Pipe and North Pipe P & R District
The mission of the Pipe Lakes Protection & Rehabilitation District is to improve and protect the waters and associated watershed area for the safe use and enjoyment of all.
Who are We?
We are a special government unit of the State of Wisconsin designed to manage a lake or group of lakes. A major difference between a lake association and a lake district in Wisconsin is that a district has taxing powers. A lake district in Wisconsin has governmental responsibilities to local citizens and taxpayers. Our District also uses a set of by-laws to guide operation. The boundaries of a lake district generally follow the boundaries of the watershed for the lakes involved.
Who runs the District?
Governing authority for the Lake District is shared by the Board of Commissioners, the resident voters, and property owners. The Board runs the day to day operation of the District. The residents voters and property owners control major policy matters by electing commissioners, setting the annual budget, and exercising other powers an annual or special meeting.
How are the Board Members Determined?
The District has 7 Board members. Five members are elected for 3-year staggered terms by the resident voters and property owners. These elected members are selected an the annual meeting by secret ballot. One member is appointed by the Town Board, and another is appointed by the County Board.