Seasonal Weight Limits on Roads -- posted on Thursday, April 28 2016

Seasonal weight limits on all Ashland County Trunk Highways
will be lifted at 12:00 PM on May 2nd, 2016

Town Hall Closed May 5, 2016 -- posted on Thursday, April 28 2016

The town hall will be closed 5-5-16.

Hiring for Parks Laborer #2 -- posted on Friday, April 15 2016

Please see the posting and job description on the Postings/ Announcements page.

Committee Members Needed -- posted on Tuesday, March 15 2016

Sign up sheets are posted for the Harbor Committee Alternate and the Community Awards Committee members!

Hiring for Planning and Zoning Administrator -- posted on Wednesday, March 9 2016

The Town of La Pointe is looking for qualified applicants for the Planning and Zoning Administrator Position. Please see the postings page for more information.

Voter ID Laws in Effect -- posted on Monday, January 25 2016

Please find more information on the Announcements page on bringing your ID to the polls on election day!

Town Zoning Legislation -- posted on Wednesday, January 20 2016

The Town of La Pointe’s bill to restore town zoning on the Island passed the Assembly on January 19, 2016 and was passed on to the Governor for signature! Tremendous thanks to Senator Janet Bewley and Representative Beth Meyers for sponsoring and testifying on behalf of this bill!! There have been some additional legislative changes to shoreland zoning so we must sort out how to proceed. More to follow! If you have questions, please contact Lisa Potswald at or at 715-747-6914.

Video Streaming & Recordings of Town Meetings -- posted on Wednesday, April 16 2014

Town Board meetings are now streaming live during the meeting and recorded. The streaming and the videos can be viewed at

Please note the audio is not great. Adjust volume using computer as well as the volume adjust button on the videos (near the play button).

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The town of La Pointe is located on Madeline Island, the only inhabited island of the Apostle Islands. These islands are located at the western end of Lake Superior, and Madeline Island is a 20-minute ferry boat ride from Bayfield, Wisconsin. For information regarding the ferry system, please click on

One of twenty-two islands in "The Apostles," Madeline Island's population ranges from 220 in the winter to 2500 in the summer. The Island's main industry is tourism, and the jump in summer population is due to the large number of residents who spend all or part of every summer on the Island.

More than one third of the Island consists of parks and wilderness preserves and will, therefore, never be developed. The Island is a nature-lovers' paradise.

Madeline Island welcomes tourists! The Island has an airport with a 3,000-foot paved landing strip. Guest services available on the Island include accommodations, restaurants and bars, a golf course, bicycle, moped, kayak and canoe rental, and full marina services including charter boats. For more information regarding all these and more, please click on the chamber of commerce website,

The Island has a police department, a volunteer ambulance service staffed by EMT's and a volunteer fire department.

Sustainability is a way of life for Islanders, who have recycled for over thirty years. Island school children, in addition to their regular curriculum, are taught about local plant and animal life. The Island has a once-a-week farmers' market, a local chapter of Slow Food Nation and a committee actively seeking alternative energy choices for the Island.

Life in such beautiful surroundings engenders a spirit of stewardship of the earth, air and water!

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