Loose leaf pickup program to continue in Riverhead indefinitely, after state comptroller’s opinion resolves conflict over funding
Loose leaf pickup will continue in Riverhead Town indefinitely under an agreement authorized by the Town Board at its meeting Tuesday.
Friday’s snowstorm, while not a major snow event, was enough to complicate things mightily for the Riverhead Highway Department and its newly installed superintendent.
The Riverhead Town Board will “direct and require” Highway Superintendent George Woodson to perform loose leaf pickup this year in a resolution to be acted on during a special town board meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m., according to a meeting notice posted on the town's website today.
A standoff remains between the town highway superintendent and the town board over loose leaf pickup in Riverhead.
In this letter, Wading River resident Steven Marcus asks about the fate of Riverhead's loose leaves pickup service.
Leaves may be falling but the fate of loose leaf pickup in Riverhead is still up in the air. Highway Superintendent George Woodson has been seeking to end the highway department's loose leaf pickup in Riverhead for more than a decade.
Riverhead’s loose-leaf pickup service may soon be a thing of the past, forcing homeowners to find alternatives to the free service historically provided by the town highway department.