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Gatehouse Hours:

  • Monday: 1PM – 3PM
  • Tuesday: 2PM – 6PM
  • Wednesday: 9AM – 1PM
  • Thursday: 2PM - 6PM

Please allow, as much as, 30 minutes for processing and obtaining a new gate pass. Gate passes are $30 each and we accept cash or check for payment. If you are a new resident, please make sure you bring your purchase or rent agreement on your first visit. We will need this in order to show that you are a legitimate resident of the neighborhood and we will make a copy of it for our files.

Message From Judi O'Connor, Chairman:

Dear Neighbor,

I would like to talk to you about the gates.

We do see an end in sight as far as the gates are concerned.We have one operational arm – going out.There was a miscommunication with the gate company regarding the incoming arms.RSS, our new gate company, thought the gates were to be closed all day and wanted to set the arms to work with the gates.The arms are supposed to be down all day, but not the gates; so RSS had to order parts to make the arms work independently.Hopefully by the end of the week (but, alas, I have been hopeful before) the gates will be done.

Below are some questions and answers about our new gate system.

  • The most asked question is, “Will my gate pass still work?”The answer is, “Yes, your present gate pass, if working now, will work with the new gate system.”
  • There was a complaint that bicyclists could not get in and out, but if cyclists ride in the middle of the road, they will set off the sensors and the arms will rise.
  • Why did we even need a new gate system?The present iron gates are old, and getting a contractor to fix them, and the company to have parts on hand, was becoming increasingly difficult.Also, our cameras were outdated, and the police could not read license plates, nor would they accept the pictures as evidence.So, we needed to do something about both issues, and this new system should take care of both.
  • The new system is designed to make cars stop before entering our community, so that pictures can be taken of both faces and license plates. Presently, many cars do not stop at the stop signs, putting our golfers at risk.The new arms should help alleviate this problem.
  • Another real problem in the community is tailgaters.This new system allows for the gates to open, arm to rise, car to pass, and arm to come down immediately after car clears sensor.This should help with the tailgating problem.
  • I have been told, “We had arms once before and had to get rid of them.They don’t work.”Well, that was 20 years ago, and I am very hopeful that with this duo system and today’s technology the system will work.

All that being said, this is a new system, and there will be problems - I have no doubt.I will try my best to be patient.I am hoping you will be patient as well.