Salem to supply Paddock Lake water patrol this summer

The Paddock Lake Village Board has approved an intergovernmental agreement that will have Salem provide water patrol on Paddock Lake this summer.

In 2015, the village utilized sheriff’s deputies under the village’s existing patrol agreement to patrol the lake. Those officers were paid overtime hours. For the season, Paddock Lake paid $5,500 for 94 hours of patrol, said village administrator Tim Popanda.

In the off season, the village surveyed residents and other stakeholders about water patrol and found that more hours were desired, Popanda said. The board explored other options and found Salem was willing to provide the service.

Terms of the Salem agreement include:

  • 12 to 15 hours of patrol per week.
  • Late May to mid-September approximately 240 hours.
  • The Town of Salem officer will be using the village’s water patrol boat.

Cost will be $9,400, but the village will be eligible for 70 percent Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reimbursement, for an estimated net cost of about $2,800, Popanda said.


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