A grant through the Department of Parks and Recreation Division of Boating and Waterways is aimed to help the Lassen County Sheriff's Office replace a patrol boat used on Eagle Lake.

Grant to help replace ‘unreliable’ patrol boat

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office is hoping a grant will help replace an unreliable boat used to patrol waterways like Eagle Lake.

According to the staff report from the Tuesday, Oct. 13 Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting, “The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for patrolling the navigable waterways in Lassen County. Commonly, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office conducts boat patrols on Eagle Lake. The boats that have been utilized to conduct these patrols are over 25 years old, are in a state of disrepair and unreliable.”

To help the department upgrade needed equipment, it applied for a grant through the Department of Parks and Recreation Division of Boating and Waterways, and in September was awarded the grant in the amount of $155,000.

Before utilizing this grant, however, the grant agreement must be signed by authorized representatives of both the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Boating and Waterways. The Division of Boating and Waterways requires a resolution from the Board of Supervisors authorizing Sheriff Dean F. Growdon to sign and execute the grant.

The board unanimously approved the resolution authorizing Growdon to sign and execute the grant through approval of the consent agenda at the Oct. 13 meeting.

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