RECAP: Board advances EPCAL subdivision, honors Heidi Behr


The Riverhead Town Board on Tuesday unanimously voted on a resolution to authorize the board to adopt its development plans for the Enterprise Park at Calverton.

The plans include a proposed 50-lot subdivision map, marketing study and new zoning recommendations, all of which are being developed through a $500,000 contract the town signed with VHB Engineering two years ago.

The resolution will effectively start the state environmental impact study of the subdivision map, a process that’s expected to take more than a year to complete.

The board also approved a resolution to name a road that runs along the Peconic River from Peconic Avenue to McDermott Avenue downtown in honor of Heidi Behr, a Riverhead ambulance volunteer who died in a May 2005 ambulance crash while helping a heart attack patient in an ambulance.

Board members also heard some opposition to a proposal to put restrictions on houseboats in town, and adopted increased fees for the Riverhead Water District.

Click below to read the recap from reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog of the meeting. The full agenda and resolution packet are below.


May_7,_2013_-_Agenda by rnews_review


May_7,_2013_-_Packet by rnews_review