Northville residents came out in force to oppose United Riverhead Terminal’s special permit application to convert two of its oil tanks on its Northville property to gasoline storage at a public hearing before the Riverhead Town Board Tuesday night. The board held the hearing open until Dec. 16 and promised to discuss the issue further at a work session.
The Riverhead Town Board is scheduled to meet with two companies to discuss ways to market land at EPCAL at its work session Thursday. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board heard from Liz Stokes and Kim Judd with the town’s veterans affairs committee, as well as from Michael Butler, the managing partner of Woolworth Revitalization LLC, at today’s work session, which starts at 10 a.m. (more…)
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.
Riverhead Town Board members at an April meeting. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
With Supervisor Sean Walter’s preliminary budget officially released earlier this week, the numbers are officially in: a 2.08 townwide tax levy increase is suggested by the supervisor in 2015. Due to projected increases in the assessed value on taxable land throughout the town, this is expected to raise the tax rate by 0.58 percent, or about $14 for a household at about $300,000 market value.
After all the discussion over the past few weeks, members of the town board spoke with the News-Review after the budget was released and offered their thoughts on the proposed spending plan.
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…)
Tebbens Steel at EPCAL celebrated its 70th anniversary Sept. 19. Elsie Tebbens, Councilman John Dunleavy, Tom Tebbens Sr, Tom Tebbens II, and Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter celebrated the milestone. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Alfred Tebbens started a repair shop business in 1944, a small operation that began in Center Moriches. Now 70 years later, that business, now known as Tebbens Steel, is still going strong with its main operation in Enterprise Park at Calverton. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board discussed at its work session Thursday the 2015 town budget — which the supervisor must submit by Tuesday — and the possibility of dredging Cases Creek in Aquebogue for the first time in many years.