The Riverhead Town Board is expected to approve an excavation permit for Island Water Park’s proposed man-made lake for water skiing at its meeting Tuesday. The water skiing venture, which will use overhead cables to pull skiers, rather than boats, has been in the planning stages for about 15 years.
Island Water Park will have to pay $171,896 in excavation fees, since it plans to export 85,898 cubic yards of soil. If that permit is approved, the project will now have all the approvals it needs to proceed, according to town senior building inspector Brad Hammond.
The board also plans to vote on a resolution in support of Kent Animal Shelter’s application for a hardship permit from the state Pine Barrens commission, allowing it to build in the core of the Pine Barrens, where development is largely restricted.
The meeting starts at 2 p.m. and News-Review reporter Tim Gannon will be live blogging. Click below to follow or comment and scroll down for the full meeting agenda and resolution packet.