Town Board tables raise for recreation head

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Ray Coyne, shown here at the town’s ice rink, will have to wait to get a new title and a raise.

The Riverhead Town Board was scheduled to vote Wednesday night on whether to change recreation department superintendent Ray Coyne’s title to parks and recreation administrator, which would have increase his salary from  $94,049 to $102,049.

But the board, acting on a motion from Councilman John Dunleavy, voted unanimously to table the bill.

The measure has already become involved in a political battle, as Anthony Coates, who is seeking a Republican nomination to run for Town Council, issued a press release calling the board  “phony Conservatives” and urging the all-Republican board to reject the raise.

The board also held public hearings on two planned sewer district extensions and improvements, one for the new 21st Century Oncology Center in the old P.C. Richard building, and another at a new Stop and Shop gas station on the southeast corner of Route 58 and Ostrander Avenue.

News-Review reporter Tim Gannon reported live from the meeting.

You can review the events of the meeting in the blog below.


February 20, 2013 – Agenda by rnews_review


February 20, 2013 – Packet by rnews_review