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


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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!



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.