The Riverhead Town Board heard overwhelming opposition to allowing housing and retail uses at EPCAL. Those uses are suggested in the proposed reuse plan for EPCAL and the draft environmental impact study of that plan, both of which were subject of public hearings at Wednesday’s meeting.
The board voted down a proposed two-year, $6 million “bridge loan” aimed at keeping taxes down while waiting for land at EPCAL to sell, and it also voted down a plan to authorize piercing the state’s 2 percent budget cap at Wednesday’s meeting. This prompted Supervisor Sean Walter to declare that he will submit a “balanced” budget on Oct. 1, which could involve cutting $4 million in spending, and possibly eliminating about 60 jobs.
To read more about Wednesday’s meeting, click below to read a recap of News-Review reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog of the meeting.