It is VERY likely that construction
on the dam will begin in July 2018!
(See the annual meeting notes below for more details.)
Sunday April 8, 2018: ANNUAL MEETING:
The 2018 Village District Annual Meeting was held on Sunday,
April 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the training room at the Windham
Fire Department. At this meeting, registered voters who are
residents of the Village District voted on the warrant articles,
including the budget, election of officers, and other items.
Click here to see the Annual Meeting Notes. (Coming
The 2018 Budget Hearing was held on Thursday February 22 at
to see the 2018 Budget Hearing meeting notes
here to see the 2018
Click here to see
the 2018 MVPD Budget Form
Sunday April 9, 2017: Annual Meeting
was held at 2pm
in the training room of the Windham Fire Dept. At this meeting,
registered voters who are residents of the Village District
voted on the warrant articles, including the budget, election
of officers, and other items. See
meeting notes here.
Saturday March 18, 2017: WINDHAM VOTED *YES*
ON ARTICLES 23 & 24! :)
see if the town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept
a perpetual easement deed on tax map 25-C, Lot 250, known
now as Moeckel Dam, as well as an access easement over the
Town of Pelham's Bay Leaf Road that will secure recreational
access in perpetuity to Moeckel Pond for the public with provisions
acceptable to the Board of Selectmen; and to further raise
and appropriate the sum of one dollar ($1) for this purpose.
Note: The Friends of Moeckel Pond, who have been working to
reconstruct Moeckel Pond Dam, desire to apply for a 50% grant
from the State's Land and Water Conservation Fund, however
they do not meet the eligibility requirements, and have asked
the town to partner with them as a grant applicant. The purpose
of this article is to provide the town with the needed "legal"
ownership of the Dam required to be an applicant. The actual
authorization to apply for the grant is covered by another
article within this year's warrant.
ARTICLE 24: To see the town will vote to raise and appropriate,
through grants and donations, the sum of $300,000 for the
purpose of reconstructing the Moeckel Pond Dam, including
the cost of engineering, permitting, construction and any
other ancillary costs associated with this purpose, and further
to authorize the acceptance of $150,000 of this appropriation
from the State of New Hampshire as part of the Land and Water
Conservation Fund, and the acceptance of the balance of $150,000
from a donation by the Friends of Moeckel Pond. Should this
article be approved but the Town either not receive the State
grant or the donation from the Friends, this article will
be considered null and void. This will be a nonlapsing appropriation
per RSA 32:7, VI and will not lapse until the project is complete
or for a period of four (4) years, whichever is less. This
article will have no impact on the tax rate.
Note: This article would appropriate the funds needed to reconstruct
the Moeckel Pond Dam as well as to accept a donation of $150,000,
or the 50% grant match, from the Friends of Moeckel Pond.
While the Town would be responsible for the project and the
grant administration, the Friends would assist in all aspects
of both. Should either the grant or the donation not occur,
this article would be deemed null and void.
Thursday March 9, 2017: Budget Hearing
at 7pm in the training room of the Windham Fire Dept.
Monday January 9, 2017: Dam Renamed in Honor of Benefactors:
At the town's Selectmen's meeting, it was announced that the
future Moeckel Pond dam will be named the Marston-Finn Dam
in honor of Dr. James Finn and his wife Dr. Elizabeth Marston.
The Finn-Marston family generously donated $100,000 to the
dam, in addition to donating $20,000 last year.
Sunday April 24, 2016: ANNUAL MEETING:
The 2016 Village District Annual Meeting was held on Sunday,
April 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the training room at the Windham
At this meeting, registered voters who are residents of the
Village District voted on the warrant articles, including
the budget, election of officers, and other items.
At the Annual Meeting we'll also have an update from the Friends
of Moeckel Pond non-profit organization on the continued progress
they are making in the effort to restore the dam and pond.
Please check the Friends of Moeckel Pond Facebook Page for
all the updates about the dam and pond restoration project:
here to see the 2016
to see the 2016 MVPD Budget Form
to see the revised Purchase and Sale Agreement for the dam
March 21, 2016: Budget Hearing Meeting:
A public Budget
Hearing meeting was held to discuss the proposed 2016 Annual
Budget for the Moeckel Pond Village District. The hearing
was for discussion purposes only and no voting took place.
a conceptual design of the dam here,
as of Spring 2015
Sunday April 12, 2015: ANNUAL MEETING
Click here to
see the 2015 MPVD Warrant
Click here to see the 2015
MVPD Budget Form
here to see the
Wednesday March 11, 2015: Budget Hearing
Overall Spring 2014 Progress Update
Please click here
to open attachment.
April 26, 2014: Earth Day Cleanup
Sunday April 13, 2014: ANNUAL MEETING
here to see the
2014 MPVD Warrant
Click here to see the 2014
MPVD Budget Form
to see the Meeting Notes
Click here for the 2014
- Sunday March
2, 2014: Budget Hearing
past updates from 2013 and earlier here.