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The next Town Board meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 11th at 7 PM:  Agenda

The next Plan Commission meeting will take place on Thursday, October 4th at 10 AM:

 

PRESS RELEASE FROM PORTAGE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including many elderly residents, has been making the rounds throughout Portage County.  Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not.

These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling.  Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card

Note that the IRS will never: 1) call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill; 2) demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe; 3) require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card; 4) ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone; or 5) threaten to bring in the Sheriff’s Office or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

If you receive one of these suspected bogus calls, do not call local law enforcement unless you have given out your personal information. You can file a complaint at https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml or contact the IRS at phishing@irs.gov (Subject: ‘IRS Phone Scam’), or by calling 800-366-4484

Know YOUR water!

Interested in learning more about groundwater, recent county-wide well water testing results, and how you can have YOUR well water tested?  Our web page now has information on all of these topics!  Look under the YOUR GOVERNMENT tab and select NEWS and NOTICES, or select this link:  https://www.townoflanark.org/your-government/news-and-notices/