Riverhead Town Board members chose five companies that it will authorize to submit energy proposals on town land Thursday. The companies will respond to a request for proposals issued by LIPA that has a March 31 due date. The five companies include proposals for gas fired peak energy plants, solar energy plants, battery storage facilities and hydrogen fuel cells, and include proposal for town land both at EPCAL and at the town landfill.
The Town Board also discussed the possibility of enacting 12-year-term limits Thursday. While all five board members agree that policy making elected positions like the Town Board should have term limits, they disagreed on whether to include non-legislative elected offices, like the highway superintendent or town clerk, and they disagreed on whether appointed boards like the planning board and zoning board of appeals should be included. As a result, the board made no formal devision and decided to continue the discussion within a couple weeks or so.
To read about Thursday’s Town Board work session, click below to read a recap of News-Review reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog from the meeting.