Vote held on banning elected officials from party leadership



The Riverhead Town Board is expected to vote on a proposal to ban elected officials from being the executive board of political committees at it’s meeting Tuesday night.

The proposal ran into criticism at a public hearing two weeks ago from members of the town Republican committee, who said Supervisor Sean Walter is merely proposing the code amendment as retribution for not being nominated for reelection by the Riverhead Republican committee. The committee is led by Mason Haas, who is also an elected assessor in Riverhead Town.

The board is also expected to vote on an agreement with the contractor for Suffolk County’s upcoming Roanoke Avenue repaving job. The proposed contractor, United Fence and Rail Corp, will agree to fill the potholes in the town’s First Street parking lot in exchange for use of a town-owned parking lot on Third Street as a staging area for the paving job.

The board also will vote on a resolution to allow PSEG Long Island to do soil testing at EPCAL, where it’s considering building a power-generating plant.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and News-Review reporter Tim Gannon will be live blogging it. Click below to follow or comment and scroll down for the full meeting agenda and resolution packet.


Live Blog Riverhead Town Board 07-21-2015



July_21,_2015_-_Agenda by Timesreview



July_21,_2015_-_Packet by Timesreview