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Harrison Board Approves Permit for Country Club

HARRISON, N.Y. – The Harrison Town Board granted a special exemption to the Westchester Country Club to build two new single squash courts on its property and add a 2,002 square-foot extension to its field house.

The Town Board voted unanimously, with Trustee Steve Malfitano excusing himself from the vote due to a possible conflict of interest, to award the permit after receiving no negative feedback at its May 17 meeting.

Attorney Erin Honaker, representing the country club, said that the permit has already been approved by the planning board and just needed the town board's approval to go forward. Honaker said that the area is currently zoned for residential use but the special permit that was granted is not unusual.

Jerome Kerner, architect for DCS Architecture based in Pleasantville, said that the property currently has four singles squash courts and one double court. Kerner said that the field house, which will be extended, was built six years ago adding that his company did not receive complaints from residents about either project adding that all residential homes in the area are located a significant distance away from where the construction will take place.

Kerner said the project should begin construction in about one month.

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