2016 Budget Approval -- posted on Friday, November 20 2015

The Public Hearing, Special Town Meeting, and Special Town Board Meeting to approve the levy and 2016 budget are scheduled for December 7, 2015 at 5:00pm at Town Hall. Agendas and supporting documents are on the Town Board webpage. There is a Budget summary report, a Resolution passed by the Town Board to approve a levy limit increase, and the proposed resolution to be passed by the electors to increase the levy limit. Budget sheets and public budget books will be available at Town Hall beginning December 1, 2015.

Town Hall Closed for Thanksgiving -- posted on Friday, November 20 2015

The Town Hall will close at 1:00pm on Wednesday November 25 and be closed all day Thursday November 26th. It will be open regular hours Friday November 27.

Community Awards -- posted on Monday, October 26 2015

On behalf of the Town of La Pointe, Community Awards Committee, Iím honored to announce the recipients of our first Town of La Pointe, Community Awards.
Congratulations to the following individuals:

Gary Russell and Robin Trinko-Russell, Community Appreciation Award, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to our community and for providing services for the good of our community, by working above and beyond expectation.

Ken Cadotte, Hall of Fame Award in recognition of his outstanding service and years of leadership to our community.

C. William Muter, the Roll of Honor and recognized for his Military service.

An awards ceremony and reception will be held on DECEMBER 7, 2015 at 6:00pm following the Town Meeting on budget~
Congratulations and thank you for your Service, Leadership and Contributions to our Community!

Town of La Pointe, Community Awards Committee
Chair E. Ellis, G. Carlson, G. Rieman & S. Soucek

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 www.madferry.com.

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, www.madelineisland.com.

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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