RECAP: Board talks agricultural advisory committee, rental permits

The Riverhead Town Board discussed the agricultural advisory committee’s request to have more input on planning and development proposals in town at Thursday’s work session.

The committee also sought an opportunity to weigh in on transfer of development rights decisions, which is a system of exchanging building rights off of farmland that the town wants to preserve and onto properties where additional development is deemed more appropriate.

The Town Board also discussed changes to its rental permit law.

Supervisor Sean Walter recently said he believes large apartment complexes like Summerwind shouldn’t be required to obtain a biennial rental permit within the first two years of opening since they already go through a similar review process to obtain a certificate of occupancy.

Placing the recreation superintendent in charge of the youth bureau and discussing capital improvements for the recreation department are also discussion items listed on Thursday’s agenda.

The public portion of the meeting is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. after a 9:30 a.m. executive session.

News-Review reporter Tim Gannon live blogged the work session. Read a recap below.

Live Blog Riverhead Town Board work session 02-05-2015