Lincoln hires firm to retool its website
LINCOLN — The Lincoln selectboard on April 29 hired a firm to revamp the town’s website, discussed the aftermath of mud season and heard concerns about speeding all-terrain vehicles in town.
The selectboard unanimously approved a quote by B Mighty Two, a Lincoln-based company that helps small businesses with their web presence, to help with the town’s website. For $125 per month, or $1,250 per year if paid in a lump sum, the firm will retool and manage the town website — lincolnvermont.org.
Town Clerk Sally Ober said the website has not undergone major changes since it was created by resident Henry Wilmer four years ago. Wilmer volunteered his time to build and manage the site, but is no longer to able to do so.
Ober said the improved site will be more user-friendly, and provide links to other town sites, such as a town library.
“We’re hoping that some of the information will be easier to navigate,” Ober said. “Right now I find it challenging to find our address, phone number, and basic contact info.”
Ober said that town officials looked at a variety of web hosting options before choosing B Mighty Two.
“We shopped around locally, and asked other towns what they were doing,” Ober said. “This one seemed like the most affordable.
B Mighty Two will re-format the site and, as the web hosts, add content to the site as needed.
At that April 29 meeting, the selectboard also discussed the effects of mud season in the mountain town. Road Foreman Tim Thompson said several culverts in down had heaved out of the soft earth, and that the road crew has been working hard to fix them. The selectboard discussed what type of gravel is best for the job, and settled on 1.5-inch stones from the Heffernan and Acker gravel pits.
In other business April 29, the selectboard discussed residents driving all-terrain vehicles at potentially dangerous speeds, which has been a popular topic on the website Front Porch Forum. The board discussed purchasing a solar-powered digital speed readout sign for $3,000 in an effort to deter speeders.
No decision on purchasing a sign was made at the meeting, but the selectboard resolved to bring the issue to the Addison County Sheriff’s Department.
The selectboard also discussed the importance of locking the town safe, located in the clerk’s office, at the end of each day. The board noted that the safe is not always locked, and that the windows of the town clerk’s office are not “burglar proof.”
The following property transfers in which money changed hands were recorded at the Lincoln town office since January 2013:
• March 1, 2013: Harvey and Bruce Cofske to Christian and Trixie Zeno, 0.34 acres on Cobb Hill Road for $5,500.
• April 11, 2013: Christian and Trixie Zeno to Roger and Laura Brace, 2 acres on Cobb Hill Road for $5,000.
• May 31, 2013: Carol Speranza and Pamela Ackerson, Trustees of Raymond J. LaRoche, to Will Wallace Gusakov, 1.8 acres on 2908 Ripton Road for $45,000.
• June 12, 2013: Roberta Leggett to David Cavoretto, a home on 5.1 acres at 2225 South Lincoln Road for $178,000.
• June 28, 2013: Mary Labossiere to Taylor Mason, a home on 11 acres at 2866 South Lincoln Road for $177,000.
• June 28, 2013: Andrea Leadbetter Revocable Trust to Richard and Samuel Wyatt, a home on 9.9 acres at 495 Quaker St. for $310,000.
• July 15, 2013: Danel and Sarah Quattrocci to Joshua and Rebecca Otey, a home on 4.9 acres at 1238 South Lincoln Road for $207,000.
• July 19, 2013: Mandy and David Boisjoll to Jeff Mayo, a home on 1 acre at 14 French Settlement Road for $70,000.
• July 26, 2013: Patricia McCary to Judith Witters, a home on 5.48 acres at 2038 Downingsville Road for $215,000.
• July 25, 2013: Kathryn Mierop to Andrew Graham, a home on 1 acre at 1768 West River Road for $180,000.
• Aug. 29, 2013: Shelburne Farms Inc. to David and Marjorie Bernoudy, a home on 10.54 acres at 1951 Downingsville Road for $239,000.
• Oct. 24, 2013: Rory Jackson to Timothy Ware, 1/20 of an acre at 1511 West Hill Road for $3,500.
• Oct. 29, 2013: KNBQ LLC, Kevin Quiros and Brian Quiros to Christopher Barr and Patricia Shanley, 15 acres on Elder Hill Road for $150,000.
• Oct. 30, 2013: Nola Kevra to Gardner Nason, a home on 2.68 acres at 244 Page Knoll for $260,000.
• Dec. 20, 2013: Paul and Luise Greco to Brian Schlesinger, 114.1 acres on Zeno Road for $450,000.
• Feb. 13, 2014: Howard Peller and Madeleine Fraioli to James Cornett, a seasonal home on 42 acres at 2152 Downingsville Road for $280,000.
• Feb. 20, 2014: Donna Rogers to Marilyn Richardson, 1.4 acres on French Settlement Road for $12,000.
• March 15, 2014: Howard Grimes to Donald Sargent, 3/10 of an acre on South Lincoln Road for $4,500.
• March 31, 2014: Ruth Polishuk to Victoria Marukelli, a home at 56 Gove Hill Road for $225,000.
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