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The Town Hall will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Town Hall will reopen and resume normal business hours of
9:00 am. to 3:30 pm.on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
The Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Transfer Station will reopen on Friday, January 23, 2015
at 9:00 am. and resume normal business hours of Friday through Monday 9:00 am. to 4:00 pm.


Radon test kits are available again this year from the Vilas County Public Health Department for the low cost of $1.00 each.
The test kits are to be available starting Thursday, January 15, 2015 through Sunday, February 15, 2015. You can pick up your test kit at the Lac du Flambeau Town Hall, 109 Old Abe Road, Lac du Flambeau, WI. Monday through Friday, 9:00 am. to 3:30 pm. The kits will be available at the Lac du Flambeau Town Hall from Thursday, January 15,2015 through Friday, February 13, 2015 - due to the Town Hall being closed on weekends. If you have any questions, please call the Vilas County Health Department at 715-479-3656 or the Lac du Flambeau Town Hall at 715-588-3358.


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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:30 am. to 12:00 pm.
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 9:30 am. to 12:00 pm.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 9:30 am. to 12:00 pm.
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 9:30 am. to 12:00 pm. 




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election to be held in the Town of Lac du Flambeau on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at which time the following officers will be elected for a term of two (2) years, to succeed the present incumbents whose term of office will expire on April 21, 2015.

          OFFICE                              INCUMBENT
Town Board Chairperson         Matthew E. Gaulke
Town Board Supervisor           Bryan Hoover
Town Board Supervisor           Ginger Schwanebeck
Town Treasurer                        Irene Messinger

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the first day to circulate nominate papers is December 1, 2014, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, in the office of the Town Clerk.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.



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.


There are no longer any recycling vouchers for electronics or appliances available for the year 2014.

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 free of charge for Lac du Flambeau residents. No contractors are  allowed to use this service.



 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.

109 OLD ABE ROAD  ~  P.O. BOX 68
(715)588-3358  ~  FAX: (715)588-7923
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