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Vilas County considers leasing of city property for boat patrol

November 22, 2019 by Kayla Houp

In its letters and communication agenda item, the Vilas County board’s law enforcement and emergency management committee heard on Monday of the City of Eagle River’s intent to lease a 10-by-60-foot parcel of city property.

According to committee chair Jerry Burkett, the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office will receive from the city attorney pertaining to information regarding a $1 per year lease, starting next year, for the Vilas County Boat Patrol. 

Burkett said the lease was designed so any issues with the lease could be taken up with the county, who has the lease, rather than the city, who owns the property.

“I realize it’s not big, but it’s close,” Burkett said. “We would look at doing this lease for a long, long period where you could literally walk down to your boat from here, if that’s what you choose to do.” 

Burkett said this was another opportunity for a joint cooperation between the city and the county which came about that they were thankful for.

Kayla Houp may be reached via email at [email protected]

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