Public Works Commission Decides to Save Pameacha Pond

Photo credit: Mary-Ellen Sutton

At its February 8 meeting, Middletown’s Public Works Commission voted unanimously to consider only the repair or replacement of the Pameacha Pond dam.  The decision was enthusiastically welcomed by members of the Save Pameacha Pond group who have been organizing and speaking out since last spring. The minutes of the Feb. 8 meeting of the Public Works Commission may be found here.

But the exact future of the pond is still undecided. Councilman and Chair Gene Nocera invited John Hall to attend the March 8, 6:30 p.m. meeting of the Public Works Commission (on WebEx only) and to offer comments about goals for the pond, the surrounding neighborhood, pedestrian safety in the area, and the long-term future of the pond in terms of depth, shoreline, and water quality. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend this meeting and show interest and support for measures to improve the pond and its place in the surrounding community