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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ELVD Seeks Moderator

Posted 11/20/20

Moderator’s Duties

A Moderator will preside at the District’s Annual Meeting, regulate the business conducted at the meeting, decide questions of order, and make a public declaration of every vote passed. The Moderator has full control over procedures used at the meeting and maintains order throughout the meeting.

The Moderator is also in charge of the election process from start to finish. Upon completion of the ballot counting, the Moderator files a certification of election with the clerk that indicates the number of votes received by each candidate.

The Emerald Lake Village District will pay for an appointed or elected Moderator to attend a Moderator’s Training Session provided by the NH Municipal Association.

The position is for one year and a stipend of $50.00 is paid.

Please contact the ELVD Office if you are intertested.

Email to info@ELVDNH.com or by calling 603-831-4130.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


Next Meeting - Friday - December 4, 2020 6:30pm

Posted 12/3/20

ELVD Special Workshop Meeting

NOTE: This meeting will be fully remote only.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/ELVD

You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 446-011-853

Agenda and Complete Streaming Instructions HERE

In the event you are not able to hear during the meeting, please contact the Board by sending an email to info@ELVDNH.com or by calling 603-831-4130.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


ELVD Meetings Schedule & Streaming Instructions

Notice of Emerald Lake Village District Workshop & Special Meetings

Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Online Only
Agenda & Streaming: CLICK HERE
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 6:30pm
Place: ELVD Office and Online
Agenda: TBD
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.

Notice of Emerald Lake Village District Monthly Commissioners' Meetings

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Online Only
Agenda & Streaming: HERE
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Time: 6:30pm
Place: ELVD Office and Online
Agenda: TBD
By: Emerald Lake Village District Commissioners

**Dates and locations subject to change based on 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.


Bridge Project Update - November 2020

Posted 11/9/20

A quick update on yesterday's bridge status meeting prior to next week's regular meeting. Attendees - Accura Construction, Wright Pierce Engineer and support staff, onsite rep for the project, ELVD - Brett Taber and Debbie Kardaseski, Aquamen

* Reviewed contract /work agenda

* Discussed delay in physical start of excavation and overall project.

* Reason is due to Type of soil geology will not support the original culvert design.

* Wright pierce had originally been designed with a U-shaped culvert and inverted onto foundations.

* Wright pierce had stated they checked with various precast companies and they advised at that time they could not build one as large as we wanted per the design. new concept/ design will be box type culvert to allow for more weight displacement across larger area. Michie Corp is the company that identified the load concerns.

* New design and shop drawings will be developed over next week and then submitted for review by engineers and Accura Construction and ELVD over the following week.

* Larger size rebar, construction time and curing time of culvert parts are estimated to be completed by Christmas time.

* To prevent the need for dewatering over the Holidays, actual excavation will occur after the start of new year. significant completion date listed as March 15 ( road open for usage) with final completion date April/ may time frame.

* Final completion focus will be on clean up, soil erosion concerns, etc. since this will be during spring thaw period.

* More details to come as things progress with culvert build.

We also discussed the potential for water leak repair on this section of piping during the excavation period. Aquament to develop some options for repair. Aquament planning on lek checking the section of piping on 11/6 in hopes of identifying location of leak better. Aquamen are going to attempt to break out beaver dam at the inlet of the lake this week as well.

Thank you,
Brett Taber
ELVD Board of Commissioner Chairman


WATER SYSTEM PROJECT UPDATE

Posted 9/2/20

The Board continues to work on this project in the effort to be able to commence much of our plan through the balance of 2020. Here is the latest update.

- Financing has been made available for project work to begin.
- Multiple leaks since June 25 requiring shutting down segments of system to make the repairs as they are discovered.
- In addition to the leaks the district has seen a reduction in production from 2 more wells, as a result the District is trucking in water weekly to prevent running out of water.
- The Board continues to work with the new Water System Operators in developing an activity plan and to prioritize those activities that need to occur this calendar year.
- Some of those activities include: Well transducer installations, future exploration of well sites for potential well placement, Installation of at least 2 Zone Meters, repair/ replacement of up to 3 other meters within the system. Change out of Treatment media and disposal of waste media are on the list.
- Test wells have been completed installed with promising output volumes from the Eastman Beach property.
- Engineers will be meeting w/ NHDES to understand the next steps in permitting for a well.

As new updates occur, we will make efforts to maintain communication flowing to residents.

Thank you,
ELVD Board of Commissioners


ELVD Seeks New Treasurer

Posted 8/27/20

The Emerald Lake Village are seeking a new treasurer. If you are interested in filling the position, please send a resume or letter of qualifications to the ELVD Board of Commissioners, PO Box 2217, Hillsborough, NH 03244.

CLICK HERE for DUTIES OF THE TREASURER

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


EMERALD LAKE VILLAGE DISTRICT BID SOLICITATION FOR INCIDENTAL PLOWING WINTER 2020-2021

Posted 8/16/20

Emerald Lake Village District is accepting bids for Incidental Plowing for Winter 2020-2021. Sealed bids must be postmarked by September 11, 2020 or may be dropped off at the District Office, 147 W. Main, Suite 103, Hillsboro, NH. For bid details contact the District Office at 603-464-3128 or email info@elvdnh.com

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


THE WATER BAN REMAINS IN EFFECT DUE TO SEVERE SHORTAGES THIS YEAR

Posted 9/16/20

Since 9/8/2020 Emerald Lake Village District has TRUCKED IN 1,026,000 gallons of water at the cost of $78,223.00

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


Aquamen Water Solutions

Posted 6/13/20

New Water System Operators

Use for comments, questions, and to report water leaks.

603-397-7814


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


    2020 ELVD Asset Management Program Presentation

    Click Here for ELVD 2020 Asset Management Program Presentation


    WATER BAN IN EFFECT

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

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION HERE


    ***UPDATED INFORMATION OF ARSENIC MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL (MCL) VIOLATION INITIALLY POSTED HERE ON 2/11/20

    Posted 4/24/2020

    Arsenic Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) Exceedance - Complete Report Here

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER - NOTICE OF ARSENIC MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVEL (MCL) VIOLATION

    Posted 2/11/2020

    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 OCTOBER 11, 2019 showed an arsenic level of Below Determinable Levels. The average level of arsenic over the last year was 0.023 mg/L The reason you are being notified is the average level for the last 12 months has exceeded the allowable level, which is 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: This N.O.V. was issued on 12/16/2019 from the NHDES. During July of 2019, the arsenic treatment media was replaced In the Meeting House Treatment Center. As an added step the Arsenic levels are being tested monthly and have shown to be at a Non detect level each month since the media replacement date. However, in order to remove the N.O.V. status our Quarterly testing annual 12-month average must be below the maximum allowable limit of 10 PPB. Quarterly updates will be provided through the 2020 period until the level is acceptable. The 90 days resolution note below merely refers to the notification effort for this mailing only.

    We anticipate resolving the problem within 90 days. For more information, please contact JOE OR CHARLIE DAMOUR OF WSO+ AT 603-428-3525 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.

    WS ID: 1141020 Date distributed: 1/16/2020

    ~ ELVD BOC


    *** IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER - Fluoride Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (SMCL) Exceedance

    Posted 2/11/2020

    Public Water System Name: Emerald Lake Village District. PWS ID: 1141020

    We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water meets health standards. Your drinking water test result is above the Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (SMCL) for the following:

    Contaminant and SMCL
    Fluoride 2.0 mg/L

    Detected Level
    3.1

    Date Sampled
    12/9/2019

    Running Annual Average
    3.1

    Compliance Period
    2019

    What Does This Mean?

    This is NOT an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2.0 milligrams per liter (mg/L) of fluoride may develop cosmetic discoloration of their pennanent teeth (dental fluorosis).

    Dental fluorosls, in its moderate or severe forms, may result in a brown staining and/or pitting of the permanent teeth. This problem occurs only In developing teeth, before they erupt from the gums. Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove the fluoride to avoid the possibility of staining and pitting of their permanent teeth. You may also want to contact your dentist about proper use by young children of fluoride-containing products. Older children and adults may safely drink the water.

    Drinking water containing more than 4.0 mg/L of fluoride (the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's drinking water standard) can increase your risk of developing bone disease. Your drinking water does not contain more than 4.0 mg/L of fluoride, but we are required to notify you when we discover that fluoride levels in your drinking water exceed 2.0 mg/L because of this cosmetic dental problem.

    What should I do? Children under the age of nine (9) should use an alternative source of water that is low in fluoride. In addition, you may want to consult your dentist about whether to avoid dental products containing fluoride. Adults and children over age nine should consult their dentist or doctor and show him/her this notice to determine if an alternate source of water low in fluoride should be used. General health related questions may be directed to the EPA Safe Drinking \¥ater Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Some home water treatment units are also available to remove fluoride from drinking water. To leom more about ovoi/able home water treatment units, you ma call NSF International at 1-877-8-NSF-HELP

    Steps being taken to correct the situation:The District Is working with its Water System Operator company, NHDES, and the Company that developed our water treatment plant so that we can better track the performance of the system, understand the operational requirements better, and to obtain adequate system media to support a reduction of Fluoride levels within the water being processed through the Treatment center. We remain operational within the Secondary Fluoride level.

    We are continuing to monitor fluoride levels. We will inform you If levels exceed 4.0 mg/L.

    Please share this information with all the other people who have children that 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.

    ~ ELVD BOC


    Also Important

    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.