05/21/14 7:00pm
05/21/2014 7:00 PM

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The Riverhead Town Board okayed applications for a pair of grants to help fund a proposed “Suffolk County Regional Agritourism Visitors Center” that could include an indoor farmers market and offices for agriculture and tourism-related businesses and organizations.  (more…)

03/27/14 10:00am
03/27/2014 10:00 AM

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On the heels of a week where Riverhead Town Board members argued about items being discussed in closed caucus meetings instead of open work sessions, this Thursday’s work session agenda is packed full of discussion items, ranging from term limits to the fate of the Second Street firehouse to the downtown farmers market — a total of 13 topics in all.  (more…)

03/18/14 7:05pm
03/18/2014 7:05 PM

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The Riverhead Town Board is set to vote on a resolution tonight to grant a permit to a model airplane organization that proposed an event for Aug. 15-17 on the southern portion of the unused runway on the southwest corner of EPCAL. Council members informally approved the event in February.

News-Review reporter Tim Gannon will be live blogging from the town board meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Click below to follow along. The agenda is below.

Riverhead Town Board March 18, 2014 Agenda

Riverhead Town Board Resolution List: March 18, 2004

01/09/14 9:45am
01/09/2014 9:45 AM

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The Riverhead Town Board met to to discuss traffic summonses with Police Chief David Hegermiller at its work session today, after Councilman John Dunleavy claimed in a brief discussion last week that some police officers didn’t issue a single Town Code violation all year.

The board also discussed a proposal to require owners of swimming pools to have a holding tank for emptying the pool, and the Jamesport Manor Inn and Mainstream House, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.

Click below to read a recap of the conversation and see the full work session agenda below that.

January 9, 2014 – Agenda(1) by Timesreview

01/07/14 2:05pm
01/07/2014 2:05 PM

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Despite efforts from a local civic organization to halt it, the Riverhead Town Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to issue a land clearing permit for the Knightland shopping center proposed at the intersection of Sound Avenue and Route 25A in Wading River.

The board had planned to vote on a similar resolution in August, despite a court case filed by the Riverhead Neighborhood Preservation Coalition challenging the town Planning Board’s approval of the project. But a last minute court ruling put that vote on hold.

In December, a state appellate court ruled that the RNPC and others who had brought the lawsuit didn’t have legal standing to sue on the matter, and dismissed the case.

With the lawsuit out of the way, the Town Board discussed the clearing permit briefly at last Thursday’s work session and agreed to issue it.

“I note that my client has paid all of the required site plan fees and the substantial building permit fees, and both a clearing permit and a building permit should now issue,” said Peter Danowski, the attorney for Knightland owner Kenney Barra, in a letter to the Town Attorney Bob Kozakiewicz on Monday. Mr. Barra also owns the adjacent East Wind Caterers.

Knightland’s plan calls for 32,500 square feet of retail space and a 4,900-square-foot restaurant in a complex comprising 24 small buildings.

RNPC said on its web site that the court ruling dismissed their case “without ever considering the merits of the lawsuit brought on behalf of the community.”

Mr. Danowski said at the work session that his client has paid $23,000 in building fees, but that they are not removing or importing any sand or material and will not have to pay the $2 per cubic yard fee the town charges for excavations or importation of material from construction sites.

The meeting starts at 2 p.m. and New-Review reporter Tim Gannon will be live blogging. Click below to follow or comment, and see the full meeting agenda and resolutions packet below that.

January 7, 2014 – Agenda by Timesreview

January 7, 2014 – Packet by Timesreview

01/02/14 10:00am
01/02/2014 10:00 AM

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The Riverhead Town Board is expected to discuss at its work session today the clearing permit for Knightlands, a proposed shopping center in Wading River that has been involved in litigation.

The board also is scheduled to discuss filling a vacancy on the town Planning Board left by the resignation of longtime member Lou Boschetti. In addition, the board plans to discuss a plan to reduce the number of parking spaces the town requires in some developments, and the Hamlet Center zoning district.

The meeting starts at 10 a.m. and News-Review reporter Tim Gannon will be live blogging. Click below to follow or comment and see the full meeting agenda below that.

January 2, 2014 – Agenda by Timesreview