Town Hall Notebook
- Riverhead Town’s website is one of only six government sites in the State of New York to earn better than a C on a report card issued yesterday by the nonprofit Empire Center for Pubic Policy in Albany. It ranked fourth among the 500 municipal and school websites evaluated for content available and ease of ...
- Riverhead Town Board members are enthusiastic about bringing WaterFire, the multisensory public art installation by Rhode Island artist Barnaby Evans, to the Peconic Riverfront and gave CDA director Chris Kempner the green light to pursue a Bloomberg Foundation grant to kickstart the project.
- A split Riverhead Town board will hold a public hearing on a proposed regional ban on single-use plastic grocery bags.
- Four Riverhead Town Board members have signed a letter seeking to state historic preservation officials seeking to withdraw the town’s application for listing Main Road on state and national registers.
- A proposal by United Riverhead Terminal to convert two oil fuel storage tanks to gasoline storage prompted opposition from Northville residents, who questioned the accuracy of information provided by the applicant as well as the adequacy of the town’s review of the plan.
- Riverhead Town Board unanimously approves change of zone for old Second Street firehouse site after contentious discussion, hears comments on proposed flyboarding regulations, approves RFP for East Lawn building, approves NFAWL’s two-day spay-neuter clinic at Pfeifer Center.
- Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter blasted Highway Superintendent George Woodson for telling residents the highway department will no longer plow private roads, which Walter says the town must continue to do.
- Supervisor’s 2015 operating budget would increase the town tax levy by 2.08 percent over 2014, while the tax rate would raise by .58 percent.
- Riverhead Town Board Sept. 16 meeting highlights: retirements approved, public hearings held, special event permits OK-ed
- After 37 years, seven town supervisors and countless town boards, Town Hall’s longtime receptionist and switchboard operator will retire Dec. 31.
- In a pair of split votes late last night, the Riverhead Town Board rejected both short-term financing to plug the town’s projected multimillion budget gap next year and piercing the state-mandated 2-percent property tax cap— setting the stage for $2.2 million in cuts.
- Owner of taxi company makes pitch for second chance in hearing on appeal of license revocation; EPCAL subdivision application authorized; more.
- Neighboring residents object to 10-year-old double-density housing proposal conditioned on the purchase of 23 development rights for the corner of Roanoke and Sound avenues in Riverhead.
Riverhead Town Board mulls a 12.5 percent town property tax increase versus borrowing $4M to plug budget gapGap can’t be bridged by cutting expenses, town officials say, since it would require a 20 percent staff reduction — eliminating 60-72 town jobs.
- Riverhead Town commenced the public review process of the Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the Calverton Enterprise Park. A public hearing is set for Sept. 3.