Current News


Porta Potties

Posted 9/14/21


Dear Residents,

As this summer comes to an end we have scheduled the Porta Potties to be picked up from ELVD Beaches on 9/21/21.

Thank you to all residents who helped keep our beaches clean this year!

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


***Emergency Water Leak Repair***

Posted 9/13/21

WATER SERVICE ON Old Lantern Road will be shut of f the morning of Tuesday, September 14, 2021, for Leak REPAIRS.

We expect water to be shut off for a short period of time during repair. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please make any necessary preparations to support your needs.

If you have questions/concerns please contact the board: info@elvdnh.com or call 603-464-3128

*If you need to update email contact information or no longer want to receive emails please email info@elvdnh.com and our records will be updated.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


Income Survey UPDATE

(To Obtain Grant Money & Loan Forgiveness)

Posted 9/12/21

By now, full-time ELVD residents should have received their Income Survey in the mail. For anyone that has already filled out and returned, Thank You!

We have reached nearly a 20% completion rate!

We need a 75% completion rate to be successful.

We are asking the Income Survey to be mailed by 9/15.

Please continue to return the Income Surveys (which are being mailed to: Martin Mistretta, RCAP Solutions P.O. Box 154 Strafford, NH 03884).

ELVD has the opportunity to obtain significant grant money depending on our Median Household Income (MHI) and our existing water rates. However, since we have not been able to successfully complete an Income Survey (with a 75% return rate), our MHI is unknown and we are therefore ineligible to qualify for any of this grant money or loan forgiveness. We are seeking residents to complete the simple one-page income survey.

If you are a full-time resident and did NOT receive an Income Survey form to fill out please email info@elvdnh.com

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


Water Main Replacement Project

Posted 9/11/21

As part of the 2021 Water Main Replacement project, our engineering company, Wright Pierce has hired a registered New Hampshire Land Surveyor. Residents will see land surveying being completed on the identified roads determined within the project limits and surrounding areas:

Autumn Rd (2,825 ft), Birch Tree Lane (675 ft), Bobolink Lane (925 ft), Deerpoint Dr (1,800 ft), Ellenbrook Rd (2,000 ft), Moccasin Trail (1,770 ft), Old Lantern Rd (1,200 ft), Racoon Alley (1,375 ft), Skyview Lane (900 ft), Turtle Bridge Crossing (875 ft), Winter Rd (3,235 ft).

Topographical and Utility surveys will aid in contract documents in the form of drawings and specifications. Once all necessary project data and field review is completed, the project will go out to bid.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


Posted 9/8/21


ELVD Updates

Posted 9/8/21

Income Survey (To Obtain Grant Money & Loan Forgiveness)

By now, full-time ELVD residents should have received their Income Survey in the mail. For anyone that has already filled out and returned, Thank You!!.

ELVD has the opportunity to obtain significant grant money depending on our Median Household Income (MHI) and our existing water rates. However, since we have not been able to successfully complete an Income Survey (with a 75% return rate), our MHI is unknown and we are therefore ineligible to qualify for any of this grant money or loan forgiveness. We are seeking residents to complete the simple one-page income survey.

If you are a full-time resident and did NOT receive an Income Survey form to fill out please email info@elvdnh.com

Zone Meter Pit Installation (Water Project)

Installation of Zone Meter Pits has concluded and readings are active and live, linked to the cloud for monitoring. New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has been notified of this update.

Eastman Well Update at Eastman Park

Completed Actions:

- Sand & Gravel Exploration for Well Site - After extensive research and data, with the help of our engineering company (Wright-Pierce) Eastman Park was the best viable option for a well. An added bonus which saved funds is, we already owned the land.
- Gravel Packed Well drilled at Eastman Beach.
- Preliminary Well Application for Large Community Wells sent to NHDES & approved. 5-Day Pump Test completed and report completed.
- Final Approval submission to NHDES

Continuing Actions:

- Awaiting review from NHDES on Final Approval (up to 45 day review time).
- Pilot Testing by Aquamen Water Solutions (ongoing).
- Treatment Design by Aquamen Water Solutions has begun.

Upcoming Actions:

- Purchase Propane Fired Generator for Eastman Well (depending on Treatment design we have the option and decision to shut off Mary Rowe well, in which we could re-use the current Mary Rowe Generator, eliminating the cost to purchase one).
- Treatment Plan to be submitted to NHDES.
- Determine the Best Piping Route that is also cost effective, potentially aligning with any upcoming projects.

Well Piloting Process

Well Piloting will continue 8/11 on-site by Aquamen. Current water quality concerns at Eastman Well are Iron, Manganese and Organics. The goal of pilot testing is to reduce these contaminants in the water with effective and economical solutions for treatment.

Aquamen has modified their 8.5’X18’ enclosed trailer to set up the pilot system and installed treatment tanks, heat system etc. needed to complete the pilot testing on site (Eastman Beach). The pilot system consists of 5 filter banks for multiple configurations and multiple chemical feed systems for various chemical injections for treatment

Well Piloting Components Include:

- Creating a baseline of the effectiveness of treatment, with multiple samples of water to assess effectiveness and sent to Lab for analysis
- Jar testing with various polymers and coagulants
- Pilot testing various treatment processes with filtration aids identified and multi configurations of filtration media, filter sand and anthracite among them.
- Target for a scaled treatable flow rate of 5 GPM.
- Assessing operational capacities of the various configurations we will run to aid in determining viability of a given process.
- pH adjusted pilot trial ongoing
- Field and lab analysis of the process water of each treatment configuration.

Thank you, The ELVD Board Of Commissioners

Questions or Concerns? Email: info@elvdnh.com


What You Need To Know: Income Survey

*** Important *** Please Read ***
Please be on the lookout for the Income Survey in the mail! (Mailed 8/31/21)

Posted 8/31/21

What is an Income Survey?

The point of this Income Survey is to determine the Median Household Income (MHI) for Emerald Lake Village District.

Why is an Income Survey important?

Since our MHI is unknown, we are ineligible to qualify for certain grant money and loan forgiveness. A successfully completed Income Survey means we will have access to apply for these funds and loan forgiveness which can directly lower district debt.

How long is the Income Survey?

The Income Survey is a one-page sheet consisting of 3 questions total. These questions include: number of people in household (required), Household Annual Income for 2020 (required) and race/ethnicity (optional).

It is completely confidential!

We understand income is sensitive information. Please rest assured that the Income Survey is being handled by an outside company (RCAP Solutions) and will not be seen by the Board of Commissioners.

There is a stamped return envelope inside!

In order to make this as convenient as possible, included in the letter is a stamped return envelope and labled to be returned to RCAP Solutions.

We Need A 75% Completion Rate to be Successful!

We sincerely appreciate your efforts on completing the Income Survey, If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out: info@elvdnh.com

Thank you,
Board of Commissioners


Annual Lake Drawdown Notice

Posted 9/3/21


Attention Residents!

This notice is being shared for all ELVD residents so that preparations can be made for the Annual Lake Drawdown in preparation for the winter months. We will commence lowering the lake level during the week of 9/20/21. During this week the ELVD Beach rafts will be pulled from the lake. The drawdown will be completed during the week of 10/11/21.

Any boat or dock needs should be addressed before or during this period before the lake is at its final winter level.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


Town of Hillsborough OHRV Usage Public Notice

Posted 7/29/21

Please CLICK HERE to read this important notice on rules and regulations for OHRV


ELVD Road Agent Wanted

Posted 7/28/21


ELVD Water System Asset Management Plan

Posted 7/26/21

On Tuesday, 7/22/21, a resident requested a copy of our Asset Management Plan. Under NH Right to Know Law RSA 91-A, the Board of Commissioners is satisfying the request to make such record available here. This document can also be viewed at our office location by appointment. We hope all residents will take the time to review this important document.

Please CLICK HERE to read this important notice.

Thank you, The ELVD Board Of Commissioners


Notice About Your Drinking Water

Posted 7/26/21

Important information about the ELVD drinking water.

Please CLICK HERE to read this important notice.

Thank you, The ELVD Board Of Commissioners


ELVD ROAD WORK

Posted 7/21/21

Dear Residents,

As of now, Blue Bull Industries is no longer performing work as road agent for Emerald Lake Village District. The Board of Commissioners are currently working through finding a responsible replacement starting with putting the Year-Round Road Maintenance back out to bid this week.

In the meantime, Gary Edwards (son of “Skippy”), or one of his employees, will be helping the district this month to maintain our roads. Please show them respect as they help to repair our roads.

Road Work will commence Friday, 7/23 and continue through Saturday, 7/24. Please keep roads clear of vehicles, trash barrels/dumpsters and anything else that could block or hinder their ability to work on roadways and sides.

- Roads Identified as Top Priority: Emerald Dr., Hemlock, Hummingbird, Red Fox Crossing, Spring St., Turtle Bridge Crossing.

- High Priority Roads: Autumn, Bobolink Ln., Boulder Pass, Dawn St., Ellen Brook Rd., Firefly Ln., Midnight Walk, Moccasin, Old Lantern Rd., Pine Glen Rd., Racoon Alley, Rainbow’s End, Seminole Rd., Sunrise.

- Medium Priority Roads: Beaver Glen Rd., Hillside St., Huntington Dr., Kings Row, Megan Ln., Skyview Ln., Winter Rd.

- Roads Identified with specific problem areas: Alpine (near #13), Birchtree (near #15), Beaver Glen (at entrance from Emerald Dr.), Deerpoint Dr. (between #6-#8)

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


ELVD Updates

Posted 7/23/21

Income Survey

ELVD has the opportunity to obtain significant grant money depending on our Median Household Income (MHI) and our existing water rates. However, since we have not been able to complete an Income Survey, our MHI is unknown and we are therefore ineligible to qualify for any of this grant money. For the district to qualify for this grant money we are seeking residents to complete a simple one-page income survey in the near future. More details to come in upcoming meetings and notices.

Zone Meter Installation

Installation of Zone meters continues. Meter pit installation is expected to be completed by August 2021.

Eastman Well Update (Located at Eastman Park)

Completed Actions:

- Sand & Gravel Exploration for Well Site - After extensive research and data, with the help of our engineering company (Wright-Pierce) Eastman Park was the best viable option for a well. An added bonus which saved funds is, we already owned the land.
- Gravel Packed Well drilled at Eastman Beach.
- Preliminary Well Application for Large Community Wells sent to NHDES & approved.
- 5-Day Pump Test completed and report completed.
- Final Approval submission to NHDES (Completed 4/1).

>Continuing Actions:

- Awaiting review from NHDES on Final Approval (up to 45 day review time).
- Pilot Testing by Aquamen Water Solutions (ongoing). Preliminary lab data has shown promising results through greensand and GAC for good water quality results. This form of treatment should be able to be readily implemented at our current Meetinghouse well building. Water samples are being sent to a lab daily during operations.
- Determining an estimate (through Pilot testing) of the need of frequency at which the GAC will need to be replaced to effectively remove TOC.
- Treatment Design by Aquamen Water Solutions has begun.

Upcoming Actions:

- Purchase Propane Fired Generator for Eastman Well (depending on Treatment design we have the option and decision to shut off Mary Rowe well, in which we could re-use the current Mary Rowe Generator, eliminating the cost to purchase one).
- Treatment Plan to be submitted to NHDES.
- Determine the Best Piping Route that is also cost effective, potentially aligning with any upcoming projects.

As a reminder, once Eastman Well is online parking will be prohibited at Eastman Park. The Board of Commissioners is currently looking into alternative options.

Thank you, ELVD Board of Commissioners


Water Main Replacement Project - Updated 7/20/21

Posted 7/21/21

Article 02, to replace water mains on streets, passed at the Annual Meeting (4/17/21). To see if the Village District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,260,000 for the purpose of replacing water mains on streets, with $315,000 (25%) to come from a Drinking Water Groundwater Trust Fund grant, and to authorize the issuance of not more than $945,000 of bonds or notes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA 33); Further to authorize the municipal officials to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon.

Goals of 2021 Water Main Replacement Project:

- Replace as much water main infrastructure as possible based on engineering and contractor input and funds.

- Gather a plan in place for water main infrastructure/roads not able to be replaced within this project limit, which is favorable for any upcoming grant opportunities.

- Within project limits, replace existing 2” plastic pipe & nylon fittings water main installed in 1966 that show extensive break history with a shallow installation and inadequate bedding with all-new 4” PVC pipe which will reduce leakage, cost for repairs and reduce stress on our wells.

Preliminary Project Timeline of Road Replacement Project:
May 2021

- Gather necessary information for grant & loan applications.

- Reviewed and selected Roads for Environmental Review: Autumn Rd (2,825 ft), Birch Tree Lane (675 ft), Bobolink Lane (925 ft), Deerpoint Dr (1,800 ft), Ellenbrook Rd (2,000 ft), Moccasin Trail (1,770 ft), Old Lantern Rd (1,200 ft), Racoon Alley (1,375 ft), Skyview Lane (900 ft), Turtle Bridge Crossing (875 ft), Winter Rd (3,235 ft)

June 2021

- Submitted New Hampshire Drinking Water & Groundwater Trust Fund (DWGTF)

- Submitted State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan agreement

July 2021

- Next critical step to complete is survey work

- A quamen to provide assistance with utility mark outs and design reviews

- Surveyor is planned to begin July 20th on selected Roads for Environmental Review in the following order:

  • Birch Tree Land
  • Bobolink Lane
  • Old Lantern Road
  • Racoon Ally
  • Skyview Lane
  • Deerpoint Drive
  • Ellen Brook Road
  • Winter Road
  • Autumn Road
  • Turtle Bridge Crossing
  • Moccasin Trail

August 2021

- Complete permitting and design process

September 2021

- Solicit Bids for construction contract

Fall 2021

- Begin water main replacement construction

Fall 2022

- Complete water main replacement construction

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


ELVD Pot Luck Get Together - Due To Rain, Date Changed to Saturday, July 24

Posted 7/15/21

Saturday - July 24, 2021 @ 1:00PM at Meetinghouse Beach (Gould Pond Road

Bring your favorite dish and non-alcoholic beverages. Let's have a fun time and enjoy getting to know your neighbors. Horseshoes, ladder ball, castle building for the kids, and more. If you have a game you would like to bring to add to the fun, that would be great. Can't wait to try all the delicous dishes, meet everyone, have some laughs, and a good time. There are 2 grills there if anyone wants to grill up a dish to provide. (All paper products and utensils will be provided.)

Hope to see you there! Summertime fun!

This event is being organized and funded by Brett & Melissa Taber. We thank them!


ELVD Updates

Posted 7/14/21

Stuffing Envelopes

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to the office 7/14 for stuffing the envelopes for ourrequired state mailing! We will not be meeting 7/15 during the day as the majority was completed.

Meetinghouse (Dog) Beach Raft

A new weight is being made by a volunteer and still waiting for the cement to cure. Once done, the raft will be put back in the water at a safe depth. Please do not deploy these rafts yourself. Thank you for your patience.

Income Survey

ELVD has the opportunity to obtain significant grant money depending on our Median Household Income (MHI) and our existing water rates. However, since we have not been able to complete an Income Survey, our MHI is unknown and we are therefore ineligible to qualify for any of this grant money. For the district to qualify for this grant money we are seeking residents to complete a simple one-page income survey in the near future. More details to come in upcoming meetings and notices.

Zone Meter Installation

Installation of Zone meters continues. Meters arrived on site on 7/13/21. Meter pit installation is expected to be completed by August 2021.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


Why Are There Pool Water Trucks in Emerald Lake Village District?

Posted 7/1/21

Water is being trucked in to meet basic water demand for residents, to replenish our water tank.

How Much Does Trucking In Water Cost?

In 2020, we spent $152,847.44 in fees to truck in water, with a total of 2,070,000 gallons trucked in.

In 2021, we have spent $15,864.52 in fees to truck in water, with a total of 102,000 gallons trucked in so far.

Will There Be More Water Deliveries?

Yes, we have water deliveries scheduled out each Thursday from here for the summer on standby, to use as needed. Last summer we got to the point of needing 2 deliveries a week. On a typical usage day we see the tank drop roughly ½ a foot. Now, on weekends and high temp days we are seeing a 1-2 foot drop. Summer usage continues to be a challenge.

What Can Residents Do?

It is vital we all abide by the outdoor water ban (find complete water rules and regulations on our website at www.elvdnh.com). We cannot sustain if residents are watering flowers, filling pools, washing their cars or homes etc. Conserve water as much as possible. Rain Barrels are encouraged. In the winter, preventing frozen pipes which can cause them to burst is essential. Please continue to report any leaks when you see them (info@elvdnh.com).

What Is Being Done To Correct This Situation?

Ongoing Leak detection and prompt leak repairs. Replacing water main lines with the road replacement project with a 25% matching grant, a preliminary timeline for this project is on our website. Efforts for completing the Eastman Well continue.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


ELVD Dog Swim Get Together

Posted 6/14/21

Every Wednesday 6:00pm (weather permitting) @ Dog Beach (Meetinghouse Beach, 103 Gould Pond Rd)

Residents and dog owners, bring your best friend out for an evening of fun. Join us for the ELVD Dog Swim get together each Wednesday!Let the dogs swim, bring a toy for them if you want and meet with other residents.

Dogs to be on leash or off-leash under control by voice. Please use our doggie waste station with bags to dispose and trash barrels.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


Black Bears Are Here - Do's & Dont's

Posted 6/14/21

Jumping off Red Fox Crossing Bridge Is NOT Allowed

Posted 6/7/21

Dear Residents!

Please take note: There is NO Jumping allowed off of Red Fox Crossing Bridge.

Please take a moment to talk to your children about the dangers of jumping or diving into shallow water. To safely dive and jump while swimming in Emerald Lake Village District, use our rafts in which safe water depths are measured out.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


NO Parking At Eastman Beach or Along Roadway

Posted 5/28/21

Enforcement Starts 5/28

Violators will be towed at owner’s expense by Mike’s Towing 554-6465

Thank you,
Board of Commissioners


Free Firewood

Posted 5/27/21

Hello Residents!

Free firewood for the taking at Burnham park, after Red Fox Crossing bridge.

Thank you,
Board of Commissioners


Wasted Water Tips

Posted 5/12/21

Fix running toilets to eliminate hundreds of gallons a day of wasted water.

To test your toilet for a leak:

- place 15 drops of food coloring in the water tank of the toilet and wait 15 minutes to see if the color appears in the toilet bowl.
- If the color appears in the bowl, a common cause is the toilet flapper, which can be replaced with little effort or cost.

Toilets older than 1994 may use anywhere from 3.5 gallons per flush (gpf) to 7 gpf. Replace older toilets with WaterSense certified toilets (1.28 gpf) to save hundreds of gallons a week.

*WaterSense certified showerheads, toilets, and sink aerators have been tested for performance and are guaranteed to use 20% less water than today’s standard products. Look for the WaterSense label on the packaging at your local home improvement retailer or in the product information online. For more information about the products, go to https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/ and click on ‘Products.’

Thank you,
ELVD Board of Commissioners


Volunteer Opportunity Saturday - May 8, 2021 Starting time 9:00 AM

Posted 5/7/21

We are seeking any resident wishing to volunteer any amount of their time or energy in assisting with an initial cleanup effort with some downed trees at the edge of Burnum Park.

Commissioner Taber is seeking to coordinate with anyone that can spare some time with this clean up effort. Suggested tools that might be necessary for this effort.

Chainsaw, trimmer/ clippers, gloves, rakes, pickup truck or empty trailer for hauling away material to landfill.

Those assisting wishing to use any volume of the dead tree material for personal firewood would be acceptable as well.

Just show up in support if you have any time available. Parking on the Emerald Drive side of the Bridge project worksite will work best for anyone able to assist.

Thank you,
ELVD Board of Commissioners


Bridge Project Update May 2021

Posted 5/6/21

The Board continues to work on this project during its final stages towards completion. Here is the latest update that we have seen completed since the Annual meeting update.

• New Culvert has been installed.
• Work site metal sheeting used for diverting Sand Brook flow and holding back the lake water has been removed.
• Roadway gravel material and back filling of culvert has been completed.
• Embankments have been supported by boulders and Rip Rap material for erosion control and support.

Items that remain to be completed.

• Final grade development of roadway to be performed.
• Installation of guardrail system to be completed- latest update indicates plan is to perform this by 5/21.
• Placement of loam and seed on the slopes to be performed.
• Restore eroded material at lakes edge of project.
• Complete site cleanup of project materials and equipment.
• Restoration of electrical / cable services across project site.

Thank you,
ELVD Board of Commissioners


***Emergency Water Leak Repair***

WATER SERVICE ON Bobolink Lane WILL BE INTERRUPTED Tuesday, May 4 FOR REPAIRS

Posted 5/4/21

Attention Residents!

WATER SERVICE ON Bobolink Lane WILL BE INTERRUPTED Tuesday, May 4 FOR REPAIRS.

An exact timeline is unknown right now.

Please make any necessary preparations to support your needs.

If you have questions/concerns please contact the board: info@elvdnh.com or call 603-464-3128

*If you need to update email contact information or no longer want to receive emails please email info@elvdnh.com and our records will be updated.

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


Emerald Lake Village District is seeking a part-time DISTRICT FILE CLERK

Posted 4/27/21

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The District File Clerk will be responsible for general office activities including record keeping. Hours are flexible and to be determined.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The responsibilities assigned to this position include,but are not limited to, the following:

● Serve as file clerk for Emerald Lake Village District Board of Commissioners, located in Hillsborough, NH.
● Assist in maintaining or maintain any necessary documents and/or records.
● Search current and past records to provide requested information made by residents, or inquiring Board of Commissioners.
● Answer and log any incoming phone calls and messages.
● Retrieve District mail from our P.O. Box at the Hillsborough Post Office.
● Perform any necessary general office duties and other related duties as required.
● To keep the Commissioners fully advised as to the needs of the district within the scope of his/her duties.
● Knowledge of municipal office procedures and terminology, clerical skills, organizational skills, knowledge of office equipment (computers, printers etc.) is preferred.
● Ability to maintain a good working relationship and work alongside a Board of Commissioners.

If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume or letter of interest by May 7, 2021 to: info@elvdnh.com

Thank you,
ELVD Board of Commissioners


Eastman Well Update (Located at Eastman Park)

Posted 4/25/21

Completed Actions:

- Sand & Gravel Exploration for Well Site - After extensive research and data, with the help of our engineering company (Wright-Pierce) Eastman Park was the best viable option for a well. An added bonus which saved funds is, we already owned the land.
- Gravel Packed Well drilled at Eastman Beach.
- Preliminary Well Application for Large Community Wells sent to NHDES & approved.
- 5-Day Pump Test completed and report completed.
- Final Approval submission to NHDES (Completed 4/1).

Continuing Actions:

- Awaiting review from NHDES on Final Approval (up to 45 day review time).
- Pilot Testing by Aquamen Water Solutions (ongoing). Preliminary lab data has shown promising results through greensand and GAC for good water quality results. This form of treatment should be able to be readily implemented at our current Meetinghouse well building. Water samples are being sent to a lab daily during operations.
- Determining an estimate (through Pilot testing) of the need of frequency at which the GAC will need to be replaced to effectively remove TOC.
- Treatment Design by Aquamen Water Solutions has begun.

Upcoming Actions:

- Purchase Propane Fired Generator for Eastman Well (depending on Treatment design we have the option and decision to shut off Mary Rowe well, in which we could re-use the current Mary Rowe Generator, eliminating the cost to purchase one).
- Treatment Plan to be submitted to NHDES.
- Determine the Best Piping Route that is also cost effective, potentially aligning with any upcoming projects.

As a reminder, once Eastman Well is online parking will be prohibited at Eastman Park. The Board of Commissioners is currently looking into alternative options.

Thank you,
Emerald Lake Village District Board of Commissioners


On Wednesday, April 28-30th we encourage you to keep your cats indoors in the area of Ravenshead Lane.

Posted 4/23/21

Due to a high population of stray cats in the area of Ravenshead lane, Pope Memorial SPCA has been notified. They are going to be working on trapping the cats in order to provide them with veterinary attention and with hopes of securing them homes. The trapping will be taking place Wednesday April 28th-30th and it is strongly encouraged that you keep your outdoor cats inside during this time to avoid accidental trapping.

We are aware that there are a number of missing cats in the district. Pope memorial will be providing us with images of all cats that are trapped in order to help reconnect them with their owners if they are picked up. If you have a cat that is missing please send a photo to info@elvdnh.com in order to help us with the identification process. Once we have received the photos from Pope Memorial SPCA the cats will be held for 24 hours to allow for any reconnection.

If you would like to speak directly with Pope Memorial SPCA for adoptions or any other purpose, their contact information is 603-856-8756 x 240.

If you would like to make donations Please bring donations to the shelter located at 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301 or you can drop them in their collection bin at Sandy's Pet Food Center, 141 Old Turnpike Road, Concord, NH.

You can also order from their amazon wishlist at: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/LF2DZU1KJQBP

Thank you,
ELVD, Board of Commissioners


2020 ELVD Annual Report

Click Here for 2020 Annual Report


2021 ELVD Warrant Articles

Click Here for 2021 ELVD Warrant Articles


2021 ELVD Budget (MS-636)

Click Here for 2021 ELVD Budget


2021 ELVD Annual Meeting - Saturday, April 17, 2021

Posted 3/30/2021

Annual Meeting (Masks Required)

Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the High School Gymnasium

Voting: 10:00am-12 Noon

Annual Meeting Begins at 12:30pm

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ELVD DRINKING WATER - PLEASE READ

Posted 3/10/21

2021 ELVD CCR Report


Thank you,
ELVD Board of Commissioners


PUBLIC NOTICE EMERALD LAKE VILLAGE DISTRICT BUDGET and DWSRLF LOAN HEARING

Posted 3/3/21

Emerald Lake Village District (ELVD) will hold a Budget and Bond Hearing on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the District office, 147 West Main Street, Hillsborough, NH. The purpose of the hearing is to review the proposed budget for 2021 and to discuss a loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund in the amount of $1,260,000 to be used for water main replacement on three streets in the District.

Thank you,
ELVD Board of Commissioners


PUBLIC NOTICE - EMERALD LAKE VILLAGE DISTRICT FILING PERIOD FOR PUBLIC OFFICE OPEN

Posted 3/1/21

Emerald Lake Village District (ELVD) announces the opening of the Filing Period for District Offices. The following positions are open:
- Commissioner (3-year term)
- Commissioner (2-year term)
- District Clerk (1-year term)
- District Treasurer (1-year term)
- District Moderator (1-year term)

All Candidates for of fice must be residents of and registered voters in the Emerald Lake Village District. Filing Period begins March 3, 2021 and ends on March 12, 2021. Applications may be obtained at the District Office, 147 West Main Street, Suite 103, Hillsborough.

Thank you,
ELVD Board of Commissioners



Eastman Well Update (Located at Eastman Park)

Posted 1/31/21

Completed Actions:

- Sand & Gravel Exploration for Well Site.
- Gravel Packed Well drilled at Eastman Beach.
- Preliminary Well Application for Large Community Wells sent to NHDES & approved.
- 5-Day Pump Test completed.

Upcoming Actions:

- Pilot Testing by Aquamen Water Solutions (started January 27, 2021).
- Final Approval submission to NHDES.
- Purchase Propane Fired Generator for Eastman Well.
- Treatment Plan.
- Piping.

As a reminder, once Eastman Well is online parking will be prohibited at Eastman Park. The Board of Commissioners is currently looking into alternative options.

Thank you,
ELVD Board of Commissioners


EMERALD LAKE VILLAGE DISTRICT BID SOLICITATION FOR AUDITOR, SUMMER MAINTENANCE OF BEACHES AND PARKS, AND YEAR-ROUND ROAD MAINTENANCE

Posted 1/29/21

Emerald Lake Village District is accepting bids for Auditing, Summer Maintenance of Beaches and Parks, and Year-Round Road Maintenance. Sealed bids must be postmarked by February 12, 2021 and mailed to ELVD, PO Box 2217, Hillsborough, NH 03244 or may be dropped off at the District Office, 147 W. Main St., Suite 103 by calling first (464-3128).

For bid details, contact the District Office at 603-464-3128 or email info@elvdnh.com


EMERALD LAKE VILLAGE DISTRICT HAS THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS OPEN: BOOKKEEPER (Part-time) AND ADMINISTRATOR (Part-time)

Posted 1/29/21

Emerald Lake Village District is accepting applications for a part-time bookkeeper and a part-time administrator. Please submit a resume and letter of interest by February 12, 2021. These may be mailed to ELVD, PO Box 2217, Hillsborough, NH 03244 or dropped off at the District Office, 147 W. Main St., Suite 103 by calling first (464-3128).

For job details, contact the District Office at 603-464-3128 or email info@elvdnh.com


Bridge Project Update - January 2021

Posted 1/18/21

The Board continues to work on this project in the effort to be able to complete the project prior to the 2021 Annual meeting.

Bridge project work is commencing.

Here is the latest update that we have.

• Accura construction is on site 1/18/21 placing perimeter fencing, no further pedestrian travel across the area will be permitted until the project allows the roadway to be open for use.

• Silt fencing will be installed for erosion control.

• Cofferdam will be built on inlet side of roadway to allow for work area to be dried out.

• Pumps will be placed on site for water diversion to the lake.

• Current timeline is to have Bridge usable for full use around Mid-March

• Final Completion of Bridge replacement and validation of soil erosion prevention for the April/ May timeframe

Thank you,
ELVD Board of Commissioners


Preventing Frozen Pipes

Posted 12/10/20

As we move into the winter months and cooler temperatures, make sure to keep an eye on your water pipes and plumbing. Frozen pipes that break or burst can cause expensive water damage. Even a small tear in a water pipe can pour hundreds of gallons of water each minute into your home or residence. As many homeowners take time over the winter holidays to visit family and travel, it’s important to know what preventative measures you can take to help prevent frozen or burst pipes. Here are just a few tips to prevent frozen pipes.


Red Fox Crossing Bridge Project Update - August/September 2020

Posted 9/2/20

The Board continues to work on this project in the effort to be able to complete the project during the CY of 2020. Here is the latest update.

- All permits have been approved and received
- Financial funding has been completed and received
- Letter of Award signed and submitted to Contractor
- Lake Draw down to begin around week of September 19 and be completed by October 12
- Deployment of equipment onsite to occur about week of October 12, 2020
- Construction work to begin week of October 19, 2020
- Bridge module sections to be available Mid – November
- Estimated completion of Bridge work end of December

Thank you,
Board of Commissioners


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


2020 Water CCR Report

Posted 8/16/20

Click Here For The 2020 ELVD CCR Report

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


2020 Water CCR Report

2020 ELVD CCR Report

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

Posted 7/14/20

Since June 25, 2020 Emerald Lake Village District has TRUCKED IN 324,000 gallons of water at the cost of $21,690.00 for the trcking and some labor and an estimated cost of $3,354.00 for the water. TOTAL COST = $25,044.00

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Thank you, Board of Commissioners


WATER SHORTAGE

Posted 6/21/20

Attention Residents! The Districts water tank is now at 10 feet for its level of water reserves. You may experience lower than normal water pressure for a period. The District Water System Operators have arranged for external water deliveries to begin on June 22, 2020 (trucking in of water).

Please conserve water where possible. Please report to the Commissioners any knowledge of any residents violating the Water Ban so that those issue may be addressed. This is a serious concern and will begin costing the residents a considerable amount of money to truck in water.

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


WATER SYSTEM PROJECT UPDATE

Posted 6/21/20

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.

• There is a Public hearing that will take place on June 27, 2020 that will talk to the need for the special meeting. The meeting will take place at the District office as well as online.

• Once this has been completed the Board will complete the financing requirements with the selected Lending agency.

• The Board hopes to have financing in place by the end of July.

• The Board will use the time between then and now 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 2 Zone Meters, repair/ replacement of 3 other meters within the system. Changeout of Treatment media and disposal of waste media

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

Thank you,
Brett Taber
ELVD Board of Commissioner Chairman


Red Fox Crossing Bridge Project Update

Posted 6/21/20

The Board continues to work on this project in the effort to be able to complete the project during the fall of 2020. Here is the latest update.

To date, since our last communication the following has been completed

• Review of Submitted Bids and selection for project – Accura Construction is desired Contractor
• Board will be reaching out to Contractor week of June 22, 2020 to sign a letter in intent to offer the contract to Accura Construction out of New Ipswhich, NH
• The Board needs to complete a special meeting to clear procedural defects from the Annual meeting for Bond Counsel to fully sign off on the Bond requests.
• There is a Public hearing that will take place on June 27, 2020 that will talk to the need for the special meeting. The meeting will take place at the District office as well as online.
• Once this has been completed the Board will complete the financing requirements with the selected Lending agency.
• The Board hopes to have financing in place by the end of July.
• The Board needs to meet with the Contractor and adjust any construction dates to support construction timelines that will be needed.

Respectfully submitted,
Brett Taber
Board of Commissioner Chairman


2020 ELVD ELECTION & WARRANT ARTICLE VOTING RESULTS

Posted 6/10/20

The Emerald Lake Village District held its 2020 Annual Meeting on Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, things were a little different this year. Elections were held as usual from 10 to noon Saturday. However, they were drive-through elections this year! The process was smooth and there were 47 votes cast. Elected were: Brett Taber, Commissioner – 3 years with 43 votes; Sara Auger, Commissioner – 2 years with 41 votes; Mark Martin, Commissioner – 1 year with 27 votes; Shawna Kilcoyne, Treasurer – 1 year with 45 votes, and Richard Rose, District Clerk – 1 year with 45 votes. There were eight write-ins for the 2-year term of Moderator with Mark Rodier getting the most votes with eight. It is not known at this time if Mark will accept the position.

The virtual Annual Meeting began at 12:30. Approximately 35 people “attended.” The number fluctuated as people came and went. The meeting recessed late in the day and the Warrant Articles ballot was prepared. Only one warrant article was amended – Article 3 pertaining to the bond for the replacement of the Red Fox Crossing culvert was amended to read “…for the purposes of a project to replace the Red Fox Crossing culvert and bridge,…” No dollar amounts were changed in any of the articles.

Sunday afternoon, 57 people came back to participate in another drive-through vote, this time on the warrant articles. At the end of the day all the warrant articles passed.

The Board of Commissioners will now get busy moving forward with the process of getting the replacement of the Red Fox Crossing culvert underway as well as some water repairs and the search for a new water source.

The District officials would like to thank all who worked so hard to make this event occur as seamlessly as it did: Jon Daley, Asst. Moderator; Joyce Bosse and Sharon Wilkens, Supervisors of the Checklist; Mark Rodier, Moderator; members of the Board; Clerk Richard Rose; and anyone else whose name we may have missed. The residents of the District also deserve to be congratulated for turning out in the numbers they did and participating in the process.


For Residents/Public members attempting to call in to any of our current/future remote meetings:

Posted 3/25/20

If you cannot access the meeting via our call in number that was provided for the meeting in physical postings or on the webpage/Facebook page or have issues with hearing the meeting, Please call into the office at 603-464-3128 to inform us of this. We want to ensure those interested in participating can do so.

Thank you,
Brett Taber
ELVD Board of Commissioner Chairman


Meetings Update Due To COVID-19

Posted 3/22/2020

To the Residents of ELVD,
Please see below additional changes that have impacted ELVD operations due to the recent changes relative the COVID-19 concerns in what the Government has advised for managing the reduction of social gatherings.

After receiving information from our District Counsel, the Governor’s office, and the AG’s office with suggestions on how to proceed, as Chairman of the ELVD Board of Commissioners, I too declare an emergency around this situation related to COVID-19. Based on this, the Board has chosen to cancel the planned Budget review meeting (originally planned for 3/23/20) as well as the Planned Bond hearing (originally planned for 3/27/20) for now due to the potential for a larger than normal attendance of residents than with normal monthly meetings. Future dates for these meetings will be shared with residents as they are developed.

In an effort to keep things moving for these future requirements, the Board will be holding video & Audio online / as well as physical public meetings. This will happen using an online video tool known as GO TO meeting.

The next Monthly Commissioner meeting will take place on Wednesday 3/25/20 @6:30 PM. For those wishing to use the online tool, please follow the information below to log onto this system if they wish to use this to listen to the meetings. For other residents still wishing to attend a meeting in person, the office will be open to support that and we will do our best to support distance between anyone present.

Test Call for ELVD Meeting
Mon, Mar 23, 2020 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/188805045

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212
***This call may be considered long distance and associated rates may apply.

Access Code: 188-805-045

Wednesday Monthly Commissioner meeting

ELVD Commissioner Meeting - Wed, Mar 25, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/616737173

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (669) 224-3412
***This call may be considered long distance and associated rates may apply.

Access Code: 616-737-173

We ask for your patience in this effort and as information becomes available, it will be shared using our communication tools such as the Website and our Official ELVD Facebook page, and Kiosk Postings.

Thank you,
Brett Taber
ELVD Board of Commissioner Chairman


COVID-19 Update

Updated 3/18/2020

To the Residents of ELVD,
Due to the recent changes relative the COVID-19 concerns in what the Government has advised for managing the reduction of social gatherings, the Board has chosen to cancel the Monthly Commissioner meeting scheduled for 3/18/20. The Board will be reviewing its options toward future meeting needs and share any efforts towards those needs. We are reaching out to the State and our Legal Counsel to best determine our course of action towards those future meeting needs such as Annual meeting, Budget hearing, and any Bond hearings that may be necessary. We ask for your patience in this effort and as information becomes available, it will be shared using our communication tools such as the Website and our Official ELVD Facebook page, and Kiosk Postings.

~ ELVD BOC


Red Fox Crossing Bridge Update

Posted 3/16/2020

  • March 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – Submission of all Bridge Construction BIDS close. All BIDS will be opened and read in Public forum. Data Analysis of eligible bidders to follow.
  • Board of Commissioners to review data once Wright Pierce compiles the Data and makes suggestion on contractor for project.
  • March 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – Bond Hearing date to share with publicly available information about Bridge project and potential funding options.
  • April 18, 2020 – Annual Meeting @ Hillsboro Deering Elementary School
  • Respectfully submitted,
    Board of Commissioners


    PUBLIC NOTICE - EMERALD LAKE VILLAGE DISTRICT - FILING PERIOD FOR PUBLIC OFFICE OPENS

    Posted 2/25/2020

    Emerald Lake Village District (ELVD) announces the opening of the Filing Period for District Offices. The following positions are open: Commissioner (3-year term); Commissioner (2-year term); Commissioner (1-year term); District Clerk (1-year term); District Treasurer (1-year term); and District Moderator (1-year term). All Candidates for office must be residents of and registered voters in the Emerald Lake Village District. Filing Period begins March 4, 2020 and ends of March 13, 2020. Applications may be obtained at the District Office, 147 West Main Street, Suite 103, Hillsborough.


    Red Fox Crossing Bridge Update

    Posted 2/11/2020

    To date, the following have been completed:

  • Engineering firm Wright-Pierce hired to develop plan for Red Fox Crossing Bridge replacement
  • Hydrology/Engineering studies performed
  • Sight surveys and geological borings complete
  • Wetlands permit filed with NHDES
  • Initial notification to Abutters completed
  • Action items pending completion:

  • Initial review of bridge concepts and specs with Board on 2/13/2020
  • Construction/bid specs be completed by 2/15/20
  • Send out Request for Bids to contractors by 2/15/2020
  • Review of Bids/Bid Selection by 3/19/2020
  • Final Notification to Abutters by 3/31/2020
  • Wetlands permit follow-up questions from NHDES to be completed by 3/31/2020
  • Draft of Warrant article to for project by 3/19/2020
  • From this point, the Red Fox Crossing Bridge project’s success and implementation timing will depend largely on its overall cost and the support of the ELVD residents to fund the project at the 2020 Annual meeting.

    As soon as the Board has rough estimates of the cost, they will be shared with the residents. The accuracy of that estimate will ultimately depend on the actual final contractor submissions for the project.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Brett Taber
    Board of Commissioner Chairman


    Important News About Recycling


    Posted 12/17/19

    View and download the flier HERE

    ~ ELVD BOC


    WATER PROBLEMS REPORTED ON ELLEN BROOK, HUNTINGTON, MELODY, & WINTER

    Posted 9/18/19

    Residents on the above-named streets have reported cloudy and aerated water. This is quite likely a result of having to shut off the line on Melody Lane on Monday to repair a leak. According to WSO+, it can take several days for the water to clear and the lines to come back to pressure after a shut-down.

    There is currently a leak at 15 Autumn Road. There could be intermittent water shut-offs until the leak is repaired. Thank you for your patience..

    Please Note: Please note: It is important that all leaks be reported as soon as they are spotted. Please call a Commissioner, the Administrator or WSO+ as soon as you see something that could be a leak. If you see a wet spot in the road, near the side of the road or in someone’s yard, that looks like odd, stop and look at it. Water leaks typically manifest as a little bubbling area coming out of the ground.

    Our system is fragile and old. Water is expensive and not something we can afford to waste by ignoring leaks. As the saying goes, “If you see something, say something!”

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

    Thank you,
    ELVD Board of Commissioners


    2019 Lake Draw Down Notice to Residents

    Posted 9/6/19

    To all ELVD residents,

    With winter drawing near, it is time to begin drawing down the lake. This draw-down ensures water levels are low enough to minimize ice damage due to movement and allows for spring thaws and rains. The draw down process beginning the first week of October 2019 and should be completed by the end of October 2019.

    Any residents that live on the water frontage of the lake, please plan accordingly to prepare your property, docks, boats, etc. from the level of the lake being lowered during this period.

    Thank you,
    ELVD Board of Commissioners


    Water System Update

    Posted 9/3/19

    The Board of Commissioners wanted to share the most recent update on its water system issues with the residents.

    We have had multiple leaks over the last three weeks (an estimated repair cost of $2,400) and WSO still believes there are additional leaks on the back side of the lake still not yet found or repaired. We have had two well pump failures over this same time period (Well #7 and Mary Rowe) (estimated cost of pump replacements of $12,000). Mary Rowe is still down pending its pump replacement. Through this period we have had to truck in water two times prior to today (estimated combined cost of $12,000). We continue to lose ground on the water levels in the tank based on current usage, leaks, and Mary Rowe well still down. , Based on this the District will again need to truck in additional water. This will occur on 9/3. The estimated cost will be another $6,000.

    Additional efforts will be occurring toward leak detection efforts. Please continue to honor the OUTSIDE WATER BAN. Please remind your neighbors if you see someone using water for outside uses.

    Thank you,
    Brett Taber
    ELVD Board of Commissioners Chairman


    URGENT WATER CONSERVATION NEEDED

    Updated 8/24/19

    Due to recent malfunctions with multiple wells with in our system, the water levels of our tank have dropped to levels requiring the district to truck in water in order to meet the needs of our residents. This week alone the expense of trucking in water exceeded $6000 with more water needing to be trucked in on Monday 08/26 at, or about, the same expense to the district. The water in question was purchased from the town of Hillsborough and was reported to the Department of Environmental Services (DES) with all of the water testing requirements to ensure the water meets DES drinking water standards.

    The Board of commissioners held an emergency meeting on Tuesday 08/20 to approve the expense of replacing one of the well pumps. In addition, the BOC granted authority to the District Administrator/Board Members to authorize future replacements of critical equipment in the event of an emergency when future failures pose a potential negative financial impact to the district. It is the intent of the BOC's that faster response times when making repairs to our water system will help alleviate the additional expense of trucking in water.

    We ask that all residents help us through these troubled times by conserving water where they can. In addition, our water agent (WSO) believes there may be a water leak on the back side of the lake and is having difficulty locating it. We are asking any residents that see potential evidence of a water leaks to contact WSO immediately at (603.428.3525). Residents should also be aware that while we have seen some rain events lately, there hasn't been enough rain to adequately replenish our well water supply.

    Finally, the BOC's understands what an inconvenience this is to our residents. We recognize the hardships that the ELVD Community has had to endure and ask for your patience and understanding through these difficult times. We are working closely with our engineering partners at Wright Pierce and are developing long term solutions to the many challenges that face our community.

    Thank you,

    ~ ELVD BOC


    *** 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