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Public hearing: Extension of Facilities of the Riverhead Water District for the Suffolk Theatre Addition

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Event date: Jul 06, 2023

Order Calling for Public Hearing Regarding a Capital Improvement for the Extension of Facilities of the Riverhead Water District for the Suffolk Theatre Addition, for a Lateral Water Main Extension at the Property Known as SCTM District 0600, Section 129, Block 01, Lot 8.4, 118 East Main Street Riverhead, New York

Councilman Beyrodt Jr. offered the following resolution,

which was seconded by Councilman Rothwell

WHEREAS, a petition has been filed by the owner of the Suffolk Theatre, a site located and designated as District 0600, Section 129, Block 01, Lot 8.4 on the Suffolk County Tax Map (hereinafter the “Property”), which is currently occupied by an existing theatre building of approximately 11,462 square feet, which is to remain. The existing theater is currently provided domestic water and fire sprinkler protection from the District via existing 2” and 6” services emanating from East Main Street. These services are to remain and will continue to service the existing building. The proposed addition will consist of 33,858 square feet (sf) six level addition to the north side of the existing theater. The addition will consist of a stage level expansion with dressing rooms on the ground floor, a commercial level and four levels of residential units. The Developer proposes a new 4” domestic and 6” fire sprinkler service emanating from an existing 6” water main to the rear of the existing theatre.  The owner is requesting that the proposed addition and development at the Property be served by the Riverhead Water District; and 

WHEREAS, the proposed facility is located within the existing boundaries of the Riverhead Water District; and 

WHEREAS, a map and plan dated January 2023 has been prepared by H2M, consulting engineers to the Riverhead Water District, detailing the necessary measures and costs associated with extending the Riverhead Water District facilities to service the subdivision and the development site and proposed residences; and 

WHEREAS, the map and plan are available for review and inspection at the Office of the Riverhead Town Clerk, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York, during normal business hours; and  

WHEREAS, said map and plan call for approximately 800 feet of new 8” water main to be required across the Municipal Parking Area from Roanoke Avenue to East Avenue and two new hydrants to replace existing facilities will be installed.  The new building will be provided a 4” domestic water and 6” fire sprinkler service from the proposed water main, and 

WHEREAS, the cost to extend these proposed facilities and the implementation of the replacement of the aged infrastructure for which the proposed services are to connect to, at a total estimated project cost of $381,000 with the in-kind replacement being the responsibility of the developer of the Suffolk Theatre Addition at an estimated cost of $374,000 and the Water District responsible for all costs associated with the upgrade of the new water main from 6 to 8-inch at an estimated cost of $7,000. These costs also include engineering, permitting, construction observation, legal, administration and contingencies, excluding District Key Money Fees; and 

WHEREAS, the addition is subject to Key Money Fees to be paid by the petitioner/owner. The Key Money Fees to be calculated based on the projected water usage of the building at $9.10 per gallon using the Riverhead Water District Key Money Assessment Method. Based on a projected water usage of 4,904 gpd, the Key Money Assessment for this development is $44,626.40; and 

WHEREAS, the Town Board desires to call a public hearing on the adoption of a final order concerning the petition.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk be and is hereby authorized to publish and post a Notice of Public Hearing to be held on the 6thth day of July, 2023 at 2:10 p.m. at the Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York, to hear all interested persons with regard to the adoption of a final order concerning the petition to for water main extension as described in the preambles hereto to provide water service to the proposed development by the Suffolk Theatre located at District 0600, Section 129, Block 01, Lot 8.4 on the Suffolk County Tax Map, Riverhead, New York, at the costs to the owner/petitioner and the District as indicated above, and the payment of Key Money by the owner/petitioner pursuant to the Riverhead Town Code; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk be and is hereby authorized to publish and post a copy of this resolution in full in the June 29, 2023 edition of The News Review; and be it further   

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all Town Hall Departments may review and obtain a copy of this resolution from the electronic storage device and if needed, a certified copy of same may be obtained from the Office of the Town Clerk.