The Riverhead Town Board has made a momentous and apparently irreversible decision to sell 1,600 acres of EPCAL land at a giveaway price to Calverton Aviation & Technology, completely controlled by the controversial Ghermezian family. The Coalition Against EPCAL Housing opposed that action on behalf of Riverhead’s neighborhood associations and environmental organizations. READ
While the Town Board has been waiting for the Ethics Board to make a recommendation on whether Councilwoman Jodi Giglio should be allowed to vote on Calverton Aviation & Technology’s status as “qualified and eligible” to buy and build out 1,640 acres of town-owned land in Calverton, Ms. Giglio said Tuesday that she has yet to be asked any questions by the Ethics Board. READ
The Riverhead Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint a special counsel to advise the town ethics board as it investigates a complaint against Councilwoman Jodi Giglio. READ
Riverhead Town’s ethics board has asked the Town Board if the attorney assigned to it should be an outside legal counsel rather than a someone from the town attorney’s office, as is the case now.
At issue is whether the town attorney’s office should recuse itself in cases involving an ethics complaint against a Town Board. READ
As the Riverhead Town Board gets closer to making a decision on Calverton Aviation and Technology’s proposal to buy 1,640 acres at the Enterprise Park at Calverton for $40 million, a group of civic and environmental organizations is urging them not to make that deal. READ
In what Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter called a “long overdue” discussion on workforce housing Thursday morning, three town board members questioned the idea of housing at the Enterprise Park at Calverton before a group of experts who spoke about its benefits. READ