The Riverhead Town Board rejected most of the proposal budget amendments submitted by Councilwoman Jodi Giglio at its work session on Thursday, the board’s first public discussion on the 2016 town budget proposal submitted by Supervisor Sean Walter at Thursday’s work session. Ms. Giglio had proposed cutting four high-salary positions, adding additional revenue, and adding four increases to the budget, which would have amounted to a net of $771,000 less in spending, according to her projection.
The spending plan calls for a 5 percent tax levy and pierces the state’s two-percent cap. However, the board already had a public hearing on piercing the cap, as required, and no one spoke. The public hearing on the budget in general is scheduled for Wednesday, the day after the elections. The budget must be adopted by Nov. 20, under state law.
The board is also expected to discuss a drainage project for Cranberry Street.
To read a recap of News-Review reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog of the meeting, click below, and scroll down for the full agenda.