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Village Releases Gated Community Plan for Barclays

Multiple Farmingdale roads will be closed during The Barclays Tournament.

Unlike previous golf tournaments at , the Village released plans this week to create a gated community effect for residents living near the golf course.

The Village Board said this plan was created in an effort to minimize traffic and parking impacts for the length of The Barclays Tournament, which is in effect now through Sunday.

Roads included in the gated community plan include: Thomas Powell, Hamilton, Holly, Roxbury, Cooper, Arthur, Hill, Soma, Tulane, Leonard, Jerome, Adrienne, Quaker and Puritan.

Residents and guests will be granted access to the area at Tulane Street and Thomas Powell Blvd. and Hill Road and Merritts Avenue. Drivers must provide a destination point to the code enforcers that will be guarding both entrances.

All other entrance points will be equiped with construction barrels and barricades with signage stating, “road closed, residents only."

“We’re going to make it unfriendly as possible to move those things around,” said Village Administrator Bryan Harty.

Mayor Ralph Ekstrand said the barrels planned to be used will not be easily penetrated by intruders.

“These are heavy duty barrels that would take two people to really move them around,” he said.

There will be no parking allowed on Thomas Powell Blvd. throughout the tournament from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with violations resulting in a $250 fine.

Round Swamp Road and Quaker Meeting House Road will be closed from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Brian Karcher August 21, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Pain in all of our lives.
John August 22, 2012 at 12:26 AM
They are just driving around the barrels at the unmanned intersections. It's only Tuesday. Things will be a mess by the weekend unless the Village gets more aggressive. They need to put up better barriers, and strictly enforce the no parking on all the streets in the area. Letting things get out of hand will not only repeat the major inconvenience that area residents suffered during the US Opens in 2002 & 2009, but will adversely impact Main Street businesses. Visitors need to park their cars in designated areas only, and be routed through Main Street. Allowing them to park all over the adjacent streets will keep Main Street isolated.
Golf26 August 22, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Call the village to report cars that parked on your street whose owners walked to the course. They ticketed someone on my street yesterday and then put up another barricade that afternoon along with more no parking signs.
BM August 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM
I am also deeply afraid of golfers who park and then walk away. Very scary. Making sure they don't leave cars on my block, and then walk around (the walking is the MOST horrible), is totally worth creating a fortress mentality, empowering vigilantes, shutting down public roads, and suspending our laws.

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