BULLETIN BOARD Updated 6/12/2024

2023-2024 Newsletter

SUMMER DUMP HOURS: WEDNESDAYS 1-3 PM and SATURDAYS 9-11 AM

Town of Draper bags must be purchased at the dump for garbage- the prices are now $3 for large bags and $2 for the small bags. Clean loose recyclables may be thrown in the recycling dumpsters- please cooperate with the attendant as we have strict rules from Waste Management or they fine us!

The Clerk's Office is open Monday and Tuesday from 8am-2pm unless the temperature is -20F or Winter School District is closed.

GigFire will back at work soon burying the fiber broadband network!

Their base package (1Gbps upload and download speed) with unlimited data is $70 per month with a $99 installation fee and includes a state of the art mesh network Wi-Fi router. You can add phone for $20 per month with unlimited long distance- keep your number. There is a federal low-income program available so every household can have this fantastic internet access! This plan is faster than anything currently available in the area for half the price. (Also available is a 2Gbps package for $100 per month!)

The PSC grant plus GigFire's investment brings $4,554,559.00 of infrastructure investment to Town of Draper residents by the end of 2024. For more information on the technical aspects and a timeline, you can view our 29 page grant application here: https://apps.psc.wi.gov/ERF/ERFview/viewdoc.aspx?docid=433122

 

Draper is a town in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States. The population is 242, according to the official 2020 Census result. The unincorporated communities of Draper, Loretta, and Oxbo are located in the town.

 

Abundant Natural Resources:

  • Public Lands: The township of Draper encompasses thousands of acres in the heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and the Flambeau River State Forest.
  • Waterways: There are numerous fishing lakes and waterways, including Blaisdell Lake with a state of the art public boat launch facility, and rustic Lake Loretta with 2 public launches. The East Fork of the Chippewa River and the Flambeau River provide excellent fishing, kayaking and canoeing opportunities. The Brunet River headwaters arising in the town are designated as a Class IA trout stream.
  • Wildlife: Black bear, white tailed deer, bald eagles, wolves, coyotes, bobcats, fishers and many more wild animal species are abundant in the Draper area, and you may even see elk or a stray moose passing through!

Recreation:

  • National and State Forest hiking, biking and cross country ski trails
  • Extensive ATV and snomobile trails, including a portion of the historic Tuscobia Trail
  • Public campground with hot shower facilities and state of the art RV campsites, with 30 and 50 amp electric hookups just off Tuscobia trail
  • Draper Public Park with large covered picnic shelter

Services:

Geography:

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 138.2 square miles (358.0 km²), of which 136.1 square miles (352.5 km²) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) is water.

Area:

138 sqare miles, 45 miles south of Lake Superior and 120 miles north east of St. Paul, MN. Draper is 36 miles SE of Hayward, WI, home of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and the annual American Birkebeiner Ski Race.

Nationalities:

White, Native American, and Mixed Descent

Education:

Students are bussed 12 miles to Winter School District https://www.winter.k12.wi.us/