Tuxedo Reserve And Related Companies....Seeing Is Believing
December 13, 2009

If you live in the Maplebrook area of Tuxedo or have exited the Village of Tuxedo Park via the South Gate in the past couple of months, you will have seen a transformation of the wooded hillside on both sides of South Gate Road just south of Hillary Court. The Orange and Rockland electric company has created a new transmission line about 100 yards wide, established pylons plus the usual fixtures & fittings of such activity. The end result is that many hundreds of trees have been cut down, leaving an ugly scar on the countryside that will last forever!

The electric company’s construction has nothing to do with the prospective developers of what is generally referred to as “Tuxedo Reserve.” However, as the well used cliché says “What you see is what you get” or in this case can expect to get if the Tuxedo Reserve development proceeds. If you have not already seen it, I urge you to take the trouble to go and look. Then just imagine the devastation multiplied maybe thousands of times over. This is what will surely happen IF the development proceeds. And then imagine how many trees will have to be removed and the environmental consequences of that, not to mention the effects on all of the wildlife that inhabit the area and the impact that all of this will have on so many related things. But that will only be the beginning. As the development unfolds we will probably face daily bouts of blasting and the assorted wreckage that will be created in order to establish build-able land for the 1195 dwellings that are planned. If this development is allowed to proceed, the community as we know it today will radically change and we will all face a deterioration in the quality of our lifestyles. Just think of what it would be like to endure possibly another 2000 vehicles adding to our already overloaded access to the only commuter road! There are many aspects of this proposed development have either not been adequately addressed and there are a number of assumptions that seem to have been made, that are either unrealistic or unsustainable.

If you have not already done so, please tell our Town Supervisor that Tuxedo Reserve is a development we do not need!! addres

Honorable Peter Dolan
1 Temple Drive
Tuxedo, NY 10987
or supervisor@tuxedogov.org

Thank you,

Alan Heywood

South Gate Clearing

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