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Suffolk legislators to hold committee meetings in Riverhead this week

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The Suffolk County Legislature will hold its committee meetings in Riverhead this week in advance of its general meeting at the Evans K. Griffing County Center June 19.

The legislature has held committee meetings in Riverhead in the week before a Riverhead general meeting since 2016, a practice initiated at the motion of Legis. Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue).

Here’s the committee schedule line-up, with pertinent highlights and links to published agendas, when available.

Monday June 11

Environment & Planning Committee (10:30 a.m.)
The committee will consider a resolution authorizing the acquisition of development rights on the 91.5 acre Baiting Hollow Farm, located at 2607 Sound Avenue for $4,483,500. The acquisition cost will be paid from the Suffolk County Drinking Water Protection Fund, which was established and is funded by quarter-percent sales tax revenues.

The committee will also consider a resolution authorizing the appraisal of Roy Don Farms at 251 Twomey Avenue in Calverton.

See full meeting agenda.

Public Works, Transportation and Energy Committee (2 p.m.)
The committee will consider a resolution to “improve the red light camera program.”

It will also consider a resolution authorizing the sale of four surplus county paratransit buses to the LGBT Network.

See full meeting agenda.

Tuesday June 12

Budget and Finance Committee (10:30 a.m.)
The committee will consider a charter law to limit county fee increases to 2 percent per year.

It will also consider a local law to establish a taxpayers’ protection task force to study a response to the federal income tax code’s new $10,000 cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes, which goes into effect in 2019.

See full meeting agenda.

Education and Human Services Committee (12:30 p.m.)
Social Services Commissioner John O’Neill and Probation Department chief planner Dr. Robert Marmo will make a presentation on the work being done in the PINS program and through Alternatives for Youth.

See full meeting agenda.

The Veterans Committee meeting, normally held Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. , has been canceled.

Wednesday, June 13

Government Operations Committee (10 a.m.)
The committee will consider a local law to improve contracting and payment rules for contract agencies.

It will also consider authorizing a two-year extension for the development of six parcels of land transferred pursuant to the 72-h Affordable Housing Program to the Town of Islip.

Also on the agenda: a resolution updating the standard work day and reporting for elected officials.

See full meeting agenda.

Parks and Recreation Committee (12:30 p.m.)
No agenda published as of June 10.

Economic Development Committee (2 p.m.)
The committee will consider a resolution to adopt a local law to clarify the county’s Hotel/Motel Tax Law pertaining to the allocation of tax revenues.

See full meeting agenda.

Thursday, June 14

Public Safety Committee (10:30 a.m.)
The committee will consider adopting a local law to provide legislative oversight of asset forfeiture funds.

It will also consider a local law to enhance regulation of outdoor pet restraints.

It will consider a bond resolution authorizing the issuance of $150,000 in bonds to finance planning costs associated with the construction of a new police canine headquarters and student training facility with a kennel.

See full meeting agenda.

Ways and Means Committee (12:30 p.m.)

The committee will consider a resolution directing the issuance of a Request
for Expressions of Interest for the BOMARC property in Westhampton.

It will also consider a resolution adopting a local law to require installation of advanced wastewater treatment systems at auctioned parcels.

Also on the agenda: resolutions directing the sale of six properties acquired by the county by tax deed.

See full meeting agenda.

Health Committee (2 p.m.)
No agenda published as of June 10.

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