04/16/14 5:00am
04/16/2014 5:00 AM
Riverhead Town Board members at Thursday's meeting. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A resolution to set a public hearing to discuss term limits for Town Board members failed by a 3-2 vote Tuesday night. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Unless someone on the Riverhead Town Board changes their mind, a term-limit proposal isn’t coming to Town Hall anytime soon.

A resolution setting a public hearing to discuss establishing a 12-year term limit for the town supervisor and council positions failed by 3-2 vote at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting.

Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilman George Gabrielsen voted in favor. Council members John Dunleavy, Jodi Giglio and Jim Wooten cast “no” votes.

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04/03/14 10:00am
04/03/2014 10:00 AM

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Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter is keeping to his word.

After saying last week how he would pile on items on the work session agenda until they were resolved, this week features another long agenda. The Town Board is scheduled again to discuss old issues like term limits and prohibiting some elected officials from holding political party leadership posts, the fate of the Second Street firehouse, the sale of the East Lawn building and finding ways to fund additional public parking.  (more…)

04/02/14 12:00pm
04/02/2014 12:00 PM
Riverhead Town Board members at Thursday's meeting. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Town Board members at Tuesday’s meeting. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Riverhead Town Board remains divided about decisions to enact term limits in Town Hall and whether or not to allow leaders of town political committees to hold elected and appointed positions in town.  (more…)

03/27/14 10:00am
03/27/2014 10:00 AM

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On the heels of a week where Riverhead Town Board members argued about items being discussed in closed caucus meetings instead of open work sessions, this Thursday’s work session agenda is packed full of discussion items, ranging from term limits to the fate of the Second Street firehouse to the downtown farmers market — a total of 13 topics in all.  (more…)

03/13/14 5:45pm
03/13/2014 5:45 PM
Riverhead town board members Jim Wooten, John Dunleavy, Supervisor Sean Walter, George Gabrielsen and Jodi Giglio

Riverhead town board members Jim Wooten, John Dunleavy, Supervisor Sean Walter, George Gabrielsen and Jodi Giglio (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Town Board members all agreed on a 12-year term limit for elected officials in policy making positions during a discussion at Thursday’s work session.

But they don’t agree on term limits for non-policy making elected officers, or for members of appointed boards like the planning board. (more…)

03/13/14 10:30am

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Riverhead Town Board members chose five companies that it will authorize to submit energy proposals on town land Thursday. The companies will respond to a request for proposals issued by LIPA that has a March 31 due date. The five companies include proposals for gas fired peak energy plants, solar energy plants, battery storage facilities and hydrogen fuel cells, and include proposal for town land both at EPCAL and at the town landfill.

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