Former Riverhead Supervisor Bob Kozakiewicz was appointed part-time deputy town attorney by the Riverhead Town Board at its regular meeting Jan. 20. The former supervisor will serve a minimum of 20 hours per week in his new post and receive compensation of $44,000 per year, plus benefits including health insurance.

The Town Board also appointed another part-time deputy town attorney, James Saladino, to serve under the same terms and conditions as Mr. Kozakiewicz. At the meeting, the board also accepted the resignation of deputy town attorney Harold Stuerwald.

Legislative secretary named

David Cullen, a former assistant to Supervisor Phil Cardinale, was appointed part-time legislative secretary in the town supervisor’s office, to serve at an annual salary of $40,000, plus benefits.

ZBA members sought

The town is seeking individuals interested in serving on its Zoning Board of Appeals. Letters of interest and resumes should be sent to Town Clerk Diane Wilhelm by Feb. 8.


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