Posted on Aug 02, 2021 6:03 pm

           Please join us for a Special Informational Meeting on Monday, August 9th at 3:30 pm at the Plum Lake Town                    Hall.  

          Troy Schalinske, Vilas County Highway Commissioner and Dennis Mack, Project Engineer from Cedar Corporation

           will be on hand to answer your questions about this project.  It has been scheduled for early next summer and

           it is expected that County Highway N will be closed for approximately three months for these repairs.  There 

          will be no through traffic during this time.  

          If you are unable to attend and have questions, please email them to

Brush Dump to Open for Storm Damage Clean-Up

Posted on Jul 27, 2021 12:51 pm

       Due to damage from the storms last night, the Brush Dump will be open daily from 7 am to 3:30 pm until further notice so that residents can dispose of small branches and trees.  Please remember to follow the current restrictions on acceptable items - only items less than 4" in diameter!  No stumps, no lumber - treated or otherwise.  This is for personal use only - contractors may be charged a fee to access the Brush Dump.

Brush Dump Hours

Posted on May 18, 2021 9:53 am

     Due to abuse of brush dump privileges, the Town of Plum Lake will be opening the Brush Dump only on weekends after Monday. May 24th.  The gate will remain locked during the week and be opened on Friday morning through Monday morning.

     Please follow the restrictions posted at the site on the items that can be dropped off so that it can continue to operate.  This site is intended only for property owners in the Town of Plum Lake and excludes any commercial haulers.

        NO TIRES!!!  No stumps, no lumber (treated or otherwise), nothing over 4 inches in diameter.

    We appreciate your cooperation!  


Posted on Apr 29, 2021 4:07 pm

    The  Vilas County Highway Department is planning the reconstruction of the County N Bridge over Plum Creek in the summer of 2022.  Please visit the Vilas County Highway Department website for more information. The public is encouraged to view and examine the proposed improvements and discuss any concerns they may have.


Weight Restrictions will be removed !

Posted on Apr 12, 2021 5:01 pm

         Vilas County Highway Department will be removing weight restrictions from county roads on Monday (4/19/21) at 6:00 am.

          The Town of Plum Lake weight restrictions will be removed at the same time.

Annual Financial Report 2020

Posted on Mar 26, 2021 2:48 pm

                       The Annual Financial Report can be found iby clicking on the "Town Business" Heading in the black banner at the top of the screen.


Recycling Attendant Needed!

Posted on Mar 15, 2021 3:54 pm

                                              HELP WANTED!!

             The Town of Plum Lake is accepting applications for employment for a part-time recycling attendant.  This position requires mandatory weekend (Saturday morning) hours.  This position is under the direct supervision of the Town Board.

              Hours are estimated to normally be approximately five hours per week.  Pay will be $15.00 per hour.  The successful applicant must be able to pass a background check.  Deadline to submit your application is Friday, April 15th, 2021 at 4:00 pm.  

              For a copy of an application and job description, contact Clerk/Treasurer Sharon Brooker at (715) 542-4531 or (715) 892-7049, or email

Weight Limits for Town of Plum Lake

Posted on Mar 08, 2021 1:55 pm

Vilas County will be enforcing seasonal weight restrictions beginning on 3/12/21 at 12:00 pm (noon).

The Town of Plum Lake implemented our weight limits this morning, March 8th, on all town roads. 

Weight Limits for Town of Plum Lake

Posted on Mar 04, 2021 4:41 pm

 We have received notice from Vilas County that road limits will be in force beginning mid-to-late next week (week of March 8th).  Please make plans accordingly.  The Town of Plum Lake weight limit restrictions follow Vilas County - when they go on (or off), so do we.  

Broadband Survey

Posted on Jan 19, 2021 2:33 pm

       In September, 2020, the Plum Lake Town Board put together a Broadband Committee and we are interested in learning more from our community about your thoughts regarding internet in the Town of Plum Lake.  Please take a moment to visit the below google survey to share your thoughts and help drive the town's direction in broadband expansion and availability.


Please click on the above link or copy and paste into your search bar to access the survey.  Thanks for your help!

Taxes and Result of TB Meeting on Rec Building

Posted on Dec 30, 2020 2:27 pm

            I have been getting lots of questions about getting tax bills submitted before the end of 2020.  Any tax payments POSTMARKED by the end of December will be processed with a December Date!!  

           At the Town Board meeting last night, December 29th, there was no motion made either for or against building the Rec. Building.  This had the same effect as the Board making a motion to NOT go ahead with the Rec Building.  There will be no further action on moving ahead with a new Rec. Building at this time.


Posted on Dec 04, 2020 4:51 pm

   There will be a Special Electors Meeting held on Thursday, December 17th, beginning at 6 pm.  This meeting will be held at the Rec. Building/Community Center.  There will only be one item on the agenda for this meeting:

               Discussion and Action on Possible Building Projects for the Town of Plum Lake - Rec Building

    The Town Board wants the hear the opinions of the electors to help them make a decision on moving forward with a new Recreation Building.  Please help spread the word to your friends and neighbors and we look forward to seeing you there!

Social Distancing will be followed and masks will be required.

Tax Collection

Posted on Nov 30, 2020 2:38 pm

                   This year I will not be having any office hours to collect taxes due to Covid. 

11.12.2020 Meeting 4 PM

Posted on Nov 11, 2020 11:48 am

Special Town Board meeting that was postponed as of Monday, November 10, will now be held as scheduled, at 4 p.m.

We were fortunate to have the Town Hall sanitized completely as of Wednesday, November 11, and have decided it would be safe to have the meeting.  I apologize for any confusion the postponement memo may have caused.


Will Maines, Chairman

Town  of Plum Lake

Town Hall Locked Indefinitely

Posted on Nov 10, 2020 2:56 pm


I just found out today that I tested positive for Covid.  I currently am experiencing only mild symptoms but have made the decision to stay home the rest of this week.  I was instructed to quarantine at home until at least Monday.  The meeting that was going to be held this Thursday to open the bids for the salt/sand shed has been postponed indefinitely.  I still need to finish up the details on the budget worksheets before I make copies available, so those will be delayed.

The Town Hall will remain locked indefinitely also.  There will be a note posted on the door.

Please say a prayer for me that this is a mild case and I do okay.  I'd sure appreciate that!  Thank you!


Trick or Treat with "Boo Thru" at the Library

Posted on Oct 20, 2020 12:57 pm

“Boo Thru”:   Halloween will be a little different this year.  Instead of Trunk-n-Treat, the Sayner Star Lake Lioness and the Plum Lake Library will have a “Boo-Thru” on Friday October 30th from 4 – 5:30 PM.  Celebrate Halloween with this drive-thru event. Halloween blow ups and other fun decorations will add to this unique holiday event.  Dress up in your costumes and drive thru the Plum Lake Library parking lot to pick up a bag of goodies and a new book for each child. Books have been donated by the Sayner-Star Lake Lioness. Anyone wishing to donate wrapped treats can drop them off in the orange tub by the library door. Monday thru Friday between 10 -2.   Store bought treats only.  House to house trick or treating is not recommended this year. 

Voter Photo ID Information

Posted on Oct 12, 2020 4:53 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: or 608-267-7887   October 7, 2020                          

Voters Still Have Time to Get a Free Photo ID for the November 3 Election
MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Elections Commission reminds voters that if they don’t have an acceptable photo ID, they still have time to get one to vote. “If you don’t have an acceptable photo ID, you can get one for free after just one visit to a Wisconsin DMV office through the ID Petition Process,” said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief election official.
“Just bring whatever identifying documents you have like a birth certificate and proof of your current address,” said Wolfe, administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. “However, if you don’t have everything necessary, the DMV will still mail you a document with your photo that you can use for voting.”
Photo ID Required to Vote
To vote in Wisconsin, whether at the polls on November 3 or absentee in-person at their clerk’s office starting October 20, voters must show an acceptable photo ID. Wolfe said most people already have the photo ID they need to vote like a Wisconsin driver license, state ID card or other DMV-issued photo ID document. Voters can also use a U.S. passport, military and veteran’s IDs, some student IDs, tribal IDs, or a certificate of naturalization. The full list is available at
“Your photo ID does not need to have your current address, and your name on your ID does not have to exactly match the name on the poll list,” Wolfe said. “Your driver license or state ID card may even be expired, but it must have expired after the date of the most recent general election, which was the November 6, 2018.”
Make Plans Now to Get a Photo ID
Wolfe urged voters who do not have an acceptable photo ID to make plans now to get one for free from the DMV. For security reasons, the DMV does not issue driver licenses or state ID cards the same day but mails them to customers.
Voters who find they do not have an acceptable ID on Election Day can still cast a provisional ballot that will be counted if they bring an acceptable ID to their city, village or town clerk’s office by 4 p.m. the Friday after the election. Voters who cast a provisional ballot should go to the DMV as soon as possible.
All Wisconsin DMV service centers are now open for driver license and ID card customers. To find your nearest DMV service center or a list of all locations and service hours, please visit the DMV website:
How to Get a Free Photo ID to Vote with Wisconsin’s ID Petition Process
Because some citizens do not have access to their birth certificate or would have to pay to get a copy, the State of Wisconsin developed the ID Petition Process (IDPP) to assist them in getting photo identification necessary to vote.
The Wisconsin DMV will provide a state ID card for free to any person who needs it for voting purposes. If an applicant does not have all the required documentation to get a regular state ID card, DMV has an ID Petition Process available if fees arise in order to obtain a free ID card for voting. This petition process is available for applicants unable to provide proof of name and date of birth, United States citizenship, identity, or other required documentation.
Just bring what documents you have to the DMV, fill out two forms, and you will get a photo ID document in the mail that you can use in time for voting. Starting the week of October 19, the DMV will send customers their photo ID document by overnight delivery.
The DMV photo ID document can be used for up to 60 days for voting. At the same time, the DMV staff will search for official birth records and other documentation needed to issue the applicant a regular state ID card, if possible. If DMV cannot authenticate the information on the IDPP receipt, the customer will continue to get receipts as long as he or she remains in contact with DMV regarding their application. If DMV finds someone is not eligible for a Wisconsin ID card (because he or she is not a Wisconsin resident or not a US citizen), DMV will cancel the IDPP application.
Voters who need assistance can call the DMV’s voter ID hotline toll-free at (844) 588-1069.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is responsible for administration and enforcement of election laws in Wisconsin. The Commission is made up of six Commissioners – four appointed directly by the State Senate Majority Leader, Speaker of the Assembly and the Minority Leaders in the State Senate and Assembly. The remaining two Commissioners are appointed by the Governor with confirmation by the State Senate from lists of former municipal and county clerks submitted by the legislative leadership in each party.

Bid Notice for Camp 2 Road

Posted on Oct 02, 2020 12:55 pm

              Notice is hereby given that the Town of Plum Lake will be accepting bids for road repairs for a portion of Camp Two Road in Star Lake.  This will include pulveriziing the current pavement and reconstructing a gravel road.  For specifications, please contact Sharon Brooker, Town Clerk, at (715) 542-4531 or (715) 892-7049.  The deadline for receiving the sealed bids is 4:00 PM on Friday, October 16, 2020.

              Please submit your sealed bids to:  Town of Plum Lake, CAMP TWO PROJECT, PO Box 280, Sayner, WI 54560  Sealed bids will be opened on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Town Board Meeting beginning at 4:30 pm.   The Town of Plum Lake reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

              Dated this 2nd Day of October, 2020

Absentee Voting

Posted on Sep 24, 2020 2:20 pm

    There is a lot of concern with absentee voting today for a lot of different reasons.  Please be assured that we are doing whatever we can to make the process work seamlessly.  On election day, we have taken lots of steps to safeguard everyone.  We have all poll-workers behind sneeze shields, all pollworkers are masked, gloves are available for the pollworkers, all pens are sanitized between voters, hand sanitizer is available for both pollworkers and voters, and pollworkers sanitize all surfaces between voters.  If you come in to vote and see anything that concerns you, please bring it to our attention.  Anyone who has requested an absentee is welcome to physically bring their voted ballot back in to the Town Office when I am here instead of mailing it in. 

"In-person" absentee voting - where you come in to my office and ask to vote absentee that day - is only available from October 20th to October 30th.  I am not allowed to do in-person before October 20th.  If you would like to do this and are unable to come in to cast a ballot in the afternoons, please give me a call and we can make other arrangements.  

Also, I will have absentee applications out for those who are interested in voting absentee for the two spring elections in 2021 (February and April).  These will include our local elections (town board and Clerk/Treasurer).  Paper copies of those absentee requests will be available on election day or from my office prior to that.  You can also go on-line and request absentee ballots for next year, but will probably need to wait until after the November election.  You can request either one or both of those elections for next year.  You can also go to and request an absentee ballot from there.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have.  You are welcome to call the office at (715) 542-4531 or my cell phone at (715) 892-7049. 



EMS Building Repairs Notice

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 6:41 pm


     The Town of Plum Lake is seeking proposals to renovate the Plum Lake Emergency Services Building.  A full list of work to be done on this building, along with architectural drawings, can be found on this website.  All proposals must be submitted by 4:00 PM on September 21, 2020.