News Archives


Meeting House Beach is Now Open for Swimming

Posted 7/26/19

The ELVD Commissioners retested the water at the Treatment Center Beach (“Dog Beach”) Tuesday morning. On Thursday (July 25th) the Department of Environmental Services notified us they had removed the “Advisory” from the beach after retesting showed the e.coli levels were back within allowable limits. Thank you all for your understanding.

~ ELVD BOC


Water Leak On Deerpoint Drive

Posted 7/11/19

A new water leak on Deerpoint Drive has been reported by a resident - THANK YOU! WSO Plus has been notified and will be reviewing for repairs on Thursday (7/11) morning. There is always a potential for the water to be shutoff during repairs so please plan accordingly

~ ELVD BOC


EMERALD LAKE VILLAGE DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION
TITLE: DISTRICT COMMISSIONER

Posted 6/9/19

The ELVD BOC's is currently takings applications for the following position;

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 office’s 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. To 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.

Candidates interested should send their resume to scriner@elvdnh.com for consideration. Emerald Lake Village District is an equal opportunity employer and will be accepting applications until June 17, 2019.

Interviews will be conducted by panel interview with the Board of Commissioners during executive secession and meeting minutes recorded under RSA 91-A:5-a Limited Purpose Release, to ensure the privacy of candidates under consideration.


EMERALD LAKE VILLAGE DISTRICT JOB DESCRIPTION
TITLE: DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR

Posted 6/9/19

The ELVD BOC's is currently takings applications for the following position;

JOB DESCRIPTION: The District Administrator is the Chief Administrative Head of all departments of the District and is responsible for the efficient administration thereof.

ACCOUNTABILITY: The District Administrator derives authority from the Board of Commissioners and shall hold said office at the pleasure of the Commissioners.

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

1. Maintains good public relations with citizens and interacts with citizens on behalf of the Commissioners.
2. Provides administrative and technical support, when requested by district boards, committees and commissions.
3. Provides general supervision of the property and business affairs of the district, and the expenditures of money appropriated by it for district purposes.
4. To organize such departments as the Commissioners shall determine.
5. To appoint and remove, upon the advice and consent of the Commissioners, department heads and employees under his/her control and to recommend their compensation.
6. To attend regular and special meetings of the Commissioners as they shall require.
7. To keep full and complete records of the actions of the office, and to render to the Treasurer and Commissioners an itemized monthly report, in writing or more often if required, showing in detail the receipts and disbursements for the preceding month.
8. To keep the Commissioners fully advised as to the needs of the town within the scope of his/her duties.
9. To examine, or cause to be examined, the affairs of any department under his/her control, and the conduct of any officer or employee thereof. He/she shall have access to all books and papers for the information necessary for the proper performance of his/her duties.
10. To have charge, control and supervision, subject to the direction of the Commissioners, of the following matters:

  1. The administration of the town office and code enforcement responsibilities;
  2. The construction, maintenance and repair of all District buildings;
  3. The construction, maintenance and repair of all District roads, sidewalks and bridges, and removal of snow;
  4. The maintenance of parks and commons;
  5. The purchase of all supplies for the town;
  6. The letting, making and performance of all contracts for work done for the town.
11. To perform such other duties, consistent with the office, as may be required by order of the Commissioners.

Candidates interested should send their resume to scriner@elvdnh.com for consideration. Emerald Lake Village District is an equal opportunity employer and will be accepting applications until June 17, 2019.

Interviews will be conducted by panel interview with the Board of Commissioners during executive secession and meeting minutes recorded under RSA 91-A:5-a Limited Purpose Release, to ensure the privacy of candidates under consideration.


RED FOX BRIDGE INQUIRY

Posted 5/16/19

Red Fox Bridge Inquiry


RED FOX CROSSING BRIDGE CLOSING

Posted 4/16/19

After reviewing advice from the NH Dept. of Transportation and from our Engineer at Wright-Pierce, the Board of Commissioners made the decision to close the Red Fox Crossing bridge. It was not an easy decision to make as we know it causes many residents additional travel time and inconvenience. It also puts more stress on other roads that have to be used now. We urge drivers to slow down as excess speed creates more damage to the roads.

The Board of Commissioners have already begun the replacement process. Several bridge companies have been approached for prices. It is likely to be next summer before a replacement can be built. The engineering and permitting process take time. We will keep residents updated and we ask for your patience.

ELVD BOC


RECENT PROBLEM WITH WATER

Posted 4/12/19

On Sunday, April 7, a resident on Ellen Brook Road informed the ELVD that her water had a bad taste and was turning things blue. WSO+ (our water “department”) was informed of the issue immediately. WSO+ went to the residence, obtained a water sample, and tested it. It tested with a very low pH, which meant the pH monitor at the Meeting House Treatment Center was malfunctioning. The problem was corrected, a replacement monitor has been ordered, lines were flushed, and the problem was taken care of. We were not made aware of what the problem was until Monday morning, when a call was placed to WSO+, who informed us it was already fixed.

Your water is perfectly safe. The low pH was leaching copper from the pipes in people’s homes. If you didn’t have copper water pipes, there was no problem; hence the reason for the sporadic nature of the problem occurring.

Any future announcements of interest to District residents will be put on the ELVD web site only.


The 2019 Annual ELVD Meeting - Saturday, April 20, 2019

Posted 3/8/2019

PUBLIC NOTICE EMERALD LAKE VILLAGE DISTRICT HILLSBOROUGH, NH 03244

The Annual ELVD Meeting will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at the H-D Elementary School. In order to vote, you must be a registered voter listed on the Town of Hillsborough Checklist. Voting will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the H-D Elementary School.

TO REGISTER TO VOTE: The Supervisors of the Checklist will be at the Hillsborough Town Offices on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Please bring the following with you: Driver’s License, Birth Certificate, Passport or Certificate of Citizenship and proof of residency — utility bill showing your physical address (not a PO Box), car registration or rent receipt, etc. Corrections to the checklist may also be made at this time.


Red Fox Crossing Bridge

Posted 11/8/2018

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Commissioners Wayne Held and Linda Whiting met with Skippy Edwards, District’s Road Agent, and Wright-Pierce Engineering Representatives to explore a temporary fix to the Red Fox Crossing Bridge. Skippy Edwards and the engineers examined the scope of the damage and erosion to the support walls of the bridge.

After careful examination, the engineers provided the necessary procedures necessary for the bridge’s repair until a more permanent resolution can be established. The bridge currently has a large cement slab that runs across the culverts. The heavy rainstorms cause the inlet water flow to erode the surrounding earth causing the release of the supporting boulders on the northwest corner of the bridge. This caused the slab to dip down on the northern side and creating a large gap beneath the slab’s south side underbelly.

Between Skippy Edwards and the engineers, a formidable plan of action was developed. The temporary repair would consist of utilizing an excavator digging up the areas preceding the slab on both sides and reinforcing the slab’s underbelly and rebuilding the northwest corner of the bridge of the fallen boulders. This will reinforce support to the slab. This procedure would temporarily strengthen the slab without the integrity support from the existing culverts.

After the slab’s underbelly support has been completed, gravel would then be placed on top of the slab completing the temporary repair. This repair would be limited to vehicle usage up to six tons. The tonnage warning signs would be strategically placed on both sides of the bridge. Skippy Edwards indicated he could do the repair for an estimated $10,000 and could be completed in 3-4 weeks.

At the District’s BOC Workshop Meeting held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the BOC approved Skippy’s repair plan to the bridge with the estimate cost financed from the Road and Bridge CIP Fund.


Privately Owned Vacant Lots within ELVD

There appears to be some confusion in regards to camping/building on privately owned vacant lots within the ELVD. Based on Table 4 of the Town of Hillsborough Zoning Ordinance (amended March 13, 2018), any recreational camping is prohibited within the Emerald Lake Village District. There is recreational camping allowed in rural areas within the Town of Hillsborough (excluding the ELVD). Unless there is presently an approved water connection and authorized driveway in place, no building construction is authorized. In accordance with the Department of Environmental Services letter from Shelly Frost of the Capacity Development Technical Assistant Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau dated April 21, 2017 no new service connections to the water system may be made until the ELVD resolves its source capacity and water system maintenance (leakage) issues. Also according to the conditions of the subdivision approval for ELVD, all lots within the subdivision must be served by a community water supply. Installation of a private well on an ELVD lot may only occur if a licensed septic designer receives approval on behalf of the land owner from the NHDES Subsurface Systems Bureau to revise ELVD's approved subdivision design.

District residents should understand that the present water system was established in providing enough water supply for only a certain number of District households. During the beginning years of 2000, massive home construction was completed within the district that surpassed those limitations of the present water supply. Since discovering the over construction issue, the District has kept a watchful eye on the water source and availability. Water conservation and water bans on certain usage are paramount and useful tools in preserving the District's water supply. It is hoped that all District residents contribute to the responsibility of the water preservation through their efforts in usage and reporting leaks. Water management is everyone's responsibility.


Neighborhood Electric Vehicles

Neighborhood electric vehicles are permitted on all District roads. RSA 265:158 states that neighborhood electric vehicles are authorized where speed limits are posted at 35 miles per hour or less. Pursuant to RSA 259:66-b, “Neighborhood electric vehicles” means any 4-wheeled electric vehicle that has a maximum speed which is greater than 20 miles per hour but not greater than 25 miles per hour, and which complies with the federal safety standards established in 49 CFR, section 571.500.

49 CFR, section 571.500 states in part that all low-speed vehicles are minimally equipped as follows: 1. Head lamps; 2. Front and rear turn signals; 3. Tail lamps; 4. Stop Lamps; 5. Rewflex reflectors - one red on each side as far to the rear as practicable, and one red on the rear; 6. An exterior mirror mounted on the driver's side on the vehicle and either an exterior mirror mounted on the passenger's side of the vehicle or an interior mirror; 7. A parking brake; 8. A windshield that conforms to the Federal vehicle safety standards on glazing materials; 9. A VIN that conforms to the requirements of part 585 Vehicle Identification Number of this chapter, and 10. A type 1 or type 2 seat belt assembly conforming to Sec 571.209 of this part, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209.

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All Electric Golf Carts must pass a standard state safety inspection for this to be registered with passenger plates.


RCAP Income Survey

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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.

Commissioners’ Message - May 2015

Our Annual Meeting on April 2015 went very smoothly and all warrant articles passed easily. Mark Rodier was elected to fill the vacant 3 year term as Commissioner; and Zane Merva was elected to fill the vacant 1 year term as Commissioner. Zane also did a great job as moderator. We still have some copies of the 2014 Annual Report available if anyone wants one. It is also available online.

The departing Commissioners, John Dahood and Martha Caron, wish to thank everyone for their support during a very productive year.

The first major undertaking this year will be improvements to the four beaches, Hummingbird, Emerald, Eastman Park, and the new Meetinghouse Beach (formerly owned by ELPOA). The list of capital improvements will include new fencing for the Eastman Park basketball court, construction and installation of new kiosks at each beach, building a rig to control lake water levels, grading, and security cameras at Eastman Park, as well as new signage and upgrading of equipment.

The new Board will also be developing a Roads policy to complete our rules and regulations and addressing the use of unregistered and off road vehicles on our public roads.

We urge everyone to attend the first regular monthly District meeting on May 14 at 7 pm at the Town Offices, to meet the new Board. Also please check for further developments and more messages on this website from your new Board of Commissioners.