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TOWN CLOSINGS
FOR THE
4TH. OF JULY HOLIDAY

TOWN HALL
The Town Hall building will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. 2015.
The Town Hall will reopen Monday, July 6th. 2015 at 9:00 am. and resume normal hours of operation.

TRANSFER STATION
The Transfer Station will be closed Saturday, July 4th. 2015. The Transfer Station will reopen Sunday, July 5th, 2015 at 9:00 am. and resume normal hours of operation. The Transfer Station will be open Friday, July 3rd. 2015, Sunday, July 5, 2015 and Monday, July 6th. 2015, 9:00 am. to 4:00 pm. on the Holiday week/weekend.

If there are any questions or concerns please call the Town Hall at 715-588-3358.

LAC DU FLAMBEAU
4TH. OF JULY FESTIVITIES

Downtown parade begins at noon. This year's theme is "Rocking in the USA" - dancers, singers and drums are invited to participate in the parade. 
The annual PowWow will begin will begin at 7:00 pm. Lac du Flambeau Tribal Members, visiting family, friends and guest dancers will carry on the tradition of holding a PowWow at the Indian Bowl grounds. Everyone is welcome to participate.
    The fireworks begin at dusk over the bay near the Indian Bowl.

Native American food and crafts will be available all day.

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EVERYONE!!!!!!

COME JOIN IN ON THE FUN AND FESTIVITIES!!!!

 

NOTICE

ORDINANCE 2015-01 RESCINDED
ALL- TERRAIN VEHICLE (ATV) AND UTILITY TERRAIN VEHICLE (UTV) ROUTE ORDINANCE

TOWN OF LAC DU FLAMBEAU

Please take notice that the Town Board of the Town of Lac du Flambeau, at a regular meeting held on June 17, 2015 did rescind, under Chapter III of it's Code of Ordinances, Number 2015-01, ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE (ATV) AND UTILITY TERRAIN (UTV) ROUTE ORDINANCE.

Nancy Edwards,
Town Clerk

 

TOWN OF LAC DU FLAMBEAU
BID REQUEST - ROAD PROJECTS

The Town of Lac du Flambeau will be accepting bids for reconstruction of the following roads: EACH ROAD SHOULD BE BID SEPERATELY.

Reconstruction of East Fence Lake Road: 6330 feet from Cty Hwy F to Hershey Lane.

Furnish, haul, place and compact Type E1 hot mix asphalt with PG Grade liquid asphalt of PG 52-34
20 feet main roadway 20 feet wide intersections plus Radii
Pave each unpaved driveway entrance with 6 inches paved extension. Asphalt mix shall have a minimum asphalt content of 5.3%. Surface 2 1/4 inches x 20 feet wide.
Furnish, haul and place 2 inches compacted crushed aggregate base course prior to pulverizing.
Pulverize existing roadway and added base course. Rough grade, shape and compact 26 feet wide, including grading.
Final grade, shape, water and compact roadway 26 feet wide town road and intersection as listed.
Furnish, haul, place and compact a 3 foot wide base course shoulder with a 1 foot taper for each side.
Construct private entrances gravel, paved, red granite.
Reconstruction: Hershey Lane 25 feet, Audobon Lane 25 feet, Tall Pines 15 feet
Strip shoulders as required to remove sod grass etc. from shoulders 26 feet.

Surface chip seal of East Boundary Trail:

Bar seal full width seven areas needing repair with 5/8 inch chip seal 6421 sq. yards.
Furnish and apply one layer bituminous emulsion surface aggregate cover chips 3/8 inches 20 feet wide x 13,078 feet long, includes sweeping after chip sealing. Project begins 2300 north of the intersection with State Hwy 47 to Plummer Lake Road.

Surface chip seal of Lower Sugarbush Trail and Acorn Lane:

Furnish and apply one layer bituminous emulsion and one layer of surface aggregate cover chips 3/8 inches 20 feet wide x 2463 feet, 18 feet x 340 feet, includes sweeping after chip sealing. Project starts at junction to State Hwy 47.

Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 pm. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 for the Lac du Flambeau Town Board meeting to be held at the Lac du Flambeau Town Hall. The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, and to select the bid(s) deemed to be in the Town's best interest.

Nancy Edwards,
Town Clerk
Town of Lac du Flambeau, WI.

 

  

  MEDICATION DROP OFF BOX

Help prevent medication misuse and abuse. There is a drop off box for unused/expired prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, and medications from deceased family members located at the Tribal Police Station, 623 Peace Pipe Road in Lac du Flambeau. The hours of operation are 7:00 am. to 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday. Cross off the patient information, but leave the name of the medication on the package/bottle. Deposit the original container or put the medication in a sealed plastic bag for disposal.

TRANSFER STATION

The Lac du Flambeau Transfer Station is now accepting - free of charge - old/broken appliances. This includes refrigerators, microwaves, washers, dryers, freezers, water heaters, stoves, dishwashers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and air conditioners. If you have any questions please feel free to call the Transfer Station at 715-588-3696. The Transfer Station's hours of operation are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday - excluding some Holidays - 9:00 am. to 4:00 pm.

RECYCLING VOUCHERS

The recycling vouchers are back in. Please stop in to the Lac du Flambeau Town Hall building if you would like one. There is a limit of one of each kind - electronic or appliance - per household each year. These vouchers are for Lac du Flambeau residents only.
These vouchers are available until the funding limit is reached or December 31, 2015.
Also, Eagle Waste & Recycling at 604 Jack Frost St. in Eagle River takes AT NO CHARGE the following items: stoves, washers/dryers, water heaters, motor oil, glass bottles/jars, plastic containers, tin/steel cans, aluminum cans, scrap metal, newspapers, magazines, office paper and cardboard.

The Transfer Station is now accepting asphalt shingle debris for a  nominal charge for Lac du Flambeau residents. No contractors are  allowed to use this service.

  

PLEASE HELP KEEP LAC DU FLAMBEAU BEAUTIFUL!

 Town History

The Town of Lac du Flambeau is located in the southwest corner of Vilas County.  The name "Lac du Flambeau" means lake of the torches, which came from the French who came to the area and saw the Ojibwe Indians spearing fish by torchlight at night.

Before January 1, 1875, Vilas County was part of Marathon County; from 1875 to 1885 part of Lincoln County; from 1885 to 1893 part of Oneida County, then the area was set off as Vilas County April 12, 1893.  Vilas County was named after William F. Vilas of Madison.  Vilas attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during the Civil War, was Postmaster General of the United Sates from 1885-1888, was Secretary of the Interior 1888-1891 and a U.S. Senator 1891-1897.

The town was established on June 5, 1900, and at that time was a busy logging area.  Logging came to Lac du Flambeau in 1885.  During the next 20 years, three sawmills were in operation seven days a week and eight to ten railroad cars carried timber out each day.  When the logging businesses left the area, Lac du Flambeau residents turned to resorts and tourism for economic gain.  With more than 100 lakes within the township boundaries, lakeside resorts became very popular with visitors from Chicago and Milwaukee, as well as other Midwest cities.

Notable visitors included the Mars Candy Company and the Hershey Chocolate Company families; town roads Marlands Lane and Hershey Lane were built to provide access to the properties owned by these families.

Lac du Flambeau has two forms of local government.  The Town government is organized under the provisions of the Wisconsin State Statutes, with an elected Town Board consisting of a Town Chairman and 2 Town Supervisors, an elected Town Clerk and an elected Town Treasurer; the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians operates under federal recognition as a sovereign Indian nation.  The Tribal government oversees issues relating to tribal members and tribal land.  The Town and Tribal governments work together on issues affecting the entire community.

The area known as Lac du Flambeau is what is commonly referred to as a "checkerboard reservation" i.e. there is taxable fee land regulated by the Town, interspersed with Tribal land which is regulated by the Tribe.  The Town and Reservation each cover about 140 square miles in area, but the boundaries do not match exactly.

Town government services are provided for the benefit of all residents and property owners.  They include fire protection, ambulance service, road maintenance and construction, the operation of a transfer station for the disposal of household waste and recyclables.   Zoning regulation and enforcement, property assessment and tax collection responsibilities are conducted only on fee land, conducting local, state and federal elections, animal control and liquor licensing (both done jointly with the Tribe), as well as other miscellaneous town government responsibilities.

Lac du Flambeau is a beautiful place to live, work or visit.  The sparkling waters of more than 100 lakes (including the famous 10-lake Fence Lake Chain), and magnificent forests of maple, oak, white birch, aspen, fir and pine trees all combine to provide a glimpse of Nature's finest handiwork.  Each season brings new outdoor recreation opportunities; some of the area's finest fishing, boating, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hunting, photography, wildlife and bird watching are all available here.  After a glorious day spent outdoors, be sure to visit the Tribe's Lake of the Torches Resort Casino.

TOWN OF LAC DU FLAMBEAU
109 OLD ABE ROAD  ~  P.O. BOX 68
(715)588-3358  ~  FAX: (715)588-7923
Email:  ldfclerk@frontier.com or deputyclerkldf@frontier.com