Storybook Garden

Visit our a new Land O’ Lakes attraction that kids will love~Storybook Garden. Walk into a world where children can bring various storybooks to life. A great opportunity to share a magical experience with your children, grandchildren, or kids of any age. Located in the town park.

Big Lake Boat Landing and Road-Closed

The Big Lake Boat Landing will be closed for reconstruction work beginning the week of July 8, 2019.  Construction is estimated to be completed by August 30, 2109.  Big Lake Landing Road will be closed to all traffic except local residents from Palmer Lake Road during construction.

Public Art “Fish Tales” Fundraiser!

Fish Tales Order Form

Donate to Land O’ Lakes Public Art for the installation of art around Land O’ Lakes in the form of murals, sculptures, musical playground equipment, etc. There are many ways to donate, including monetary donations or  purchasing a medallion with your message engraved on it, with more ways to come.  “Fish Tales” is a fundraiser which will take the form of a fish-shaped, interactive sculpture that is displayed on the Town Hall grounds. The center of the fish will be composed of chain link fence to represent scales with lustrous tags hanging in the center of each opening (see photo).

The medallions come in stainless steel for $10,  pink or purple for $20, and Gold for $30.  Please help support public art in Land O’ Lakes by sending in the attached order form today!

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Ample Funding Available for 2019

We declare, winter WILL end soon!

At least some time in the next two months 

The home buying season is upon us. Wisconsin Rural Development has the following funding available for home purchase and repair in Fiscal Year 2019. It’s hard to imagine that September 30th is less than 6 months away so let’s get a jump on home financing and use this money locally, before we lose it at the end of September.    

Home Purchase and/or Repair Loans – Very Low income – $3.7 million – Low income – $5.8 million

Home Repair Loans –1% interest – $481,000

Home Repair Grants – $81,000

“For Sale” signs are starting to pop up all around us! Sellers are eager to sell…homebuyers are itching to purchase…and our staff is ready to assist them with no down payment financing!

Spring Election Results-April 2, 2019

Town of Land O’ Lakes Election Results -April 2, 2019

Town Chairman:

Daniel Balog: 173

Write in: 10

Town Supervisors -Vote for Two

Michael A Stopczynski, Sr.: 137

Samuel Otterpohl: 200

Write in: 2

Town Clerk-Treasurer

Lynn M Bybee: 197

Write in: 1

No outstanding provisional ballots

Total of 230 voters

Notice of Spring Election

Notice of Spring Election and Sample Ballots
April 2, 2019

Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in Vilas County, on April 2, 2019, at which the officers named below shall be nominated. The names of the candidates for each office, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office, each in its proper column, together with the questions submitted to a vote, for a referendum, if any, in the sample ballot below.
Upon entering the polling place, a voter shall state his or her name and address, show an acceptable form of photo identification and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote. If a voter is not registered to vote, a voter may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence, if the voter presents proof of residence in a form specified by law. Where ballots are distributed to voters, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the voter shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that a voter who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the voter’s minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the voter of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice.
Where Optical Scan Voting is Used
The voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote and fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to the write-in line. On referendum questions, the voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to “no” if opposed to the question.
The vote should not be cast in any other manner. Not more than five minutes’ time shall be allowed inside a voting booth. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the voter in casting his or her vote may be taken into the booth and copied. The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone in a manner that would reveal how the ballot is marked.
If the voter spoils an optical scan ballot, he or she shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one voter. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the voter shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place.
After Marking the Ballot
After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve, so the marks do not show. The voter shall insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit. The voter shall leave the polling place promptly.
A voter may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the voter declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the voter’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the voter.
The following is a sample of the official ballot: (See Sample Spring Election Ballots). All ballot samples specific to each municipality are posted at in their entirety.
s/ David R. Alleman, Vilas County Clerk

Location and Hours of Polling Place


At the election to be held on April 2, 2019, in the town of Land O ‘ Lakes the following polling place location will be used for the wards indicated:

                 Location                                           Ward

Land O’ Lakes Town Hall                                        1

4331 County Road B

Land O’ Lakes WI 54540


If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.

                                   Lynn Bybee

                            4331 County Road B

                         Land O’ Lakes WI 54540


            Mon-Thurs. 9am-3pm or by appointment

All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.


Notice of Meeting of the Local and Municipal Board of Canvassers

At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors will convene as a joint meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers and the Municipal Board of Canvassers for the purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.

Voting by Absentee -April 2, 2019

APRIL 2, 2019
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.
You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing or online at
Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. You may make application to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at
Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail
The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:
5 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2019
Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.
Voting an absentee ballot in person
You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.
Town of Arbor Vitae
Mary Reuland
10675 Big Arbor Vitae Drive
Arbor Vitae, WI 54568
Monday – Friday 9am-3pm
3/29/2019 9am-5pm
Town of Land O’Lakes
Lynn Bybee
PO Box 660
4331 HWY B
Land O’Lakes, WI 54540
M-Th 9am-3pm
3/29/2019 9am-5pm
Town of Presque Isle
Lorine Walters
8306 School Loop Road
Presque Isle, WI 54557
M-F 10am-12pm
3/29/2019 9am-5pm
Or By Appointment
Town of Boulder Junction
Kendra Moraczewski
PO Box 616
5392 Park Street
Boulder Junction, WI 54512
M-Th 9:30am-3:30pm
3/29/2019 9:30am-5pm
Town of Lincoln
Shelly Sauvola
PO Box 9
1205 Sundstein Road
Eagle River, WI 54521
Monday -Friday 9am-3pm
3/29/2019 9am–5pm
Town of St. Germain
Thomas Martens
PO Box 7
St. Germain, WI 54558
M-F 8am-5pm By Appointment
Town of Cloverland
Julie Priefer
PO Box 1565
5860 Perch Lake Road
Eagle River, WI 54521
M-F By Appointment ONLY
Town of Manitowish Waters
Dana Hilbert
PO Box 267
5733 Airport Road
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
Monday – Friday 10am-1pm
3/29/19 1-5pm By Appointment
Town of Washington
Michele Sanborn
2160 Pinewood Drive
Eagle River, WI 54521
M-F 5pm-7pm By Appointment
Town of Conover
Jennifer Steiner
PO Box 115
4665 HWY K East
Conover, WI 54519
Monday – Thurs 9am-2pm
Or By Appointment
Town of Phelps
Marjorie Hiller
PO Box 157
4495 Town Hall Road
Phelps, WI 54554
Monday – Thurs 9am-3pm
3/29/2019 9am – 5pm
Town of Winchester
Joan Wainio
7228 CTH W
Winchester, WI 54557
OR 715-543-2110
M-F By Appointment ONLY
Town of Lac du Flambeau
Nancy Edwards
PO Box 68
109 Old Abe Road
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
Monday – Thurs 9am-3:30pm
Friday 3/29/2019 9am-5pm
Town of Plum Lake
Sharon Brooker
PO Box 280
8755 Lake Street
Sayner, WI 54560
Tues,Thurs,Friday 12-5pm
City of Eagle River
Debbie Brown
PO Box 1269
525 East Maple Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
Monday – Friday 8am-4:30pm
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:
Friday, March 29, 2019
No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.
The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling
place or counting location before the polls close on APRIL 2, 2019. Any ballots received after the polls
close will NOT be counted.