The Riverhead Town Board said at its work session Thursday that they will decide next week what private roads will be plowed by the town highway department next winter.
The issue came to a head last year when Highway Superintendent George Woodson sent a letter to residents of private roads saying the department would no longer plow snow on private roads, even though it has done so for years on many of those roads.
The board ultimately made a list of roads it had plowed for at least 10 years and held a hearing the proposal to allow such snow plowing and cold patching on those roads, in exchange for eliminating any private road signs. Some residents wanted to remain private, others wanted the town to provide the services. But the Town Board has yet to decide which roads it will take allow to be plowed and patched.
Also at work session, the board decided, again, to sell the dilapidated East Lawn building to Isabelle and Mary Gonzalez for $130,000. They had decided to do that two weeks ago, then reconsidered when two new offers came in, then changed their minds back on Thursday.
To read what else was discussed at the work session, click below to read a recap of News-Review reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog of the meeting and scroll down for the meeting agenda.