A proposal to waive the section of Riverhead Town’s “qualified and eligible sponsor” law requiring an applicant to prove it has the finances to complete a proposed project led to a heated argument among officials at Wednesday’s Town Board work session. READ
So much for everybody getting along.
Just two days after an inauguration ceremony where newly sworn-in Riverhead Town Board members of both parties said how they felt they could all work together, the board had its first debate along party lines on Wednesday. (more…)
Riverhead Town’s attorneys are asking for a 10-day extension to review Luminati Aerospace’s finalized version of a contract to buy more than 1,000 acres of town-owned land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton for $40 million, according to Councilman Tim Hubbard. READ
Parking tickets may soon go hi-tech in Riverhead Town. READ
The Riverhead Town Board is proposing the creation of two 15-minute parking areas in downtown Riverhead in front of stores where customers are usually in and out quickly. READ
An abandoned trailer with a sign that reads “I love you, God. Thank you” on farmland off Route 25 in Calverton has resulted in the owner of the property being issued violations by Riverhead Town for having unregistered vehicles on the property. READ
In what Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter called a “long overdue” discussion on workforce housing Thursday morning, three town board members questioned the idea of housing at the Enterprise Park at Calverton before a group of experts who spoke about its benefits. READ
Luminati Aerospace will pay Riverhead Town $13,050 to hire surveyors to help draw its own subdivision map of the Enterprise Park at Calverton.
Riverhead Town has already paid consultants more than $500,000 for work since 2011, including devising a new 50-lot industrial subdivision at EPCAL, with the goal of being able to sell the smaller lots individually or in bulk.