Summer Letter from the Chair

July 1, 2024 

To All Town Residents/Taxpayers – 

I’m sure many of you have noticed a few changes in the town board – Kathy Berndt retired last December 
and our long time town constable, Bob Morgan, sadly passed away a few months ago. We wish Kathy the 
best in her well-earned retirement and extend our condolences to Bob’s family.  

The main purpose of this letter is to inform Town of Gull Lake residents/property owners that we will 
once again have a Town Cleanup Day on SATURDAY, AUGUST 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the 
Town Hall. Washburn County has informed us that they have increased the amount they will reimburse 
the town for costs, up to $3000 this year! Items approved for recycling are: Appliances 
(washers/dryers/refrigerators, etc.), Computers, Televisions and Tires. There will be no limit on any of 
these, but we do ask that you are a town resident or property owner. The cleanup will be a one-day only 
event; if you need to drop an item off ahead of time please contact a town board member to make 

One other item I’d like to mention is that, due to recent law changes, we will only be posting meeting 
information on the town’s website as well as on the main posting board located at the Town Hall. The 
other two boards located at Gardner Lake and Hay Lake Rds will only have generic town information 
from now on (maps, list of board members, etc.). If you would like to be notified via email whenever a 
meeting is scheduled or minutes are posted, please sign up for those notifications on the town website OR 
contact Lolita Olson, Clerk/Treasurer, and she can sign you up. That way you don’t have to get out of 
your vehicle to check the fine print on the posting board!  

The town will be mowed soon; brushing went well last year and most of the leaning trees have been 
trimmed. Thank you to those residents who have reported downed trees – storm damage is kind of hit and 
miss, so it’s important to let us know right away if there’s an issue. It’s the town’s job to make sure our 
roads don’t have trees blocking the path! 

Lastly, we will be having a “silent auction” to sell the old dock that’s been sitting at the town hall. If 
you’re interested in purchasing, indicate the price you’d be willing to pay on a piece of paper along with 
your contact information and send it via snail mail to the Clerk. Write the words “dock” on the outside of 
the envelope and postmark it no later than July 31st. We’ll keep it sealed until our August meeting; we’ll 
open it at that time and announce the lucky bidder! This will be sold AS IS and will need to be picked up.  

Have a safe and enjoyable summer! 

Tom Thorp 
Chair, Town of Gull Lake