Town Hall Notebook
Walter, Giglio in shouting match over unauthorized EPCAL bike path material that must be removed from siteAn attempt by Riverhead town officials to inexpensively finish the bike path at EPCAL has apparently backfired — and touched off a shouting match between the town supervisor and a council member at today’s town board work session.
Town board wrap-up: New highway yard storage building, East Lawn proposals, controversial hearing to go forwardTown Board work session wrap-up: The Riverhead Highway Department wants to build a storage building at its Osborn Avenue yard to shelter trucks and equipment from severe weather; bidders on the dilapidated town-owned East Lawn building meet with the town board; a March 18 public hearing on a planned expansion by United Riverhead Terminal in ...
- A lieutenant and two new sergeants were sworn in last night at town hall, where the town also honored its employee of the year for 2014, and held a very lengthy hearing on an alleged unsafe structure built atop a Baiting Hollow home.
- Riverhead Parks and Recreation Superintendent Ray Coyne says Stotzky Park and other facilities are in dire need of repair, but there’s no money to do all that’s needed.
- Summary of actions taken by the Riverhead Town Board at its meeting of Jan. 21, 2015.
Sole bid for treatment system to clean up contaminated well approved by town board; $522,500 project budget setFacilities required to remove the contaminant perchlorate from Riverhead Water District’s well 16, one of the district’s newest facilities, has a price tag of more than half a million dollars. The town board approved the $522,500 project budget and awarded a $279,516 bid last night.
- Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter took a trip to Southold Tuesday morning, to discuss a new plan that would bring some unity to special election district voting days. According to Walter, he’s been participating in Molloy College’s Energeia Partnership, which “brings local leaders to the Long Island college to help address region’s most complex social issues,” according ...
- A new restaurant might open on East Main Street, according to Councilwoman Jodi Giglio. She said at today’s work session the owners of the aquarium were thinking about a “Jedediah Hawkins-type” restaurant there. The Long Island Aquarium’s parent company purchased vacant house at 428 E. Main St. last summer. At the time, L.I. Aquarium and Exhibition ...
- Riverhead Councilman George Gabrielsen says longtime planning board member Lyle Wells was ‘fired’ over ethics concerns.
- Split board approves department consolidation, 7 employee promotions and/or raises; town planner’s retirement, payout made official.
- Longtime Riverhead Planning Board member Lyle Wells was replaced yesterday by the Riverhead Town Board, a move which he said took him by surprise.
- Longtime Riverhead planning director Rick Hanley has put in his retirement papers effective Jan. 3, according to Supervisor Sean Walter. He will ‘bump’ a less senior planner from her position for three days.
Town board still can’t agree on new rules aimed at flyboard operation; public hearing postponed againNew waterways regulations aimed at moving the activity of Flyboard Long Island out of a downtown Riverhead cove stalled again yesterday when a majority of the town board voted to table a resolution scheduling a public hearing on the measure.
- Six of the 13 longtime Riverhead Town employees who retired this year after accepting a retirement incentive package attended ceremonies at town hall yesterday. Photos.
- A resolution calling a public hearing on proposed new “waterways” regulations will again be on the Riverhead town board agenda. If the board agrees, the hearing will be held Jan. 20 at 7:05 p.m.