The RNPC Blog concept was initiated on the RNPC website as an ongoing effort to increase participation by the member civics and promote outreach to residents and allow feedback and discussion from our fellow citizens. It includes all of the current topics we have identified so far. Everyone is asked to review the current website … Continue reading Communication and Outreach.
UPDATE 9/10/2021: Meetings regarding the update to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan have been scheduled on different dates for groups of the hamlet areas. Download the schedule for your area by clicking on the download button on the embedded pdf below. The meetings begin on September 13, 2021 and continuing through September. It is important to … Continue reading Comprehensive Master Plan.
Residents complain that it is very difficult for many citizens to participate in Town Hall Board Meetings and town decision-making on important issues that concern their community: Board meetings have been closed to many residents Some residents have not been allowed to speak or cut off before finishing their statement Residents’ letters citing major concerns … Continue reading Public Participation
If you are annoyed about the loud helicopter or other aircraft noise overhead, disrupting your days? The Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) needs to hear complaints from affected residents as the ERHC is responsible for planning the helicopter flight paths over the East End. Examples of the rapid growth of air traffic and aircraft noise … Continue reading Helicopter and Other Aircraft Noise
Our view regarding the CMA Mine application is that NYSDEC seems to be ignoring its own regulations and Town’s input/concerns. There has been no direct response to our recent letter to NYSDEC. The expectation had been that the ENB will contain any announcements about public comments and the NYSDEC responses to them. Now that that … Continue reading CMA Mine
We need more information on areas of groundwater contamination and the status of Town water supply capabilities. From the Riverhead Town website: The Riverhead Water District has been issued a deferral from the New York State Department of Health. When a public water system is issued a deferral, the water system agrees to schedule corrective … Continue reading Water Quality Issues
There are many types of solar installations, from private rooftop, to community solar, to electric company scale and there are some legal requirements for each. But solar power is in a state of flux that requires some thoughtful planning. A first draft of a “solar plan for Riverhead” will be prepared that will provide background … Continue reading Residential Rooftop Solar/Community Solar