Lincoln County, Wisconsin

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Lincoln County is one of 72 counties in Wisconsin. The county seat is Merrill.[1]

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Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Wisconsin county websites
Transparency Grade
Elected Officials
Administrative Officials
Permits, zoning
Contracts N
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Lobbying N
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Public records
Local taxes N
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Budget information is listed.[2]
  • Has meeting minutes and agendas listed.[3]
  • Elected and administrative officials' contact information is available.[4]
  • Has building permits and zoning information.[5]
  • Audit information is listed.[6]
  • The Clerk of Court's portion of the website provides a link for obtaining Wisconsin public records.[7][8]

The bad

  • There is no information on contracts, lobbying or local taxes.

Public records

The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council performed an audit of compliance with the Wisconsin Open Records Law in 2008. In Lincoln County, the Sheriff's Office did poorly on the audit due to asking the requester to identify himself prior to filling the request, a violation of state law. The office did provide the records in a timely manner.[9]

See "Audit finds nearly 10% of open records requests denied or ignored" for more.

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