RECAP: Town Board mulling legislation on buffers, party houses


The Riverhead Town Board is planning to adopt most of a proposal that would require 50-foot vegetative buffers between large commercial projects and homes. They also plan to adopt a proposal to require house rentals to be at least 29 days in order to prevent so-called weekend “party houses” in town.

Those issues were discussed at Thursday’s Town Board work session.

The buffer proposal relates to properties in several zones, and the board intends to adopt it in every zone but the Industrial C zone, where Councilwoman Jodi Giglio has raised some concerns.

To find out what else was discussed at the work session, click below to read reporter Tim Gannon’s blog from the meeting:


October 10, 2013 – Agenda by Riverhead News-Review