About the Park District
The Putnam Lake Park District was established for the benefit of Putnam Lake residents when a community petition was presented to the Town of Patterson in 2011. All facilities and services, use of the lake and parkland are now reserved for residents owning or renting homes within the district.
The boundaries of the district were determined by the properties that have deeded rights to use the lake.
The Park District operates under its own budget and is one of many special districts under the Town, paid for by those using the services (similar to a sewer or lighting district.) The cost is paid as a separate line item through taxes, based on individual property values. An average Putnam Lake home pays approximately $100. (CT properties with deeded lake rights may use the facilities as an "out-of-district" user by paying a $100 fee to the Town of Patterson.)
The title to parkland property previously owned by the PLCC has been transferred to the Town of Patterson for all the district residents to enjoy. The Patterson Town Board approved a new section of Town Code for the district and has appointed a Park Advisory Board to assist its management.