BREAKING NEWS 3/24: Governor Evers has issued the Safer at Home Order, effective Wednesday, March 25 at 8:00 a.m. through April 24, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., to be enforced by Law Enforcement: READ SAFER AT HOME ORDER HERE
BREAKING NEWS 3/21: Sawyer County has issued a travel advisory requesting that non-residents do not enter Sawyer County to visit their cabins. If you are a resident returning home from outside Sawyer County, you are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. READ SAWYER COUNTY TRAVEL ADVISORY HERE
UPDATED 3/21: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CLERK REGARDING COVID-19 & ELECTIONS
The State and Federal Governments have declared a State of Emergency and are requiring immediate action be taken to ISOLATE contact and slow/stop the spread of COVID-19 virus, which is now spreading in Wisconsin. It is crucial that everyone cooperate with the CDC and Department of Health recommendations immediately to slow the spread and avoid overloading the health care system with critical care cases.
Government employees and public officials have been instructed by WI Secretary Joel Brennan to work from home when possible and limit unnecessary contact with the public.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY IS THE TOP PRIORITY AT THIS CRITICAL TIME: THE ACTIONS WE TAKE TO ISOLATE TODAY WILL POTENTIALLY SAVE LIVES
Therefore, the Town Hall will remain closed to the public until further notice, except for limited attendance Board meetings and in-person absentee voting and registration on Monday, March 23 and Monday, March 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with an appointment.
As of 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, the April 7th Election is still happening: this can change and I will update everyone as soon as I hear.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is urging people to VOTE ABSENTEE if possible to reduce public contact. There are 2 ways to do this:
- VOTE BY MAIL so you never have to leave your home (for already registered voters): You will need to fill out a request called "Application for Absentee Ballot" before a ballot can be mailed to you. You can find this easy to use form online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ or call me and request one by mail. Once you submit it, along with a scan or photocopy of a valid photo ID, I will mail your ballots. Do this AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to allow enough time for the mail to go back and forth. *By law, ballots received by mail after April 7th cannot be counted.
- VOTE IN-PERSON ABSENTEE in the Clerk's office: This will be offered on Monday, March 23 from 8-2 and Monday, March 30 from 8-2 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
You must show your valid photo ID to vote, and proof of residence if you are registering. Once you are registered, you can vote in my office so you do not have to come back on election day.
YOU MUST CALL AHEAD FOR AN APPOINTMENT (715) 266-2110 so I can ensure social distancing and surfaces can be sanitized for your protection. Leave a message saying that you want to vote absentee and I will call you back to schedule your time.
If you plan to vote on April 7, election day, please be advised that the following protocols will be in place: only 5 voters at a time will be permitted inside the Town Hall and will stand 6 feet apart in line. Voters will vote one at a time to control social distancing and sanitizing of surfaces. You will not be permitted to enter the building if you are sick- please call ahead to request curbside voting if you have any symptoms. Do not try to vote in the building as you will be risking the lives and health of others: our population is elderly and many are high risk. We want everyone to be able to vote so please be patient and cooperate with the public health directives and we will do our part to provide you with a safe election.
We will continue to update residents on the situation as it develops, both here and on the Town of Draper Facebook page.
For customer assistance or voting assistance, you may email me at [email protected]
In the event of a town-related emergency, you may reach me, Liz Klein at (715) 266-2110 or Chairman Dave Zett at (715) 497-8799
If you need medical help and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, inform the Sawyer County dispatcher that you may be exposed so the responders can take necessary precautions.
Thank you for your cooperation in this urgent matter.
Clerk, Town of Draper
Draper is a town in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 209 at the 2018 census. 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. The East Fork of the Chippewa River and the Flambeau River provide excellent fishing, kayaking and canoeing opportunities.
- 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!
- 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
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.
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.
White, Native American, and Mixed Descent