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Lincoln County
“Adventure Starts Here.”

111 West B Street Suite C                                                                                           Commissioners
Shoshone, ID 83352                                                                                                  Rick Ellis, District 1   
Phone (208) 886-7641                                                                                              Rebecca Wood, District 2
Fax (208) 886-2798                                                                                                 Roy Hubert, District 3 

What Is Happening for Our County

The Lincoln County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that Chairman Rebecca Wood will be traveling to Washington D.C. on September 9th, 10, and 11th to speak in favor of the continued full funding of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) legislation.  Lincoln County received $931,000 in PILT funds for 2019.  PILT payments are critical to Lincoln County and help us carry out such vital services as Emergency Medical Services, Law enforcement protection, search-and-rescue operations, and other county funding. The PILT payments are made annually for tax-exempt Federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (all bureaus of the Department of the Interior [DOI]), and the U.S. Forest Service (part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture) and for Federal water projects and some military installations. PILT payments are one of the ways the Federal Government can fulfill its role of being a good neighbor to local communities.  The payments are adjusted annually, and we have been told that a 20% or more cut in funding is being proposed, so it is vitally important that Lincoln County and other local governments within the state of Idaho have a strong voice in D.C.  The Trump administration is hosting commissioners from western states for a county forum that includes this issue and the National Association of Counties is sponsoring a PILT FLY-IN with multiple Capitol Hill meetings. Ms. Wood received a grant from Public Lands Committee to help Idaho counties with a high percentage of Federal land to send a commissioner, and she will be traveling with a strong delegation of other Idaho officials.

Attn: Lincoln County Citizens

Lincoln County is seeking grant assistance from the State of Idaho to help fund improvements to the County’s infrastructure, emergency services, and recreational opportunities. To assess the benefits of the potential projects, the county needs to conduct an anonymous income survey.

The County will send this survey to a random list of citizens, which was determined using a random sequence generator. Once again, this survey is anonymous, and no one from the County will see the responses. They will be mailed to an independent third-party for analysis, and the results with be submitted to the State of Idaho.

Lincoln County has chosen to conduct this survey by using direct mailings. Those who receive this survey are encouraged to fill it out accurately, and return it using the included pre-stamped envelope, which will send the survey to the independent third-party organization.

By completing the survey, you are helping the County in assessing the benefit of this funding to our community. Your cooperation is essential for the County’s block grant application. Thank you.

Sincerely, Lincoln County

Atención: Ciudadanos del condado de Lincoln

El condado de Lincoln está buscando asistencia subvención del estado de Idaho para ayudar a financiar mejoras en la infraestructura, servicios de emergencia, y oportunidades recreativos. Para evaluar los beneficios de estas mejoras, el condado debe completer una encuesta anónimo de los ingresos de los ciudadanos.

El condado enviará esta encuesta a una lista aleatoria de ciudadanos, quienes son elegidos por un generación de secuencias aleatorias. Esta encuesta es completamente anónimo y nadie del condado van a ver la. Van a ser eviados a un organización independiente para analizar, y después al Estado de Idaho.

El condado de Lincoln ha escogido a enviar las encuestas por correo. Si usted recibe la encuesta, por favor, completerlo completamente y enviarla por correo usando el sobre que va a ser incluido con la encuesta.

Completando la encuesta están ayudando a la ciudad para evaluar el beneficio para nuestra comunidad. Su cooperación es esencial para la aplicación del subsidio de la ciudad.

Sinceramente,

El condado de Lincoln