Solar Energy Tour -- posted on Thursday, September 15 2016

Solar Energy Tour of local homes and businesses from Ashland to Bayfield. Self guided tour on October 2, 2016 1:00- 4:00pm. For more information visit

Member Needed for Winter Transportation Committee -- posted on Wednesday, September 14 2016

Sign up sheets are posted and we are in need of a Winter Transportation Committee member! Get Involved! Sign up sheets are at Town Hall, the Post office, or email

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): Pointe Community Clinic#/dashboard

Zoning Administrator -- posted on Thursday, May 26 2016

Stop by and say hello to the new part time Zoning Administrator Ric Gillman. He is also the Assistant Zoning Administrator for Ashland County. Ricís office hours will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to noon, and by appointment. His email address is and telephone number is 715-747-2707.

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!

Town Zoning Legislation -- posted on Wednesday, January 20 2016

The Town of La Pointeís bill to restore town zoning on the Island passed the Assembly on January 19, 2016 and was passed on to the Governor for signature! Tremendous thanks to Senator Janet Bewley and Representative Beth Meyers for sponsoring and testifying on behalf of this bill!! There have been some additional legislative changes to shoreland zoning so we must sort out how to proceed. More to follow! If you have questions, please contact Lisa Potswald at or at 715-747-6914.

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

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,

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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