Madison County, NY
Town of Lincoln Facilities Survey
The Town of Lincoln would like your input on the subject of new facilities for the town. Click on the News section of this site and click on the Survery for Town of Lincoln 2014 article for the survery. Please drop off or email your completed survery to the Town Clerk.
2012 Ag Plan and Report for October 2012
The October 2012 Town of Lincoln Ag Plan and Report is located in the Boards and Committees > Farmland Protection Board section of this site.
Clockville Water District Plan and Map
The Clockville Water District Plan and Map has been posted to the Boards and Committees > Town of Lincoln Town Board page for viewing.
The Town of Lincoln
Martha B. Clock Park
Welcome to the Town of Lincoln. We are the youngest of all the Madison County Towns being a result of a separation from the Town of Lenox in 1896. Our community is predominately made up of agriculture and residential areas that have remained consistently stable with exception to a population increase of greater than 47% in the 1980's. We believe this increase was due to new residential areas that grew because of people desiring the peaceful rural setting and wanting to get away from suburban and city neighborhoods.
We would like to encourage you to visit our town taking advantage of its history and its great views. We have two hop houses identified on the Madison County Hop heritage trail in addition to a few more that are still in existence today. Our Town Hall once a schoolhouse was revitalized in the late 1980's after a citizens group acquired funding to return the facility to it's original configuration. It today is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Our Dairy farmers have been instrumental leaders in their industry. They have worked with the soil and water conservation district to utilize erosion control methods in crop management such as strip planting. They have worked with the Cornell Cooperative Extension to provide education programs in heard management & health to other local farmers in addition to being instrumental to the future of the farming industry by leading 4H groups and Future Farmer Programs.
Other farms have either sprang up or converted to Equestrian boarding and training for pleasure, competition or racing at the nearby Horse Harness Racing Track. Beef, Goat and Sheep are also a common site mostly at small family farms typically used for pleasure and consumption. Other farms are used for the cash crop industry.
The Callanan Quarry located on Tuttle Road has been in operation for 100 years and supplies Crushed Stone products including Blacktop to many Municipalities as well as local trucking and construction companies. There are several other family businesses and shops in Lincoln that offer great old-fashioned customer service that you just don't find anymore.
We have two parks in town; one is a disk Golf Course with a pavilion and lots of space for walking and is used for sledding in the winter. The other park has a ball field and pick nick area located at the top of the Oxbow.
In the future we are anticipating a Wind Power Generation site and a Gas to Power facility that could be attractive for reduced power costs to any new business or industry to the area. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site and hope to see you soon.
Respectfully and Sincerely,
Supervisor, Town of Lincoln
Survery for Town of Lincoln 2014
May 18, 2014
Residents of the Town Of Lincoln,
The Town Board has been exploring the idea of constructing a new Town Office Building since the town clerks office was moved from a residence on Oxbow Road to the current location at the Town Hall. There are several reasons why we have decided to pursue this idea and many have to do with state and federal compliance, in addition to insurance and security implications.
The current Town Hall if fully occupied with staff offices, storage, town court and multifunction spaces that often conflict because the current use of the facility is in greater demand than ever before. The building itself is on the historical register and is in need of some repairs such as crumbling foundation walls, water infiltration, leaking roof, chimney deterioration and a few other items.
We had originally thought it was advantageous to work with the fire district on a joint project and began having joint meetings and developed draft concept documents. With a number of logistical issues the Town Board chose to remove itself from the building project that the fire district was working on so as to not impede their progress.
Since then the Town Board has chosen to develop some questions to get as much public input as possible before moving forward. We are looking for your participation by completing the questions below that will help guide the Town Board in its decision making process.
This project will have no effect on the Town Tax Rate as funds have already been set aside.
We look forward to your input and constructive reply.
You may reply by circling your selections, record your name and address then send to:
Mail: Town Of Lincoln Survey, 3849 Timmerman Rd., Canastota, NY 13032
Drop off at: Town Clerks Office, 3849 Timmerman Rd., (Clockville) on,
monday,and friday 9:am – 3:pm, wednesday 1:pm – 6:pm.
E-mail to: TLCouncil@twcny.rr.com
Historic Buildings in the Town of Lincoln
Town of Lincoln Town Hall
Clockville United Methodist Church 2