UPDATE: A series of September meetings have been planned for residents of all the Hamlet areas of our town. See the "Your Opinion?" section on the right and click on the link below to download the TOR Press Release and files in pdf format.
We will continue contact with Planning Dept and Town Board which should include the visions of the residents of the Town's Hamlets listed below, we believe is necessary to ensure broad public input during plan update.
• Baiting Hollow
• Downtown Riverhead
• Riverhead (outside Downtown)
• South Jamesport
• Wading River
Also, remember to visit the Town of Riverhead Comprehensive Plan website, take the survey and add your comments on the interactive map.
There is still no response from the Town on our 2/5/21 letter regarding the new Comprehensive Master Plan for Riverhead. Similar letters have now been sent to the Town from the Group for the East End and from the Greater Jamesport Civic. After much discussion, we agreed that the next step towards obtaining more citizen input to the Comp Plan update, should be the "Focus Group" approach, with each of the Civics. The first focus group will be created with the Sound Park Heights civic. Others will follow soon. In addition, we discussed finding more of our fellow Civic Associations and bringing them into the discussion.
A recent letter was sent to the Town Board, that outlined a structure for the proposed Plan which should include the visions of the residents who will have to live with the decisions made by the Central Advisory Committee and Town leadership.
The CAC must take in consideration that the community greatly values their natural environment, open spaces and agricultural areas. Residents know that one LI town after another has been transformed by over-development over the years, and there is no reason to believe it won't happen here as well, unless we band together in the belief we have the right to determine the future of our community.
Since its inception, the RNPC has been staunch advocates for preserving the quality of life, the area's rural character and the protection of the water resources, agricultural areas and historical sites.
The Greater Jamesport Civic Association leadership has prepared a comprehensive survey that was sent to residents in the GJCA. A copy of the survey was sent to each member of the RNPC Board for review and feedback. Once there is general agreement, each Board member will share with their respective memberships. The Civic Associations will provide valuable, coordinated and informed input to the development of the Town's updated Comprehensive Master Plan.
The RNPC has advocated for the visions of the residents of the
town's hamlets to be included in planning of the update of the TOR Comprehensive Plan.
Consider attending the meeting that concerns the Hamlet where you reside, and asking your neighbors to join you as well. We believe it is necessary for a large turnout of residents to ensure broad public input during plan update.
Voice your opinion on what is needed in your area and what you and your neighbors envision for your area.
Click the link below for the Press Release and the Comprehensive Plan update information regarding the date of the upcoming public meeting for your area:
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