Welcome To Emerald Lake Village District!

Main Office: 147 West Main Street - Suite 103, Hillsborough, NH 03244
Mailing Address: PO Box 2217, Hillsborough, NH 03244
Telephone: 603-464-3128 Fax: 603-464-4132
info@elvdnh.com

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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Contacting The ELVD

Posted 10/12/19

If any resident has questions, concerns, or ideas related to the District, Please contact the Commissioners using any of the following methods:

  • Attend the Public meetings
  • Email them via: info@elvdnh.com
  • Call the office number and leave a message: 603-464-3128
  • Call a commissioner via contact information listed on the Officials webpage HERE
  • All approaches will receive responses from the Commissioners.

    It is solely the responsibility of the Commissioners and their staff to address matters related to the District as well as its residents. It is their responsibility to voice their concerns in the accepted methods of communication.

    No future efforts/concerns will be addressed unless received through these communication methods. Facebook comments/concerns or through friends/family members will not be responded to.

    Thank you,
    Brett Taber
    ELVD Board of Commisisoner Chairman


    Upcoming ELVD Meeting

    Updated 1/20/2020

    Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 6:30pm

    ELVD Commissioners' Workshop Meeting

    Agenda: Budget preparation meeting.

    ~ ELVD BOC


    2020 ELVD Annual Meeting & Voting

    April 18, 2020. Times and further information will be posted ASAP.


    Upcoming ELVD Meetings

    Notice of Emerald Lake Village District Workshop Meetings

    Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: Commissioners to meet at the office to begin discussions on preparing for the 2020 budget.
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: Commissioners to meet at the office to begin discussions on preparing for the 2020 budget.
    *Supervisors of Checklist at start of meeting for voter registrationBy: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    **Dates and locations subject to change based in District and Business needs.

    **Agenda outlines to be posted prior to each individual meeting, Agendas are subject to change up to and including during the meetings as the BOC deems necessary to conduct district business.

    Notice of Emerald Lake Village District Monthly Commissioners' Meetings

    Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: TBD.
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: First public budget meeting.
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm
    Place: ELVD Office
    Agenda: Commissioners to meet at the office to begin discussions on preparing for the 2020 budget.
    By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

    **Dates and locations subject to change based in District and Business needs.

    **Agenda outlines to be posted prior to each individual meeting, Agendas are subject to change up to and including during the meetings as the BOC deems necessary to conduct district business.


    Open Positions within EMERALD LAKE VILLAGE DISTRICT

    Posted 1/2/2020

    JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

    Any persons interested in applying for these Open Positions, please contact the ELVD BOC at 464-3128 or send an email to: info@elvdnh.com by January 30,2020. These positions will be filled by appointment. Annual elections will take place on April 18, 2020 for all three Positions which are 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year seats for the Commissioner and a 1-year seat for the moderator.

    VILLAGE DISTRICT MODERATOR

    The position of Moderator is a one-year term. The Moderator presides at the District’s Annual Meeting, which will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020. The Moderator decides questions of order and makes a public declaration of every vote passed. The Moderator may prescribe rules of procedure for the meeting, maintains order at the meeting, and appoints an Assistant Moderator. The ELVD District Moderator is paid a stipend of $50.00.

    If the position is filled in time the District will pay for the Moderator to attend a Traditional Meeting Moderator’s Workshop on Saturday, February 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    DISTRICT COMMISSIONER

    JOB DESCRIPTION: The District Commissioner is responsible for oversight of the District Administrator, Chief Administrative Head of all departments of the District, and is responsible for all departments and employees thereof.

    ACCOUNTABILITY: The District Commissioner derives authority from the constituents of Emerald Lake Village District and shall hold said office at the pleasure of it constituency.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities assigned to this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. The Board of Commissioners are solely accountable and responsible for adherence to all regulations provisioned under applicable Title III RSA’s established under the NH General Court
    2. Maintains good public relations with citizens and interacts with citizens.
    3. Provides oversight of the District Administrator and all departments and employees accountable to the administrator
    4. Provides oversight of the offices of the Treasurer, Clerk and any future elected office deemed appropriate by the board
    5. Provides general supervision of the property and business affairs of the district and the expenditures of money appropriated by it for district purposes
    6. organize and conduct all District Meetings and Workshops in accordance with applicable RSA’s
    7. To appoint, develop and train future appointed Commissioners to ensure effective transitions of power with minimal impact to district constituency
    8. To attend regular and special meetings as deemed appropriate by the board
    9. To be available to meet the needs of the district as deemed appropriate by the BOC’s

    WATER BAN IN EFFECT

    There is presently a Water Ban in effect for ELVD. NO OUTDOOR WATER USAGE of any type.

    IMPORTANT, NEW INFORMATION HERE


    *** NOTICE OF ARSENIC MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL (MCL) VIOLATION

    Posted 8/15/19

    The EMERALD LAKE VILLAGE DISTRICT water system recently violated a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.

    We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Test results for the sample(s) collected on JULY 18, 2019 showed an arsenic level of 0.055 mg/L. The average level of arsenic over last year was 0.023 mg/L.

    This average is above the enforceable maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 0.010 mg/L.

    What Does This Mean?

    This is NOT an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, some people who drink water containing arsenic in excess of the MCL over many years could experience skin damage or problems with their circulatory system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

    What should I do?

    It is not necessary to use alternate water; however, if you have specific health concerns, please contact your health care professional. General health related questions may be directed to Dave Gordon of the DES Environmental Health Program at (603) 271-4608.

    Steps We Are Taking: ARSENIC TREATMENT MEDIA HAS BEEN CHANGED IN THE MEETING HOUSE TREATMENT CENTER AND THE pH MONITOR HAS BEEN REPLACED.

    We anticipate resolving the problem within 45 days. For more information, please contact JOE DAMOUR OF WSO+ AT 603-428-3625 or 603-848-3525 or 405 FLANDERS ROAD, PO BOX 68, HENNIKER, NH 03242.

    Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

    PWS ID: 1141020 Date distributed: August 15, 2019 posted on web site

    ~ ELVD BOC


    Important News About Recycling


    Posted 12/17/19

    View and download the flier HERE

    ~ ELVD BOC


    Alerts

    Emerald Lake Beaches and Parks are Private and for the use of District Residents Only
    ELVD Beaches and Parks are currently operating on Summer hours, Sunrise to Sunset. The Gate at Eastman Park and barricades at Emerald Beach are shut at Sunset each evening. All beaches are closed at sunset and all after hours activity should be reported to the Hillsborough Police.

    Dogs at ELVD Beaches
    ELVD Beach Rules and Regulations were updated to restrict dogs access (not permitted) to the following beaches; Eastman Beach, Emerald Beach, Hummingbird Beach. Owners are permitted to take their Dogs to the Meeting House Beach (Gould Pond Rd.) and to Burnham Park (Red Fox Crossing) for swimming /exercise. At all times and all locations, dogs must be in full control of a responsible person who shall ensure that any litter or waste caused by the dog is cleaned up immediately.

    Seasonal Water Shutoffs
    BOC reminds all seasonal residents that we offer FREE water shut off starting October 15th through April 15th. Turn on in the spring is also free. Property owners will still be billed for non-seasonal shutoff or turn-on service.

    Leak Reporting/Water Issues
    All leaks should be reported to an ELVD Commissioner HERE and also by contacting WSO at 603-428-3525

    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.

    PLEASE NOTIFY an ELVD COMMISSIONER once you have set up a time with WSO+, so that the district may record the information.