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Funds Added to Public Safety Building

Unforeseen complications have delayed the renovation of the Scarsdale Public Safety building on the corner of Fenimore Road and Tompkins Road.

Unforeseen complications have delayed the renovation of the Scarsdale Public Safety building on the corner of Fenimore Road and Tompkins Road.

On Tuesday, January 26, the Board of Trustees met to authorize the addition of $196,445.84 to the general construction project as well as $26,564.38 for the building's plumbing. 

Both supplemental funds were approved and will be added to the original costs of $5,954,800 for construction and $667,000 for plumbing.

The project, which began in June 2009, was originally expected to be finished after 18 months, or by December 2010.  The new estimated completion date for the Public Safety building reconstruction is now spring 2011.

"Unfortunately, there were conditions that we just didn't anticipate," said Mayor Carolyn Stevens, explaining that both water and asbestos were unexpectedly found on the construction site. The findings lead to delays in the progress of demolition.

"Hopefully things will pick up as the weather gets warmer and we can start getting more work done," Stevens said.

Police have redirected public inquiries at the police station to a temporary dispatch trailer located directly across the street from the existing building on the corner of Fenimore Road and Tompkins Road. (See diagram).

The temporary trailer will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, per the Village's website, Scarsdale.com (links below).

All emergency services provided to the public will continue without interruption, the site says, and the trailer will have all the functionality of the communications center previously located in headquarters. The entrance to the trailer is just off Tompkins Road and visitor parking is available.

The trailer is across the street from the dug-up site, and is where any emergencies or police-related inquiries are directed during this transitional period.

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