Town Hall Notebook
- Three upcoming special events at the Long Island Sports Park on Edwards Avenue in Calverton, including one scheduled for this Saturday, were denied permits last night by the Riverhead Town Board.
- Riverhead Town will soon join the world of social media, though officials are worried about vulgar language, nasty comments and the possibility of elected officials using the town’s social media for political purposes.
- The town will no longer accept applications with less than two weeks’ lead time before an event and applications filed with less than 30 days notice will require payment of a $1,000 expedited fee.
- The Riverhead Ambulance District will be upgrading its ambulances through a new refurbishment program that will cut to cost of deploying a new ambulance almost in half.
Town Board Wrap-up
More drive-in movie nights at Riverhead Raceway, helicopter noise task force formed and yes, Riverhead’s got talentTown board highlights: Riverhead Raceway won approval to show drive-in movies on four more Friday nights, the Salvation Army on Osborn Avenue will build a new recreation area, and the town formally established a helicopter noise task force.
New plan for skate park: reduced size will make way for pickleball courts and free up funds for other needed projectsThe money saved by consolidating the skate park into about half its current space will be spread around to different projects, including resurfacing the Horton Avenue basketball court.
Riverhead Town Board wrap: Riverhead (finally) finishes environmental review on EPCAL plan, OKs more $ for skate parkRiverhead Town has completed a five-and-a-half-year environmental review process on a new development plan for its remaining property at the former Grumman facility in Calverton. The town board yesterday adopted a “findings statement” — the last step in the process under the State Environmental Quality Review Act. The next step is the adoption of an updated use plan and ...
- The next drive in movie will be the NASCAR-themed “Talladega Nights” on Friday, July 8.
- The group has been using a storefront on Railroad Avenue for prayers for the past six years, said the men, a Riverhead physician, an auto repair shop owner and a Queens dentist.
Former Riverhead town attorney returns as deputy, will focus on enforcement litigation in town’s justice courtFormer Riverhead town attorney Dawn Thomas will be returning to Riverhead Town Hall as a deputy town attorney Sept. 1.
- A a Colonial ball and an anniversary parade are among the events planned for Riverhead’s 225th anniversary in 2017.
Should movie theaters be allowed on Route 58 again? Despite social media outcry, public has no comment at hearingsPublic hearings on code changes that would once again allow a movie theater on Route 58 — where they’ve been banned as a use since 2004 — drew no public comment. Written comments will be accepted by the town clerk until June 17.
Riverhead Town Government
Town had $300,000 shortfall in 2015, after budgeted revenues fail to materializeRiverhead Town came up more than $300,000 short in 2015, after revenue projections in its adopted budget missed the mark by nearly $1.9 million.
- Summary of key actions taken by the Riverhead Town Board at its May 3, 2016 regular meeting.
- Code amendments to allow movie theaters in the shopping center zoning use district will be up for a public hearing before the Riverhead Town Board on June 7.