Special Town Board Meeting

The members of the Town of Prairie Lake Board and others will be meeting with the Barron County Highway Commissioner on Wednesday, February 13, at 1 p.m. at the Municipal Building located at 796 21st Street. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss improvements to 7th Avenue from 22 3⁄4 Street east to its termination and other matters dealing with roadwork in the town.

The meeting is open to the public.

Karn Moe, Clerk
Town of Prairie Lake

Special Meeting Notice


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting of the Town Board of the TOWN OF PRAIRIE LAKE will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at noon, at the Meeting Room of the Municipal Building located at 796 21st Street.

The agenda for the meeting:
Discuss clerk & treasurer job descriptions.
Discuss appointing town board member to fill vacancy. Authorize plans for clerk & treasurer search.

The meeting is open to the public. The meeting place is handicap accessible.

Karn Moe, Clerk

Date for Caucus Set

The Caucus to nominate candidates for Town of Prairie Lake Chairperson and 2 Supervisors-at-large to serve on the Town Board will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7 p.m., at the Meeting Room of the Municipal Building at 796 21st Street. The term of office is 2 years – April, 2019 – April 2021.

In order for a candidate’s name to be placed on the ballot for the Spring Election which will be held on April 2, 2019, a person must be nominated, and that nomination must be seconded, by persons who are eligible voters of the Town of Prairie Lake. (Note: the persons doing the nominating and seconding need not be registered voters, but they must be eligible to be registered voters if they chose to be.)

There can be 2 names on the ballot for chairperson and 4 names for supervisor. Should there be more nominations than are allowed on the ballot, then the persons present at the caucus who are eligible voters would vote on the candidates for an office and the persons with the highest number of votes would fill those ballot slots.

The current office holders are Dale Lehner, Chairperson (who has filed a letter of intent to not run for that office for this term); and Janice Rustong and Wayne Brenholt, Supervisors-at-large.

If you have questions about the process or the duties of the offices or anything else, you can be in touch with one of the officers or with the clerk at 715-924-2580, [email protected]


The election of officers in the Town of Prairie Lake will take place at the Spring Election on April 2, 2019.
The officers to be elected are chairperson and 2 at-large supervisors. Since the offices of clerk and
treasurer are now appointed offices (referendum approved at General Election in November) those
offices will be filled by appointment of the town board.

The caucus at which the candidates to run for the offices of chairperson and supervisors will be chosen
will be held in January – the date will be set by the board at the December 11 meeting. The incumbent
chairman has filed a notice of non-candidacy for that office.

The search for clerk and treasurer will most likely commence in January when job descriptions and
applications will be available.

Burn Ban Update

The Town of Prairie Lake is removing its Burn Ban at this time.

Burn Ban

The ban on any type of burning, other than campfires, is in effect until further notice.