BLOG RECAP: Board may make EPCAL concessions

Town Board members might consider agreeing to allow some parcels along the Enterprise Park at Calverton’s western runway to be preserved, so long as the state Department of Environmental Conservation agrees to ensure that all lots fronting Route 25 can be developed.

Town officials consider the land along Route 35 to be the most valuable for development.

That’s a potential compromise board members discussed at Thursday’s public work session in Riverhead Town Hall.

Supervisor Sean Walter had met Monday with DEC officials on Monday to discuss EPCAL, and debriefed the rest of the board at Thursday’s meeting.

The supervisor has blamed the DEC for stalling development at the former Grumman site.

Former Congressman George Hochbrueckner, who was instrumental in getting that land for the town back in the 1990s, was at the work session meeting as well.

(Reporter Tim Gannon live-blogged the meeting as well; quick below to read a recap of what happened.)

Also Monday, the board amet with representatives of local youth groups who want the town to restore the position of  youth bureau director to its budget.

The board also discussed a proposal to lease parking for Peconic Bay Medical Center in a lot just south of Friendly’s restaurant along Route 58.

Click below to read the recap.