the lake had been taken. However, the temperature of the lake is rising and it won’t be possible to treat the lake before the water temperatures are too high. As a result, the lake will not get treated this year. Olsen said they will be making application in September or October to be ready for next year, and is hoping to look at a three-year vari­ance. Olsen said that last time, they treated for four years.

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Campground cabins proving popular already

May 25, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

During the Monday, May 21 meeting of the Hendricks City Council, City Administrator Da­vid Blees provided an update on the construc­tion of the cabins at the campground.
Blees said the first two cabins are nearly complete. Construction on the final two will be­gin soon. Blees antici­pates all four cabins will be finished next month, adding that, to-date, he has 65 reservations for the cabins.

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Lincoln Street complete, work continues on cabins at campground

May 9, 2018

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The final layer of asphalt was applied to Lincoln Street, bringing the project to completion.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
During the Monday, May 7 meeting of the Hendricks City Council, City Administrator David Blees provided updates on the Lincoln Street and campground cabin projects. With the final layer of asphalt having been put down, the work on Lincoln Street is now completed. Final inspections will need to be done and there is the possibility of touchup work on the boulevards.
Work continues on the construction of the cabins at the campground….

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Commissioners hear update on prescription drug collection program

May 9, 2018

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Sheriff Chad Meester provided an update to the Lincoln County Commissioners on the prescription drug collection program. To-date, 21 pounds have been collected.

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer@gmail. com

During their Tuesday, May 1 meeting, the Lin­coln County Board of Commissioners heard from Sheriff Chad Meester, who provided an update on the new prescription drug collection program.
In January this year, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office announced they had partnered with CVS Health and The Partner­ship for Drug-Free Kids to provide the first drug collection box in Lincoln County. The collection box is located in the lobby of the law enforcement center and the public can drop off unused prescrip­tions anytime, day or night.

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Lincoln Street project in final stages

May 4, 2018

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Work has resumed on Lincoln Street. The final lift of asphalt will be applied next week.

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

The Lincoln Street project is in the final stages of comple­tion. Crews began milling the edges of existing asphalt along the curb lines and manhole covers on Monday and Tues­day, April 30 and May 1, in preparation for the final lift (layer) of asphalt being ap­plied.
After the milling, residents should be aware that there will be a 1½-inch lip around the manhole covers, drive­ways and curb edges that will remain for about a week until the asphalt is applied.

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Lincoln County developing Dementia Friendly communities

April 26, 2018

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer @gmail.com

The Lincoln Area De­mentia Awareness Net­work (LADAN) met last Thursday at the Hen­dricks Nursing Home to review the results of a survey of essential fea­tures of an age-friendly community.
The survey asked ques­tions about awareness and support in commu­nities, the dementia-friendliness of churches, businesses and organiza­tions, inclusion, services available, and housing and transportation.

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Commissioners vote to prepay SWHHS

April 26, 2018

By Tammy Mathison 
hendrickspioneer@gmail. com

The Lincoln County Board of Commission­ers voted 3-2 with Com­missioners Jack Vizecky opposed and Commis­sioner Joe Drietz “opposed for now” to approve an early payment of about $200,000, a portion of the yearly amount paid to Southwest Health and Hu­man Services (SWHHS). The amount is what Lin­coln County would be pay­ing SWHHS anyway, just a month early.
“Lyon County paid all theirs up front,” said Com­missioner Mic VanDeVere. “I don’t know if they will need any from us.” …

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Department shop to go up for bid

April 12, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners met last Tues­day, April 3 with Commission­ers Rick Hamer and Corey Sik absent. Due to the weather, the meeting was short.
During the Engineer’s report, Lincoln County Engineer Joe Wilson talked with the Board of Commissioners regarding the possibility of putting the old Highway Department shop in Tyler up for bid. Commission­ers present were in favor of this, and the building will be put up for bid.

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Council reviews pet ordinance

April 5, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

 
After receiving reports of dogs biting people in town, the Hendricks City Council reviewed the pet ordinance, also discussing the enforcement licensing dogs in town.
The council discussed the need for pet owners to control their dogs. A dog that bites someone will be labeled potentially dangerous or dangerous.
The council also discussed fining pet owners who have dogs that are not licensed.
A copy of the pet ordinance is available upon request at City Hall.

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County Parks policy reviewed at County Commissioner meeting

March 29, 2018

By Tammy Mathison
hendrickspioneer@gmail.com

Lincoln County Parks Man­ager Daryl Schlapkohl pre­sented an updated Park Policy for the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to review. The policy included the seasonal camping site fees for Norwe­gian Creek and Picnic Point. The season is from Memorial weekend to Labor Day. If camp­ers come before or stay longer, there is an additional charge of $25 per day. Schlapkohl said there should be around 90 sea­sonal campers at Norwegian Creek, 12 at Picnic Point and two at Hole-in-the- Mountain Park. Schlap­kohl went on to say that $50 per year per camp­site of Norwegian Creek and Picnic Point is given to the Lake Associations. With 108 sites at Nor­wegian Creek, a total of $5,400 is collected, and with 30 sites at Picnic Point, $1,500 is collected.

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