Riverhead Town is abandoning its plans to create an energy park at the Enterprise Park in Calverton as it looks to sell 633 acres it owns on the property to a private developer.
In 2014, the Town Board agreed to set aside 94 acres on the site’s southwest corner as land it could rent to energy-generating facilities.
A majority of Riverhead Town Board members now support selling the Route 58 armory, which was once envisioned as a possible police and justice court headquarters. But first, they’ll need to persuade the state to remove a covenant restricting its use to police and courts.
The U.S. Geological Survey has proposed a one-year well monitoring study for the Town of Riverhead to determine where saltwater intrusion has occurred.
“Nobody really has a clear understanding of what the saltwater interface looks like,” Supervisor Sean Walter said at last Thursday’s work session.
The Riverhead Town Board is considering increasing the penalty for those who fail to clear sidewalks of snow in front of their property, as required by town code. READ
A proposed art gallery with artist lofts in downtown Riverhead that has been in the works since 2001 is finally making moves toward construction. READ
With little or no fanfare, Peconic Bay Medical Center’s proposed three-story expansion of its Roanoke Avenue main building received unanimous final site plan approval from the Riverhead Town Board on Tuesday afternoon. READ
In an effort to save paper and money on printing costs, Riverhead Town Board members are now using laptops to review agendas and resolutions.
During last Thursday’s work session, each board member, along with Town Clerk Diane Wilhelm, received a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 computer, which also functions as a tablet and features a touchscreen and detachable keyboard.
In an effort to ease North Fork traffic concerns, a weight-limit restriction could be coming to Peconic Bay Boulevard and a seasonal bus loop may be created to transport pumpkin pickers between Mattituck and Riverhead.