Weight Limits in Effect Mar 23 2023 -see notices under Town Docs

Posted on Mar 17, 2023 10:59 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)

Town Elector's Meeting Jan 30 2023 - Broadband-HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Posted on Jan 12, 2023 3:47 pm

2023 Budget Summary & Mtg Notice

Posted on Oct 31, 2022 2:55 pm

Broadband Help Requested!

Posted on Jun 15, 2022 1:59 pm


The Town of Plum Lake Broadband Committee needs your support!  A mailing will be sent to all property owners and residents of the Town of Plum Lake in the next week.  Community support is key to possibly getting a grant to bring highspeed internet to our town.   If you support high speed broadband in the Town of Plum Lake, please send a letter of support.  There will also be information and drop boxes in area businesses, and you can also visit our website at for more information.

Thank you!!!


Weight Limits Lifted - Brush Dump Open!

Posted on May 13, 2022 12:23 pm

                The weight limits have been lifted from all of our town and also the county roads.

                The Brush Dump is now open, but please use caution if you need to get rid of your brush.  The loggers are hauling out their harvested timber and the "pathways" are narrower.  The town is also hauling out the debris that was burned last fall.  

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.

Thanksgiving Break

Posted on Nov 01, 2021 4:24 pm

              Thanksgiving Break - Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  The office will be closed from Thursday, November 25 through Tuesday, November 29th.

Request to Open County Roads in Plum Lake to ATV/UTV 's

Posted on Oct 26, 2021 4:41 pm

            Troy Schalinske, Vilas County Highway Commissioner has received an e-mail request to open all county roads in Plum Lake for ATV/UTV's from Barnstormer's Snowmobile ATV/UTV representative Dennis Horan.  A letter has been sent to the Town of Plum Lake notifying them of this request, per the Vilas County Ordinance.  The town must be notified at least 30 days prior to this request being presented at a County Highway Committee meeting. 

That meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 16, at 9 AM in the large meeting room in the new Vilas County Courthouse addition, Room B - Social Services. 

Great News on Highway N Closure for Bridge Work

Posted on Sep 21, 2021 4:22 pm

I just got a call from Troy Schalinske, Vilas County Highway Commissioner!!! 

    Start Date for the Highway N Bridge Project will be April 4, 2022

    Completion Date for the Project is May 27, 2022 - prior to Memorial Day!