2017 Warrant Articles

It is important that Windham residents vote YES to the following warrant articles that will be on the ballot this year (NO tax implication for you!):

ARTICLE 23.  To see if the Town will to authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept a perpetual easement deed on Windham tax map 25-C, Lot 250, known now as the Marston-Finn Conservation Dam (formerly known as the Moeckel Pond Dam), and Pelham tax map 5, Lot 9-149, along with Windham tax map 25-C- lot 252 and Pelham tax map 5 Lot 9-149- 1 (limited to those rights retained in the Quitclaim Deed from The Friends of Moeckel Pond to Christopher Vavra and April Vavra, dated November 30, 2012 and recorded in the Rockingham County Registry of Deeds, Book 5383, page 321 and the Hillsborough County Registry of Deeds  Book 8162, Page 924), 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.

  • Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 5-0
  • 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 if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, through grants and donations, the sum of $300,000 for the purpose of reconstructing the Marston-Finn Conservation Dam (formerly known as 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 non-lapsing 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 Town tax rate.

  • Recommended by the Board of Selectmen 5-0
  • 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.

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