RECAP: Board talks Community Life Center, solar panels

Four of five members of the Riverhead Town Board gathered Thursday morning to discuss several topics, most notably the community benefit zone, a discussion which has been ongoing at a high speed over the past several months in town hall.

But it appeared at the end of the discussion that the pace of talks over the proposed zone will likely slow down noticeably; Supervisor Sean Walter told the Rev. Charles Coverdale — head pastor at First Baptist Church, which is leading the way to pass the zoning change to make way for a multi-use Family Community Life Center — “there’s no benefit in continuing this.”

Walter, however, appears to be one of two town board members in favor of at least going to a public hearing on the zone change — along with Councilman Jim Wooten.

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Also at the work session, the board discussed the possibility of installing solar panels in various parking lots throughout town, including some parking lots downtown, as a means of generating revenue. The board also discussing installing solar panels on its Youngs Avenue landfill.

To find out what else was discussed at Thursday’s work session, click below to read News-Review reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog of the meeting.


December 19, 2013 – Agenda(1) by Timesreview