The Riverhead Town Board discussed a proposed three-day music festival at Marta Clara vineyard and downtown Riverhead at its work session on Thursday, and also discussed, but came to no conclusion on, the fate of the Second Street firehouse.
To read more about what was discussed at Thursday’s work session, click below to read a recap of reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog of the meeting.
March_6,_2014_-_Agenda(1) by Timesreview
The Second Street firehouse. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Not so fast with those dinosaurs!
A majority of Riverhead Town Board members now say they oppose selling the Second Street firehouse, which recently was being proposed as the site of a dinosaur theater featuring people in realistic-looking dinosaur costumes that interact with audiences.
Barbaraellen Koch file photo | Employees of the Dinosaur Walk set up shop in Riverhead in 2004.
The Second Street firehouse building could be renovated into an interactive dinosaur museum and theater under a plan being floated by Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi, who outlined the proposal at Thursday’s Riverhead Town Board meeting.
The town recently sent out requests for proposals for both the firehouse — which the town acquired from the fire district in a swap for the Route 58 training grounds — and the East Lawn building on East Main Street, which is used by four organizations but is in very bad condition.
Barbaraellen Koch photo | Town hall during Monday’s snowfall. In front, a gazebo dedicated to former town finance administrator Jack Hansen.
The Riverhead Town Board discussed having a model airplane day at the Enterprise Park at Calverton Thursday with John Sabini, a member of the Long Island Tomcats model airplane club.
The Riverhead Town Board discussed the proposed Community Benefit Zoning District at its work session Thursday, along with the building department’s response to an audit from earlier this year that found problems with fee calculations.
The Community Benefit zoning is needed in order for First Baptist Church’s planned Family Community Life Center on Northville Turnpike. Also on the agenda was the request for proposals for the town-owned East Lawn building and Second Street firehouse, as well as an audit of the recreation department.
News-Review reporter Tim Gannon live blogged the meeting. Click below for a recap