Town of Plum Lake Road Limits will be removed at 7am on Monday, April 15, 2024

Posted on Apr 11, 2024 11:43 am

The Town of Plum Lake Brush Dump will be open beginning April 11, 2024

Posted on Apr 11, 2024 11:43 am

Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 6pm at the Town Hall

Posted on Apr 05, 2024 1:17 pm

NEW Mailbox Repair Policy

Posted on Jan 30, 2024 11:45 am

You can review this policy under Town Documents, and the Policies.

Star Lake Cemetery Sites Now Available

Posted on Jan 24, 2024 12:32 pm

Star Lake Cemetery sites in the Second Addition are now available.  Full sites are $500 and cremation sites are $250.  Call the Clerk's office with questions.

NEW Winter Road Maintenance Policy

Posted on Jan 18, 2024 10:02 am

You can view this policy in Town Documents under the Policies heading.

2023 Town of Plum Lake Comprehensive Plan

Posted on Jul 06, 2023 1:03 pm

Follow the link to view the Town of Plum Lake DRAFT 2023 Comprehensive Plan.



Plum Lake Brush Dump is open 24 hours from April 15-November 15. Hours may be limited if prohibited items are discarded.

Posted on May 10, 2023 10:22 am

Final Town Lakes Management Plan is now available.

Posted on Feb 01, 2023 4:26 pm

The Town of Plum Lake comprehensive lake management planning project is complete. The report and plan that resulted from the three-phase project has been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The Lakes Committee is pleased to announce the final Town Lakes Management Plan.  We received comments on the draft plan in July of 2022 and those comments have been considered in the final plan.  

The report and plan was the result of a three-phase project supported by grants from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  The plan will guide the Lakes Committee in their focus for conservation actions in future years.

The directory for the report is shown below.  A printed copy of the report is available for reference at the Town Office or from Bob Jackson, Chair of the Lakes Committee.

Town of Plum Lake Comprehensive Management Plan – Final

Town-wide Comprehensive Management Plan (Page 1-127)

This document discusses the information collected as a part of the three-phased project from a town-wide prospective.  It also includes explanations of how the data are collected and analyzed, and why it is important.  This document should be reviewed first and used a reference while viewing the individual lake sections.

The town-wide implementation plan can be found near the end of this document.

The Methods and Literature Cited Sections can also be found in this document.

The documents below contain the information and discussions for each lake in the three phased project.  The maps created for each lake are contained within the lake’s document.

Plum Data and Discussion (Page 128-161)
West Plum Data and Discussion (Page 162-184)
Star Data and Discussion (Page 185-219)
Little Star Data and Discussion (Page 220-247)
Ballard Data and Discussion (Page 248-278)
White Birch Data and Discussion (Page 279-304)
Laura Data and Discussion (Page 305-332)
Irving Data and Discussion (Page 333-358)
Big Muskellunge Data and Discussion (Page 359-389)
Razorback Data and Discussion (Page 390-422)

Appendix A (93 pages)
Appendices B-F (247 pages)

Annual Report

Posted on May 04, 2022 1:13 pm

         You will find three documents under "Latest Town Documents" that contain our Annual Financial Reports.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


Annual Meeting

Posted on Apr 14, 2022 6:23 pm

       The Annual Meeting will be called to order on Tuesday, April 19th and will be adjourned to another date within 30 days. That future date will be announced at the meeting on April 19th.

Informational Meeting Eliason St. Project

Posted on Apr 05, 2022 8:04 am


A public informational meeting will be held at the Plum Lake Town Hall on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the upcoming Carl Eliason Street Project. The Engineer from MSA in Rhinelander will attend to answer questions. This project is scheduled to begin the week of April 11th . This road work will not close down State Highway 155 – at least one lane will remain open for the duration of the entire project.

Recycling Centers Closed on Saturday, April 9th

Posted on Mar 31, 2022 7:09 pm

     The Sayner and Star Lake Recycling Centers will be closed on Saturday, April 9th!

Plum Creek Bridge Project

Posted on Mar 20, 2022 3:33 pm

            The County Road N Plum Creek Bridge project has been moved up one week!  Signs will go up next week and closure is set for March 28th.  Make your plans now - remember the bridge will be out and the road closed until the end of May!  The detour if you are on the west side of the bridge is Hwy N to Hwy M, 51 South to 70 East, Hwy C to Hwy 155.  Or Hwy N to M north (toward Boulder Junction), East on K, then back South on Hwy N East.

Seasonal Weight Restrictions

Posted on Mar 16, 2022 2:59 pm

                                                 Per Vilas County:

              Seasonal Road Limits will be going on as of Monday, March 21, 2022 at Noon.  The Town of Plum Lake follows                Vilas County weight limits.  



Posted on Dec 28, 2021 3:58 pm

                                                             HELP WANTED:
                                           BUILDINGS & GROUNDS CREW MEMBER
            This crew member is expected to work independently with direction of Town Board.
                                           Duties include, but are not limited to:
Maintain town buildings; mow all green areas as directed by Town Board; plow town parking lots and shovel walkways; Transfer Site Attendant at Sayner and Star Lake sites; Cemetery Sexton duties; other duties as assigned by Town Board.
                                             Starting pay based on qualifications.
                                       For Application, please contact Town Clerk:
                                    In person at 8755 Lake Street (afternoons only)
                                         715-542-4531 or 715-892-7049 or
                  Applications are due to the Town Office by Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Change in Recycling Center Days

Posted on Dec 07, 2021 5:45 pm


The Recycling Center will be


Merry Christmas!


The Recycling Center will be


and be


Happy New Year!

Update on Alexander Parcel

Posted on Dec 06, 2021 5:36 pm

    The residents who attended the Budget Hearing Meeting on Tuesday of last week voted overwhelmingly to go ahead with the purchase of the Alexander Property.  Closing date is set for December 15, 2021. 

Tax Bills went out in the mail today!!

Posted on Dec 06, 2021 5:33 pm

Possible Town Purchase of Alexander Trust Parcel

Posted on Nov 01, 2021 4:49 pm

     The town has submitted an offer to purchase the vacant land known as the Alexander Parcel (Parcel Number 020-485-01).  Based on a recent appraisal that the town had done in order to acquire the land needed to build a retention pond for the Carl Eliason Street Road Project, the town offered the appraised price of $206,677 for this parcel that is just under 40 acres.  

     The offer to buy must be approved by the Walter Alexander Foundation by November 8, 2021.  They have the option to  decline or accept the offer.  This offer to purchase is made with the contingency that town electors must approve the purchase of this land.  If the electors vote not to buy the land, the offer is off the table.  

This item will be on the agenda for the Budget Hearing Meeting that will be held on Tuesday, November 23, beginning at 6 pm.  We encourage you to attend this meeting and let the Town Board know whether or not you feel it is something the town should do.  Discussion will be encouraged prior to the vote.