Election Results -- posted on Friday, December 2 2016

There was an error on the original posting for La Pointe election results. I missed putting the 8 votes for Gary Johnson on the results that were posted in Town and in the Gazette. I apologize for the error! - Micaela Montagne, Town Clerk

Community Awards -- posted on Thursday, December 1 2016

The Town of La Pointe requests the pleasure of your company at the 2016 Community Awards Reception
La Pointe Town Hall on Madeline Island
Monday, December 5, 2016
Immediately following Town meeting (approx. 5:30)

On behalf of the Town of La Pointe, Community Awards Committee, we're honored and delighted to announce our
2016 Community Award Recipients ~

Community Appreciation Award
Keith and Carol Sowl
In recognition of your combined, significant contributions including improving and enhancing our community by setting aside a significant portion of your property for our Community Garden, working numerous volunteer hours, sharing a wealth of knowledge and continued effort toward the Community Garden's growth, fruition and success. In addition Carol is recognized for her impact on generations of Island school children, service as a role model and educational leadership. Keith, your volunteer initiative and efforts battling invasive plants, extensive trail maintenance, and leadership in the planning and development of Town Park Facilities, is "a legacy for all to enjoy".

Hall of Fame Award
Island Gazette
Evan, Waggie & Evan Erickson Jr.
In recognition of your significant achievements and years of service as a positive force serving as co-editors of the
Island Gazette, a "publication avidly read by those who live here year round, summer residents and visitors alike... preserving the written word and local history through the generations."

Congratulations to each of our Award Recipients and THANK YOU for your outstanding self less service and contributions to the La Pointe Community.

2017 Budget -- posted on Friday, November 18 2016

The Public Hearing, Special Town Meeting and Special Town Board Meeting to finalize the 2017 Budget will be held at Town Hall starting at 5:00pm on December 5, 2016. Agendas are on the Town Board page, and the 2017 Budget Book is available on the Announcements page and at Town Hall.

Solar Array for the Library and Clinic -- posted on Thursday, June 9 2016

The Madeline Island Library and the La Pointe Clinic are powered by solar energy! You can monitor the solar energy at the following links (please copy and paste):

https://monitoringpublic.solaredge.com/solaredge-web/p/site/public?name=La Pointe Community Clinic#/dashboard

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!

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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