By Gail Peckler-Dziki


Geoff Wheeler, owner of Hartnell Chevrolet, petitioned for the car dealership’s five acres to be annexed into the Village of Paddock Lake last month.

The property is in the Paddock Lake future growth area agreed upon in the Salem/Paddock Lake Boundary Agreement and the annexation would have been approved last month but was delayed due to errors in the legal description provided by the county. The annexation request reappeared on the Sept. 21 village board agenda and was approved.


Hartnell to expand

This parcel is located on the west end of the village at 7800 Antioch Road. Wheeler plans to increase the size of the sales floor and service area. That will increase the size of the building to where state code requires a sprinkler system.

Popanda said that Wheeler petitioned to come into the village now for hook up with the municipal water system. Paddock Lake has been working with developers to create a water system on the west end of the village.

That project is two-thirds complete. It has been stalled because the developers haven’t been developing, according to Popanda.

“Mr. Wheeler has petitioned the state for a five-year relief,” Popanda explained. “The sprinkler system will be installed when his building is complete, but he is asking the state for five years to activate the system. The water system should be complete and up and running in that time.”

According to Popanda, both the Village of Paddock Lake and the Salem Fire Department are supporting Wheeler’s request to the state for the five-year relief. Paddock Lake contracts with the Town of Salem for fire service.


Flu shots available at village hall

Feel the need to get the flu shot but want a little more privacy?

Walgreens personnel will be at the Paddock Lake Village Hall, 6969 236th Avenue, on Monday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and administer the inoculation there.

The service is available especially for seniors, but also for anyone who wishes to receive the shot. According to village trustee Karen Harris, the regular cost of between $33 and $35 will apply. Medicare will cover the cost for qualified seniors.


Road projects underway

Next week, 69th street   from 239th Avenue to 241st Avenue will be resurfaced. Village administrator Tim Popanda said that project would take one week.

The reconstruction on 250th Avenue from Highway 50 north to 67th street will take longer. The project involves a complete reconstruction on 250th Avenue, tearing it down to the base then building the road back up. Some minor storm sewer improvements will also be done.

Popanda said that while the road will be new, it would not be widened. The end date for this project is estimated as Oct. 29.


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