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Town attorney, planner respond to criticism from former councilwoman on review of large solar project

After criticism from a former councilwoman a week ago, Riverhead officials defended their involvement in the state review of a 36-megawatt solar energy facility proposal, approved last month for a 275-acre site in Calverton.

Completion date for Riverhead comprehensive plan pushed back 16 months, to fall of 2022

The comprehensive land use plan, which was to have been completed by May 2021, but was delayed by COVID, now has a target completion date of fall 2022, according to the town's chief planner, Jefferson Murphree.

Riverhead ethics board clears town planner in complaint by civic group

In an opinion dated April 30, the Riverhead Board of Ethics said it found no evidence that Riverhead planning and building administrator Jefferson Murphree violated either the towns ethics code or his employment contract by working as a consultant for a developer of a site on the traffic circle in Riverside.

Civic group files ethics complaint against Riverhead planning official

The Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association has filed an ethics complaint against Riverhead planning and building administrator Jefferson Murphree in connection with his private consulting work for a developer seeking permits to build a gas station and convenience store on the Riverside traffic circle just across the town line in downtown Riverhead.

Civic leader complains about town planning administrator’s side gig

A civic leader is questioning Riverhead building and planning administrator Jefferson Murphree's outside consulting work.Vince Taldone told the Riverhead Town Board today he believe's Murphree's work for a developer in Riverside is a conflict of interest.

Public outreach for Riverhead comprehensive plan update to begin next month

The town and its planning consultants will launch an online community survey and begin holding hamlet meetings (via Zoom) in March.