Moeckel Pond Village District
will restore the dam to working condition?
partnership of non-profit organizations will be restoring
the dam to meet NH DES safety regulations and restore Moeckel
Pond to its former water level. Funding for this work will
be obtained through the sale of properties and through third-party
donations and fundraising efforts led by the Friends
of Moeckel Pond non-profit team.
will the new dam be built?
will own the dam?
Once the dam is restored, it will
be owned by the Moeckel Pond Village District.
will own the pond and island?
In November of 2012, the pond and
the island officially became public property held by the
Windham Conservation Commission.
there be public access to the pond?
will be a small parking area accessible from Bayleak Way
in Pelham, NH. See a site map here.
about dam liability?
The dam will be owned and maintained
by the Village District and liability will lie with the
Village District, and not with the residents. The Village
District will be eligible for low-premium liability insurance
through the New Hampshire Municipal Association’s
Property Liability Trust.
do we need a Village District?
We need to have a public entity to
own and maintain the dam. This entity should be controlled
by the residents of Windham who live on Moeckel Pond. The
Moeckel Pond Village district fulfills these needs.
there be any regulations imposed on the residents of the
village district, similar to a homeowner’s association?
No. The purpose of the Village District
is very narrowly defined by New Hampshire RSA 52:1(I)(k).
Our Village District will exist to own and maintain Moeckel
Pond dam, and that is all.
will be the water level in the pond with the repaired dam?
The current plan is that the water
level will be restored to what has been traditionally and
recently considered to be normal. The dam and new spillway
will be designed to maintain that level, ensuring there
is water in Moeckel Pond and preventing the overtopping
and flooding that has been problematic during storms in
the last few years. To ensure that the level is properly
set and maintained, input will be taken from the members
of the village district and from our neighbors on Rock Pond
as well as the State of New Hampshire and the engineering
design team. This will be done as part of the final engineering
can I make a donation to this effort?
Windham Endowment for Community Advancement allows for donations
through their website: http://www.windhamendowment.org/donating.shtml
Donations can also be made through the Friends of Moeckel