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At a public meeting last Thursday, Wading River Civic Association President Sid Bail said he had received an email from someone asking to go fishing at the flooded parking lot that has become a consistent nuisance for Wading River residents. READ
The Riverhead Town Board hired Brad Hammond of Farmingville today to be its new senior building inspector, filling a post that had been occupied by a part-time employee since former building department coordinator Leroy Barnes retired in mid-2011.
Mr. Hammond worked for Huntington Town and was tops on the county civil service list for senior building inspectors. His salary will be just over $70,000, officials said.
Councilman John Dunleavy opposed the move, saying the salary given to Mr. Hammond was higher than the normal starting salary for that position. He also said he felt a town resident should get the job.
Councilwoman Jodi Giglio said the town has saved more than $400,000 by not hiring a full-time person to replace Mr. Barnes.
In addition to the senior building inspector position, the town also now has a planning director plus a planning and building administrator who oversees both departments.
To see what else happened at Tuesday’s Riverhead Town Board meeting, click below to read a recap of reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog of the meeting.
Deccember 3, 2013 – Agenda by Timesreview
Deccember 3, 2013 – Packet by Timesreview