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The next Town Board meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 12th at 7 PM:

The next Plan Commission meeting will take place on Thursday, February 7th at 10 AM:



Property tax collection for the Town of Lanark at the town hall for 2018 taxes will be:

  • Saturday, January 26th:  8:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, January 29th:  8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Please pay your dog licenses at the time you pay your taxes.  This will save the town money by not having to mail out reminder postcards.  You can also mail first half or full year’s tax payments and dog license fees with proof of rabies vaccination to:

Theresa Maves, Town Treasurer
9070 County Road D
Amherst, WI 54406

Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope so she can return the dog tags and/or the receipt for your tax payments.

Second half tax payments can be paid at the Portage County Treasurer’s Office, 1516 Church Street, Stevens Point WI 54481 (in person or via mail).

If you have never registered your dog in the town of Lanark you must do that every year-let’s try to get 100% of dogs in the town of Lanark registered!

A citation to the owner of an unlicensed dog can cost between $169.00 and $263.50.

FEES HAVE CHANGED!  Dog License Fees are $10.00 for spayed or neutered dogs $20.00 per dog if NOT spayed or neutered.


The instructions that accompanied the new recycling carts asked that we NOT place recyclables in plastic bags or put bags of plastic bags in our recycling cart.  Unfortunately, we’re seeing that a fair number of people are placing their recycling in plastic trash bags before placing it in the new recycling cart.  One of the reasons for a separate recycling cart is to eliminate the need for plastic bags in the recycling stream.  These plastic bags are a genuine problem at the county’s recycling processing center, where they get into and gum up the conveyor belts, rollers and other mechanisms that are critical to processing recyclables.  The recommended procedure is to place your unbagged recyclables directly into the recycling cart.  If bagging makes it easier to handle your recyclables, use paper bags instead.

The recycling instructions that accompanied our new carts was actually intended for Outagamie County so some of the information on that sheet is not accurate for Portage County.  Portage County’s recycling guide came in the envelope with our property tax bill and is also accessible online at:

If people are trying to recycle their plastic shopping bags, I’d recommend that they collect them and eventually recycle them at the store(s) where they got them.  Most grocery stores in our area, for instance, have plastic bag recycling bins near their entrances.

Plastic trash bags are still good to use for your trash, however!

One other issue:  The refuse and recycling carts need to be separated by 4′ or more to enable the operator to grasp the cart with the collection truck’s hydraulic arm.  If they’re too close to each other, or close to a mailbox or other object, the arm can’t grab the cart.  Lots of us have fairly narrow driveways and placing the carts 4′ apart is difficult  so it might be easiest to place the carts on opposite sides of the driveway.