Welcome To Emerald Lake Village District!

Located in historic Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA

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Emerald Lake Village District (“ELVD”) within the Town of Hillsborough was established in 1979 for the community surrounding Emerald Lake, formerly known as Gould Pond. Originally a subdivision of seasonal homes, it has developed into primary homes for the majority of its residents. ELVD through a Board of Commissioners manages the well based water system, the beaches and recreational areas, and approximately fourteen miles of roads.

ELVD is also a community of people who enjoy the unique advantage of their own lake and beaches, as well as the proximity of Fox Forest, Pat’s Peak for skiing, and access to the shopping and dining available in Hillsborough, while located close to Concord in the southwest part of New Hampshire.

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Upcoming ELVD Meetings

Date: THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 (This workshop has been CANCELLED)
Time: 5:00 pm
Place: ELVD Office at 5 West Main Street, Hillsborough, NH
By: The Board of Commissioners

Date: THURSDAY - OCTOBER 8, 2015
NEW Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Town Offices behind Fuller Library on School Street, Hillsborough, NH
By: The Board of Commissioners


A Shoreland Homeowner's Guide To Stormwater Management

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The Dredge is Complete!
The Commissioners would like to thank every resident for their patience during this year's inlet dredge and lake drawdown. We are happy to announce that the work is done and we've begun to raise the lake back to summer levels. The amount of rain we see in the next few weeks will determine how quickly we can add boards back to the dam. Once all of the boards have been added and the water level tops the dam, the BOC will re-float the swimming platforms at the beaches.

Seasonal draw-down of Gould Pond / Emerald Lake will begin October 12th
The Board of Commissioners will begin to draw down the lake on Columbus Day, Monday October 12th. The dam boards will slowly be removed over the course of 5-7 days for the best health of our fish population. Because of the lack of rain, swim rafts will not be re-floated this year.

Dogs at ELVD Beaches
The BOC would like to remind all property owners that dogs MUST be leashed and restrained at Eastman Park, Emerald Beach, and Hummingbird Beach. Dogs cannot be off leash for any reason. Off-leash dogs are ONLY permitted at Meetinghouse Beach and when no other beach visitors are present.

Are There Forested Wetlands On Your Property?
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Rules For Trimming Brush and Trees on Emerald Lake and near Wetlands in Emerald Lake
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The Board of Commissioners have retrieved two abandoned/loose watercraft. If you are the owner of one of these watercraft and would like to reclaim it, please contact the BOC with proof of ownership.

New Eastman Park Gate Hours
Eastman Park has moved to fall hours. The gate will be opened at 8am and closed at 6pm every day until first snow. After our first snow, the gate will be kept closed until approximately May 1st.

Seasonal Water Shutoffs
BOC reminds all seasonal residents that we offer FREE water shut off starting October 1st. Turn on in the spring is also free. Property owners will still be billed for non-seasonal shutoff or turn-on service.

2015 ELVD Water Quality Report - CCR

2015 ELVD Water Quality Report - Consumer Confidence Report

Leak Reporting/Water Issues
All leaks should be reported first to ELVD Commissioner, Mark Rodier, at 603-703-2210 or 603-464-2890 or Send e-Mail to Mark.

Water Shut-off and Turn-on
To request your water service be shut-off or turned on, please contact Water System Operators at 603-428-3525. 48 hours notice required. Homeowner must be present when water is turned on. $50/fee per shut-off and/or turn on to be invoiced by Emerald Lake Village District. Turn-on and shut-off service is not available on weekends, holidays, or same day, except in an emergency. Self-service is considered tampering and punishable by fine.

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