The tentative 2015 Riverhead Town Budget proposed by Supervisor Sean Walter at the end of September will apparently became the adopted 2015 budget automatically on Thursday, Nov. 20, as a motion to vote on adopting the budget failed at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting.
Councilman John Dunleavy, who said he opposes the budget because he thinks the revenue projections it makes are unrealistic, submitted a resolution Tuesday to merely vote on adopting the budget. Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, who had sought cuts in the budget, voted in favor of voting on the budget as well. However, Councilmen George Gabrielsen and Jim Wooten voted against the resolution, saying it doesn’t propose any changes to the budget, and the budget will go into effect automatically if no changes are approved. Mr. Walter abstained.
Mr. Walter’s $53.7 million proposed budget called for a 1.5 percent spending decrease, a .58 percent tax rate increase and a 2.08 percent tax levy increase. There were no speakers at the public hearing on the budget two weeks ago.
The Town Board also voted Tuesday to accept a proposed settlement with Brixmor Property Group, which owns the Costco shopping center on Route 58. Brixmor has thus far failed to meet several requirements of its site plan approval, including replacing dead trees meant as a buffer for neighboring properties. (more…)
Lawmakers are trying to grapple with the legal issues surrounding flyboarding and other similar water sports. (Credit: Paul Squire)
One thing was made clear as Riverhead Town Board members again discussed regulating flyboarding — a new water sport — on the Peconic River Thursday morning: flyboarding and the town, they said, weren’t a good fit. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board discussed barring flyboarding from Riverhead’s waters during a work session meeting Thursday. (more…)
Eric Wright, right, speaks to residents in Riverside before hearing feedback at a Monday night Flanders, Riverside, Northampton Community Association meeting. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
A wooden structure with a minimal incline and a few seating areas are some ideas residents said they liked about a proposed pedestrian bridge for the Peconic River.
There were no speakers at the Riverhead Town Board’s public hearing on its 2015 preliminary budget at its meeting Wednesday. (more…)
Congressman-elect Lee Zeldin addresses his supporters at the Suffolk County GOP gala at Emporium in Patchogue Tuesday. (Credit: John Griffin)
A red wave was felt across America Tuesday in the final mid-term election of Democratic President Barack Obama’s two terms in office.
It was certainly no different here in New York’s 1st Congressional District, where a Republican will be sworn in to office next year for the first time since 2002. (more…)
A rendering of Blue River Estates on display at an IDA meeting in Riverhead Town Hall in 2013. (File photo)
The Riverhead Industrial Development Agency has set a public hearing to discuss approving tax breaks for “Peconic Crossings,” an apartment complex proposed for the Long Island Science Center’s building located in downtown Riverhead.
Peconic Crossings is the new name for the proposed 48-unit rental housing plan previously called “Blue River Estates.”
The latest proposal was created under a joint partnership between Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI), a nonprofit group; and Conifer Realty, a Rochester-based real estate development and management company.
The IDA voted Monday night to schedule the Peconic Crossings hearing for Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. in Town Hall.
Dead trees spotted at the Shops at Riverhead retail center on Route 58. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The developer of the Shops at Riverhead retail center on Route 58 will be required to post a $100,000 bond to ensure dead trees surrounding the property are replaced, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio confirmed this week.