The pros and cons of flyboarding were debated at Tuesday’s Riverhead Town Board during a public hearing on a plan to regulate the up and coming sport, which is being done at Treasure Cove marina.
Jim Bissett IV, who operates Flyboard Long Island at the marina, said the town’s proposal to push them 500 feet off shore was excessive, while some neighbors said the Flyboarding was noisy.
The board also voted to rezone the Second Street firehouse to DC-1, a mostly commercial zone that’s in place on most of downtown Main Street. The town agreed to change the zone as a condition of a $500,000 sale of the property to Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi, but some residents, as well as Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, argued that the town should seek new bids for the property now that it is rezoned to a more business-friendly zone.
The board also agreed, in a 3-2 vote, to authorize the conversion of the Henry Pfeifer Community Center in Calverton into a new town animal shelter.
The Riverhead Town Board held a special meeting Thursday to formally accept Supervisor Sean Walter’s 2015 tentative budget and to schedule a public hearing on it. The board then went into its weekly work session. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board held public hearings Tuesday night on rezoning the Second Street firehouse, which it hopes to sell, and on a special permit to put a new Hamptons Coffee location in Aquebogue. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board discussed at Thursday’s work session enacting a law banning people from keeping dogs tethered to an object in a manner that endangers the dog’s health or access to food and water, or unreasonably limits the dog’s movement. (more…)
With Councilman Jim Wooten absent and representing the swing vote, the Riverhead Town Board at its meeting Tuesday night held off on voting on resolutions that authorized a $6 million bridge loan to reduce taxes in the 2015 budget, as well as resolution to set a public hearing on a proposal to pierce the state’s two-percent tax cap with the 2015 budget. Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilman George Gabrielsen said they support authorizing the loan, which must be repaid in two years, on the hope that the town can sell some land at EPCAL.
Councilman John Dunleavy and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio opposed it.
The Riverhead Town Board will discuss a proposal to create a separate line on the tax bill for landfill debt at its work session Thursday. The town pays about $4 million in landfill debt per year, and that’s also the amount the town would have to cut to avoid a tax increase next year, officials say. (more…)
Riverhead Town can either seek a $6 million “bridge loan” or seek a waiver from the state’s two-percent tax cap law — two options the town is considering in light of a potential 12.5 percent tax hike for 2015, Supervisor Sean Walter said at Thursday’s Town Board work session. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board is scheduled to hold public hearings this afternoon on proposals to limit where solar panel farms and clothing drop-off bins can be located. (more…)