Message to the Community from Town Manager Burbank

Message from Town Manager Burbank

To the Residents of the Town of Lincoln,                                     

I want to take this opportunity to assure you that during these trying times your town is up and running, albeit in a very different manner than you have been accustomed to.  As your Town Manager, I, along with the Board of Selectmen are in constant contact via electronic and telephonic means.  While I am working remotely, I am in daily contact with all town staff and the Board of Selectmen.  In the coming days, we will consistently be evaluating our services, and adjusting town protocol according to the changes or directives that may come our way from the federal and state government.  My main mission is to continue to provide services to you, while attempting to keep a healthy workforce.  A few things I can report on as of 7:00 PM on March 22nd are as follows:

1.     A drop box will be installed early this week at the entrance to townhall.  Staff will be checking the box daily and processing the contents to the best of their ability.

2.     Fire Chief Ron Beard has taken the initiative to work with the area churches to set up live streaming of their respective services.  It appears this will commence next weekend.  Check the town website for updates. 

3.     Minimal staff will be working at townhall during the week.  The townhall and town departments (Recreation, Community Center, Library, Public Works Garage, Police Dept. & Fire Dept.) will remain closed to the General Public for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to update not only our town website and Facebook page, but the Police Department sites as well.  Please follow all CDC Guidelines for all interactions with the general public. These guidelines can be found elsewhere on this website.  As you undoubtedly know, you can get up-to-date information and questions answered by dialing 211 which goes directly into the State Emergency Operations Center.  Lastly, please know that our Police, Fire and Public Works staff are working to ensure that your health and safety are their top priority.

Again, thank you for your patience and understanding as we find ourselves facing significant challenges as a town, nation, and world during the these very difficult times. 

Remember, stay home if you can, and social distancing (at least 6 feet apart) if you must go out, and… wash your hands!


Town Manager Alfred “Butch” Burbank