Recap: Board holds hearing on banning party leaders from elected office


The Riverhead Town Board held a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday on a proposal to ban elected officials from being on the executive board of political committees, a move that would require town Republican leader Mason Haas, who is also an elected assessor, to give up one of those positions.

Supervisor Sean Walter, who had feuded with Ms. Haas, supports the proposal. However opponents of the supervisor have said that revisiting the idea — which went nowhere two years ago — only came as a result of the GOP not supporting Mr. Walter for a re-election run.

The board was also expected to vote on resolutions to hire Lawrence Levy of Coram as Mr. Walter’s new executive assistant, replacing Tara McLaughlin, who is going to Brookhaven Town; and to approve new zoning and definitions to allow microbreweries in the downtown area.

Click below for a recap and scroll down for the full meeting agenda and resolution packet.

Live Blog Riverhead Town Board 07-07-2015

July_7,_2015_-_Agenda by Timesreview



July_7,_2015_-_Packet by Timesreview