Board to set hearings on term limits, ethics reform


The Riverhead Town Board is scheduled Thursday to vote on resolutions to establish term limits and to bar some officials from serving in leadership roles in political parties. 

The term limits hearing would limit all Town Board members to 12 years. The public hearing, if approved, would be on April 15. Only two members of the board voiced support for term limits at last week’s work session.

The ethics hearings, also proposed for April 15, would ban Town Board members and members of the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Architectural Review Board, Board of Assessment Review, Conservation Advisory Council and Ethics Board from serving on the executive board of town, state or county political committee. There are two different versions of the law scheduled to be voted on for public hearing. One would only ban Town Board members from serving in political party leadership posts, and the other would ban all elected town officials, in addition to the above mentioned appointed boards.

The meeting starts at 2 p.m. and News-Review reporter Tim Gannon will be live blogging. Click below to follow or comment and see the full meeting agenda below that.

April 1, 2014 – Agenda by Timesreview

April 1, 2014 – Packet by Timesreview