Moeckel Pond Village District

 

 

 

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CURRENT and UPCOMING:

- Sunday April 9, 2017: Annual Meeting at 2pm in the training room of the Windham Fire Dept. At this meeting, registered voters who are residents of the Village District will vote on the warrant articles, including the budget, election of officers, and other items. Updates will be given on the progress of the dam's construction.

PAST:

- Saturday March 18, 2017: WINDHAM VOTED *YES* ON ARTICLES 23 & 24! :)
ARTICLE 23: To 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 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.
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:
https://www.facebook.com/friendsofmoeckelpond
Click here to see the 2016 MPVD Warrant
Click here to see the 2016 MVPD Budget Form
Click here to see the revised Purchase and Sale Agreement for the dam
Click here to see the 2016 Annual Meeting Notes

-Monday 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.
See Meeting Notes

- See 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

Click here to see the Meeting Notes

- Wednesday March 11, 2015: Budget Hearing
See Meeting Notes.

- Overall Spring 2014 Progress Update
Please click here to open attachment.


- April 26, 2014: Earth Day Cleanup

- Sunday April 13, 2014: ANNUAL MEETING
Click here to see the 2014 MPVD Warrant
Click here to see the 2014 MPVD Budget Form

Click here to see the Meeting Notes
Click here for the 2014 Annual Report


- Sunday March 2, 2014: Budget Hearing
See Meeting Notes.

See past updates from 2013 and earlier here.