Town Hall Notebook
- 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.
PBMC needs hospital annex because ER is ‘at capacity,’ hospital official tells Riverhead Planning BoardWait times can be more than 6 hours long at PBMC’s ER, which sees 38,000 patients a year, according to hospital officials. The strain on the ER can be relieved by treating less serious cases at the proposed annex.
Riverhead Town Board wrap – Dec. 16:
planning director axed, six new cops hired, board balks at new flyboard codeRiverhead Town’s planning director position eliminated, six new police recruits hired, public hearing on revised flyboard code unexpectedly stalls, deer shotgun hunt set, more.
- The Riverhead Town Board has agreed to put over the hearing scheduled to be continued tonight to Wednesday March 18 at 7 pm. The applicant requested a 60-day adjournment but that meant holding the hearing during President’s Week.
- Riverhead Town should charge brides and grooms a fee to use town beaches and parks for wedding photos, according to the town’s recreation superintendent.