Markert's Pond off Pondview Drive South Amherst
One of the really neat things about Markert's Pond is its central location in the heart of Orchard Valley one of the original middle class working folk neighborhoods built in the 1960s.
For many, many years it was a year round recreational resource from skating in the winter to playing with frog and turtles -- not not so much snakes -- in the other three seasons of the year.
The pond is centrally located in the heart of the neighborhood
But these days it is pretty much an eyesore.
Assistant Town Manager Dave Ziomek confirmed the town has not forgotten Merkert's Pond and will reinstall the outflow thingy in the spring.
Residents (and all the critters) will be thrilled.
Looking North March, 2016
Looking North December, 2016