Riverhead Town may reduce parking tickets from $100 to $40 with the idea that doing so will discourage violators from challenging the town for a reduced cost.
The town had previously floated the idea to reduce the tickets to $50, but settled on $40.
Downtown Riverhead business owners concerned that a proposal to extend a three-hour parking limit would affect their customers spoke out at a public hearing Tuesday night at Riverhead Town Hall.
The Riverhead Town Board is considering a slew of changes to fix downtown’s parking problem — including making new developments that don’t meet the parking codes pay a fee. READ
If you go by Riverhead Town’s code alone, Peconic Bay Medical Center has enough parking spaces.
But the parking situation at the hospital — which both town officials and hospital representatives acknowledged could be improved — may not be good enough to survive an environmental review without some “strong language,” according to Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter. READ
Farm Country Kitchen, which has been involved in legal battles with Riverhead Town since 2011, moved a few steps closer to legalizing its West Main Street operation in the eyes of the town Thursday night.
Years into a plan for a new parking lot and valet parking service at Farm Country Kitchen, owners of the West Main Street restaurant still have more work to do in order to earn approval from the town. READ
A proposal to make to make the three-hour parking restrictions in about 60 spots behind stores in downtown Riverhead run 24/7 instead of the current 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. needs some tweaking, according to two speakers at a public hearing before the Riverhead Town Board Tuesday. READ
The three-hour parking limit on about 60 spaces in the riverfront parking lot between Pera Bell Food Bar and Dark Horse Restaurant would no longer be in effect from just 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. under a proposal being considered by the Riverhead Town Board.