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From the Board of Trustees



RE: Front Gate Security Configuration Survey

Dear Neighbors,

Click on the link below to take the Survey (or cut & paste in your browser). 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HLBKHR7
Due July 31, 2019

Background Information

The majestic, architecturally significant main entrance is the center piece of Tuxedo Park, welcoming our residents and providing all visitors with their first impression of our unique community. The Village of Tuxedo Park Board of Trustees (the “Board”) firmly believes that any physical alteration to our main entrance should be done thoughtfully with careful consideration to all potential consequences, and with the input of the residents.
 
A well-attended open public informational session was held on Saturday morning, June 29, to provide residents an opportunity to learn about and discuss the possible alternatives being considered for the front entrance. The Board is issuing this survey to provide another means for residents to voice their opinions on the three possibilities under consideration. In addition to this Email, the survey (we used surveymonkey.com) will be mailed in hard copy along with your water bills through US mail, and separately to residents with wells through US mail. Every adult resident has one survey vote. The survey response time will close on July 31.

Options

The following is a description of the three Options you will see on the survey:

1. No Change from Today; with Gate Arm, Intercom and Landscaping Improvements

Description: Police officers will continue to work from the Keep. The listed improvements will be made in and around the former booth location.
Estimated Cost:  ~ $5,000. Fully funded from a prior donation preceding this Board. 
Estimated Duration of Project: 1 week
Disruption to Traffic: Minimal and will involve a detour of entrance lane to share the exit lane.
Renderings: None currently available 

2. Center Island “Manned” Booth; with Gate Arm, Intercom and Landscaping Improvements

Description: Reintroduce manned booth to replace the destroyed, “old” booth. The new booth design is larger with an added structural steel frame and bulletproofing for safety. Drivers would have face-to-face contact with booth operators.
Estimated Cost: ~ $128,000 with $110,000, raised or pledged from private donations. An additional amount is available from a prior donation preceding this Board. Contingencies/cost overruns would need to be funded by the Village or by additional fundraising if they occur. The estimated cost is based on confirmed bids received.
Estimated Duration of Project: 3-months off-site and 2-weeks on-site.
Disruption to Traffic: The 2-weeks on-site are scattered during delivery, installation, and stone and HVAC work and will involve a detour of entrance lane to share the exit lane. 
Renderings: http://www.tuxedopark-ny.gov/new-booth (or cut & paste in your browser)

3. Kiosk with Two-Way Audio & Visual to Replace Current Intercom System; with Gate Arm & Landscaping Improvements

Description: Install a Two-Way Audio & Visual System in a Kiosk to replace current intercom system. This would allow drivers and the police officers (who would be in the Keep) to see each other and communicate more effectively.
Estimated Cost: ~ $35,000, with some funding available from a prior donation preceding this Board. Contingencies/cost overruns would need to be funded by the Village or fundraising if they should occur. The estimated cost is not based on bespoke pricing.
Estimated Duration of Project: 1 week.
Disruption to Traffic: Minimal and may involve a detour of entrance lane to share the exit lane.
Renderings: For examples of the system in use in other locations. https://www.meridiankiosks.com/resources/success-stories/ (or cut & paste in your browser)
https://www.meridiankiosks.com/kiosks/outdoor-kiosks/ (or cut & paste in your browser)

All Options may require Police Overtime to direct traffic during detours.

Please note, the Board considered but dismissed an option to install a “manned” booth with Resident and Non-Resident Lanes as being too costly and complicated to execute.
 

Click on the link below to take the Survey (or cut & paste in your browser).
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HLBKHR7
Due July 31, 2019


Thanks,

Debbie Matthews, Village Clerk
On behalf of the Board of Trustees.
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