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Town board wrap-up: Jan. 4, 2017

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In the first meeting of the new year, the Riverhead Town Board took care of its annual organizational tasks yesterday, setting salaries and fees, making appointments, designating banks as depositories and other housekeeping tasks.

The board also held a public hearing on the consolidation of the functions of planning and building department officials into one post, which is currently held by Jefferson Murphree. There were no public comments.

Town board members yesterday:

•  set annual salaries of elected officials as follows:Supervisor Sean Walter, $115,148.00

Town Clerk Diane Wilhelm, $83,846.00
Highway Supt. George Woodson, $94,803.00
Town Justice Lori Hulse, $84,571.00
Town Justice Allen Smith, $84,571.00
Chairperson of board of assessors Leverne Tennenberg, $94,656.00
Assessor Mason Haas, $83,846.00
Assessor Paul Leszczynski, $83,846.00
Receiver of Taxes Laurie Zaneski, $80,616.00
Councilman John Dunleavy, $48,955.00
Councilman Timothy Hubbard, $48,955.00
Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, $47,598.00
Councilwoman James Wooten, $48,955.00

Giglio has declined to take a pay raise the town board approved for its members as of 2013.

•  set annual salaries for appointed officials as follows:

planning board members, $9,000
planning board chairperson, $12,000
planning board vice-chairperson, $9750
zoning board members, $6,000
zoning board chairperson, $8,000
architectural review board members, $2,500
board of assessment review members, $1,000
conservation advisory council members, $770

•  reappointed Richard O’Dea to the planning board and Leroy Barnes to the zoning board of appeals;

appointed the Riverhead News-Review official newspaper;

•  appointed RiverheadLOCAL.com official online publication;

•  appointed Newsday, N.Y. Times and Community Journal as additional official newspapers;

•  designated Suffolk County National Bank, Capital One and Empire National Bank as official depositories;

•  awarded a contract to Terry Contracting & Materials Inc. for the demolition of a vacant home on Trout Brook Lane the town board determined to be an unsafe structure;

•  approved the excavation permit of Peconic Management Group for the Wellness Center at Ostrander, pursuant to a site plan approved by the planning board Dec. 15, with Giglio, who said, “I think this site plan approval is a mistake,” casting the sole no vote;

•  issued, pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, a determination of no significance on the site plan application of Peconic Bay Medical Center/Northwell Health for the construction of a three-story, 54,318-square-foot addition to the hospital on Roanoke Avenue;

•  banned parking on both sides Sound Avenue for 1,500 feet east of the intersection with Manor Lane. 2017_0104_Riverhead Town Board resolutions_Packet

Denise Civiletti
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