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!



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.