Plans for Opening Country Club Discussed at Work Session

By Stephen E. Lipken



Ryan Phelps, Troon Indigo Vice President and Patrick Wynn, General Manager, Harrison Meadows Country Club (HMCC), appeared at the Harrison Town Board Work Session on Thursday, January 6th prior to the 7:00 p.m. Board meeting.


Wynn noted that HMCC locker rooms will not be available for the 2022 Season and kitchen equipment needs to be ordered. Tennis Courts are projected to open at end of April, the Pool House by Memorial Day.  

A Halfway House snack bar by RealFood is proposed. 


At the Regular Meeting, Town Engineer Michael Amodeo requested an increase of $45,000 to cover costs of rock removal on Lawrence Lane and design consultant for Muchmore Road traffic improvements, as well as $23,500 to hire Joken Development to remove a portion of rock outcropping along Lawrence Lane.  The removal of this outcropping, located within the Town’s  right of way in the vicinity of 19 Lawrence Lane will substantially increase the safety sight lines.


A $20,000 contract with Hardesty and Hanover is proposed for traffic modifications at the Muchmore Road/North Street intersection. 

Muchmore resident Eva Martino said that to get home, she and her husband take Stratford Road to Muchmore, making a right leading to their driveway. “If Muchmore Road is made a one-way street, we will no longer be able to do that.  We will have to travel down Stratford, out to North Street, make a right and make another right onto Muchmore,” Martino averred. 


“Vehicles traveling on North Street are speeding and are not even aware of an intersection there.


You can solve the problem at much less than $20,000 by putting a No Exit Sign at corner of Muchmore and North Street and another sign on the corner of Lawrence saying, ‘No Outlet.’”


Amodeo replied that residents should not have to go onto North Street and come out on Muchmore; instead shutting down the North Street entrance. 


The Board then approved Supervisor Richard Dionisio’s request to use a complete storm alert service with Weather Works, used in surrounding Municipalities to deliver accurate and timely forecasts to DPW, Police and Emergency Services at a cost of $1,650/year after Law Department review.