CANDLEWOOD — Two of the lake authority’s patrol boats were put out of commission this summer, coming at a time when the coronavirus and increased traffic on the lake put even more of a strain on the marine patrol.
The Candlewood Lake Authority now seeks $60,000 from each of the five lake towns to purchase two new patrol boats in time for the summer. None have made a decision yet.
“I’ve never seen a season like this,” Mark Toussaint, one of New Milford’s delegates, told New Milford Town Council this week. “We really need your help.”
New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman have all decided to vote on approving funding later after receiving more input and information, including where that money would come from in their own budgets. The lake authority is expected to present the proposal to Brookfield and Danbury next week.
The towns have until the end of