Winslow Farm Ponds Resource Page

Compiled by Gary Wiggins
Most recent update: 11/29/2022

Pond Studies, Documents, and Activities



What Good Are Basic Facts If They Are Not Factual by Gary Wiggins
A rebuttal of some of the "Basic Facts" in the Pond Project Budget Proposal
2023 Budget Proposal for Funding the Pond Project
11/11/22? The budget was accepted at the WFCA annual meeting on
Lists sources of funds, including a loan proposal, criteria for selecting the preferred option, and "Basic Facts"
Response to Andy Knust's 11/15/21 letter
Includes an undated letter from Board President Sandy Martin that accompanied the 5/10/22 agenda
The letter confirmed the Board's intention to restore the ponds as ponds.
Invited Mr. Knust to participate in the 5/10/22 meeting and submitted a number of questions/options to him.
Second WFCA Pond Survey form
1st survey due 11/15/21
2nd survey due 1/15/22
Survey was to determine preferences on the future of the pond areas:
Option A restore the ponds. Option B Convert ponds 3-4 to stream channel. The WFCA Board voted 3-2 on 1/11/22 to drop the second survey and ignore the results to date after 11/15/2021, thus also negating the statement by the 2021 Board sent to all WFCA members on 7/11/21: "Now that we have the pond design and recommendations from the engineer it will be up to the membership to vote on the future of the pond i.e. whether they will remain as wet ponds, dry streams or a combination."
"Responses to Proposal Feedback by Andy Knust" by Sandy Martin (MCV)

Comments on "A Practical Proposal" and Related Matters by Gary Wiggins (OM)
Criticism and corrections of statements and claims in the Boardman-Martin-Struve document
Response to the "Practical Proposal" by Andrew E. Knust, PE (Bledsoe Riggert Cooper James engineering company)
Corrects some misconceptions in the "Practical Proposal" and elucidates other points.
WFCA Ponds: A Practical Proposal (Links to the web site) Link to full document by Ted Boardman (MC), Sandy Martin (MCV), and Lynn Struve (formerly, MC)
Argues for retention of all ponds and provides recommendations for a multi-year plan to fund the project.
Responses [of Andy Knust] to questions on the WFCA Pond Improvement Conceptual Report.

WINSLOW FARMS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION POND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Conceptual Design Report by Andrew E. Knust, P.E. Bledsoe Riggert Cooper James, Inc. Project No. 10527.
Options for stream design and pond restoration in the areas of ponds 3, 4, and 5.
Letter from Mallor/Grodner Attorneys to WFCA Board Members on behalf of Moss Creek HOA
Maintains that WFCA remains solely responsible for the ponds; makes no mention of mediation to resolve the issues.
Reserve Study for Winslow Farm Community, Inc. by Research Design Advantage
Authored by RDA Reserve Specialist Brent Eckhart to assess the status of the WFCA reserve funds; recommends $180 dues increase.
Letter from Ferguson Law to Moss Creek HOA Board Members on behalf of WFCA
Maintains that both WF and MC have responsibility for the portion of the ponds that lies on their respective land and proposes responsibilities for ponds 1-5; suggests mediation to resolve the issues.
Pond Committee Final Recommendations to the WFCA Board of Directors (Short list)

Pond Committee Full Response to the July 22, 2020 WFCA Board letter

Owner Association Financial Responsibilities for the Ponds at Winslow Farm," by Gary Wiggins (OM)

Response of the WFCA Board to the WFCA Pond Committee Letter
Written by Gary Wiggins (OM) and approved by the WFCA Board.
"Background Material for Discussion of the Ponds in Winslow Farm," by Gary Wiggins (OM).

Winslow Farm Wet Ponds: Past Costs & Estimates of Future Costs (Compiled by Gary Wiggins (OM).

Pond Committee Letter of Recommendation to the WFCA Board of Directors

WFCA Pond Committee Powerpoint for the WFCA Annual Meeting
Prepared by Sandy Martin (MCV)
Cooperative Agreement among the WFCA, Moss Creek HOA, and Moss Creek Village HOA
Signed by WFCA Board President Jeff Landfair and WFCA Management Agent Carole Damon at the 6/11/19 WFCA Board Meeting. Approvals of MC and MCV presidents and Management Agents were never obtained.
Projects Aimed at Improving the Ponds
Pond Committee Draft
Preliminary Jurisdictional Determination by the US Army Corps of Engineers
Approved by the WFCA Board, June 11, 2019.
Hydraulic Analysis of the Areas Occupied by Ponds 3 and 4 by BRCJ PE Andy Knust
Engineering analysis showing the capability ofa dry creek bed in the area of the present ponds #3 and #4 to handle large amounts of water
Pictures from the February 7, 2019 Flood in Winslow Farm

WFCA Wet Pond Standards
Proposed by the Pond Committee; not enacted by the WFCA Board of Directors.
Four Feasible, Affordable, Adequate Measures to Fix the Ponds and Make (Almost) Everyone Happy within Ten Years by Lynn Struve (formerly, MC)

Document presented by Charles Steele at the 10/26/18 Pond Committee meeting
Contains a design for erosion control of the banks.
Summary (Index) of Davey Pond System Management Plan (including Answers)
Prepared by Gary Wiggins (OM)
Pond System Management Plan Prepared by Davey Resource Group (Cost: $5,000)
A short-term and long-term management plan for the 7 ponds situated within Moss Creek and Moss Creek Village.
Davey Answers to "Consolidated List of Questions/Suggested Changes to be Addressed in the Final Report."

Pond-Related Expenditures, 1/1/2008-9/11/2018: $273,529.81
Provided by Carole Damon
Contract with Davey Resource Group

Eco Logic's Raingarden bid: $88,571.00
$62,250 for earthwork and $25,321 for landscaping.
Eco Systems Proposal for pond management

Davey Resource Group Proposal for pond management
The winning proposal.
Nature's Link 2017 Rain Garden Bid: $35,676.50
Originally submitted in 2013, but agreed to do the work at same price in 2017. Assumes no additional soil mix hauled in or moved off site.
Request for Proposal Written by Ted Boardman (MC) for the WFCA Board
To provide comprehensive pond management in order to restore and better maintain our existing pond system.
Restoration of ponds 1 and 2; Cost: ~$100,000
Summers of
2015 &
Complete sediment removal, new liners installed over old liners, eroded banks built back up, Flexamat installed, and specific plant seeds planted that were selected to grow well and provide a decorative and natural barrier.
Plans for a Rain Garden at the North End of Pond 3. (original drawings in the Capital Realty office; cost: ~$6,000)
Includes a topographic survey of Pond 3.
Slope Stabilization design by Kevin B. Potter, P.E.

Final 2010 Pond Committee Report
Details progress in 2010; notes that residents of pond 1 have wished for a dry solution, namely a rain garden in a dry bowl.
WFCA Storm Water Management Committee
Attempt to establish a storm water management committee to do a comprehensive study of SWM in WF and propose a ten-year plan for repairs, maintenance, and improvements. One of the goals was to investigate the feasibility and desirability of new SWM techniques (such as rain gardens, bioswales, native plant landscaping, etc.).
Pond Documents regarding depth requirements
    Depth Study Data for Ponds 1-7
    A Map Showing Depths of the Ponds
    Bynum Fanyo 2008 $10,440 bid re: "Options for complying with city code to keep pond depths at 36"
With thanks to Paul Studier.
Statement of Moss Creek Board to the Winslow Farm Board in favor of retaining the ponds
Following a special WFCA meeting held on November 13, 2008 to hear two proposals to convert some of the ponds to dry creek beds, with the limitation that neither proposal could exceed final construction costs of $75,000.
Dry Creek Bed Concept Drawings created by Charles Steele, cost: $5,000?
Presented at a special meeting of WFCA to consider reconstruction of the pond areas.
First Pass Proposal for a Water-garden Sediment Trap at Pond #3 by Julian Livingston
    Page 1
    Page 2
    Page 3
Forebay plan reproduced with permission of Julian Livingston.
WFCA Board Statement: "WFCA is responsible for all maintenance of the ponds, pumping equipment, weirs, lining, overflow, spillway, and fountains. Any landscaping around the ponds will be the responsibility of Moss Creek Homeowners' Association or Moss Creek Village Homeowners' Association."
Presented as one of several amendments to WFCA Rules and Regulations; not clear if they were actually voted on by the WFCA Board.)
Original pond design that indicates only six ponds were initially planned for Winslow Farm.
Eric Schmitz, Monroe County Recorder identified this as being from Miscellaneous Record, Book 216 page 300, Document ID 00215442. The document is a declaration of covenants and restrictions for Winslow Farm, 55 pages long. The Warranty Deed with the legal description of the property begins on page 48.
Original pond blueprint showing only six ponds were in the plans indicated by the City of Bloomington "as built" in Winslow Farm.
Smith Quillman Associates, Ltd.




Boundary questions have arisen in the past and have led to professional surveys. A 2/21/2021 e-mail from a professional engineer under contract with WFCA states: "I found that a significant portion of Pond 3 lies outside of the WFCA common area Tract 1 per Deckards' survey. There appears to be a private parcel (Goerner) separating Tract 1 and Tract 2, but it is marked "C.A.", indicating common area... same with the Stevens and Mills parcel. Is this indeed common area that the WFCA can have access to for the purpose of pond improvement and/or stream channel construction? I see that the Moser/Halloran parcel is not marked "C.A." Does this mean that the project you've asked me to design cannot impact that parcel? Or do you intend to pursue property acquisitions/easements/quit claim deeds to allow a project to be constructed?

WFCA Common Areas Map and List

Boundary Survey of Moss Creek Common Areas encompassing Ponds 1-4 (10/31/2017)

Boundary Survey of Moss Creek Pond 5/Common Area (10/31/2007)

Boundary Survey of Moss Creek Village Ponds 6-7/Common Area (10/31/2007)


Index of CCRs and Policies in Winslow Farm
Compiled 12/5/2019
by Gary Wiggins (OM)

The Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions of Winslow Farm dated September 9, 1992, Section 8. COMMUNITY AREAS, Subsection 8.2 deals with Ponds and Pumping Equipment:

The ponds and pumping equipment located within Winslow Farm are Community Areas. The Community Association shall insure, maintain, repair and replace the ponds and pumping equipment to keep the waterscapes in a first-class condition. The Community Association will apply pesticides to the ponds if necessary to eradicate undesirable insects and weeds using commercially accepted treatments. All costs incurred by the Community Association in discharging its duties under this Section will be a Community Expense.

Winslow Farm Community Association Bylaws and CCRs Page
(includes the original 1992 Moss Creek HOA and 1995 Moss Creek Village HOA Bylaws and Covenants)

This statement appears in the 2008 Moss Creek CCRs: "Common Area includes all area within Moss Creek, except the Lots, including but not limited to the interior roads, sidewalks, parking areas, entrance signage and ponds." A similar statement appeared in earlier versions of the Moss Creek Village CCRs, but "ponds" was taken out of the 2015 version found on the Hallmark site.

Moss Creek Documents at Hallmark Rentals & Management, Inc.

Moss Creek Village Documents at Hallmark Rentals & Management, Inc.

All versions of the Moss Creek and Moss Creek Village CCRs define "Common Area" as all the area outside the boundaries of any lot.


  • Stormwater Utility Credit Manual (City of Bloomington Utilities, November 3, 2003)
  • Stormwater Wet Pond and Wetland Management Guidebook (US Environmental Protection Agency, February 2009)
  • Rain Gardens: Stormwater Solutions Manual for Indiana University Bloomington. (with thanks to Lynn Struve for this document)
  • Guidance for Stream Restoration by Steven E. Yochum (USDA Forest Service National Stream & Aquatic Ecology Center TN-102.4, 2018)