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PO Box 1279

Riverhead, NY 11901

 

 

 Moody's upgraded the Town of Riverhead's bond rating from Aa3 to Aa2 rating. First upgrade since 2008. A significant sign of fiscal stability.  

 

 

 

I am honored to be nominated by Dan’s Newspaper, "2021 PowerList of the East End", which recognized the most influential movers and shakers of the North and South Forks, for their continued commitment, impact and influence on the East End.

Riverhead is on the map and moving forward. 

 

One of the great summertime events is the Jamesport Fire Department Parade, thank you to all the Fire Personnel and EMS who kept us safe especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic   

 

 

 

I had the honor to renamed Marcy Ave - Ziggy's Way after the Zbigniew “Ziggy” Wilinski, a pillar of Polish Town and the Riverhead community. 

 

 

 

Finally, after 20 years of trying under previous supervisors, Island Water will open in the fall. The state of the art park, will generate jobs, grow the local economy and make Riverhead, a year round destination

Video featured on Fox Five New York 

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New water park coming to LI (fox5ny.com)

 

New York Post Article.

 

Smaller version of Disney’: Mega-waterpark set to open on Long Island

By Jackie Salo July 14, 2021 | 4:21pm | 

The Island Water Park will open this fall in Riverhead, Long Island.

 

  

Credit: Image Broker/ Alamy

A giant water park with indoor surfing, rock climbing and something called the “Ninja Warrior” obstacle course is slated to open on Long Island by late fall.

The Island Water Park in the town of Riverhead is “going to be a smaller version of Disney,” Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar told The Post on Wednesday.

“It’s going to be family-friendly entertainment at all skill levels. It’s going to be a year-round destination,” she said.

The Island Water Park will feature attractions such as indoor surfing, rock climbing and an obstacle course.

 Aguiar said the attraction will also being creating partnerships with the community and “sourcing local businesses to utilize.”

“It’s going to create over 500 employment opportunities. They’re going to provide a symbiotic relationship with our business, the hotels, the restaurants and student interns,” she said.

Riverhead Councilman Frank Beyrodt Jr. said the “state-of-the-art” facility will draw more tourists out East.

Riverhead Councilman Frank Beyrodt said the water park is “going to be an economic multiplier

 “It has a tremendous economic impact. It’s going to be an economic multiplier for the town of Riverhead that we are embracing,” Beyrodt Jr. told The Post.

“It was the brainchild of Eric Scott and what a visionary to think of something like that.”

The park, which will also feature electric bumper boats with water cannons as well as a manmade lake, could be ready to welcome guests by late fall.

The attraction has been more than 20 years in the making, with Scott first setting his eyes on a site near the town’s former landfill in 1998 before construction obstacles led him to sell the property.

This time around, it is slated for a 42.5-acre site on Middle Country Road in Calverton.

“It’s got a little of everything. And out here, there’s nothing for kids to do, so this is going to be groundbreaking for kids on Long Island,” Scott, president of Island Water Park, told the newspaper.

“All we have is baseball fields and football fields. This is going to be surfboarding and Ninja Warrior parks.”

 

https://nypost.com/2021/07/14/new-water-park-could-come-to-long-island-by-fall/

 

 

Statement on Marijuana Legislation  -  July 7, 2021

 

We do not need Marijuana in the Town of Riverhead!

 

I fully support medical marijuana, as many people do. This is not the issue here. There are many questions with no answers or guidance from NYS regarding this new legislation. Unfortunately, there are way too many unknowns here at the moment. There is no indication of the resources being provided to our law enforcement to safeguard our roads and residents. I spoke with many police departments, including, the NYC and Suffolk Police Departments, including our own Police Department. They are not against the use, they are against the legislation due to the lack of ability to safeguard the public.

I am extremely concern with the issuance of State delivery licenses. It is not clear to me where deliveries may take place or what controls are in place for businesses, private homes, government buildings, or locations where children are present.  I know a colleague of who put on sunglasses and a hat and entered a smoke shop. He asked to purchase the candy known as gummies. He was sold the candy laced with Marijuana. It is very obvious, the bag of candy he purchased was marketed young children. This should be concerning for all parents!

I would have liked to bring this matter to a public vote or at a minimum pursued the option of opting out, until we have created the public safeguards that are needed for detection and control.  Further, I am not sure on the monetary front we many receive, which is very dubious at the moment.

I do not believe I should be pursuing the state taxes, when people are now permitted to grow marijuana in their own homes, or it may be purchase at Indian reservations, again, tax free. This may have been a carrot presented to me. I am sorry, I am not biting. My decision should not be about money that will be offered, it is about safety, prevention, control and proper designation of locations.  

We also have two other options here:

1)To opt out of the legislation (which means to no allow it at this time) and correct some of these concerns. Thereafter, and opt back into it (allow can café use when we are better prepared). I do not see the hurry here?  

2) We could have also put this action up for a permissive referendum, and bring the issue to all Riverhead voters. 

These two options would have been a better approach in my opinion.

Last week, I wrote to the Governor, requesting answers to 10 questions of concern. I hope to receive a response in the near future. Regardless, marijuana use does not belong in Downtown Riverhead or anywhere near our new Town Square!

I respect my colleague’s vote to allow marijuana retail and café use at this time. However, I vote yes to delay the decision and hold off on Marijuana retail and café use, until our community is able to comprehensively explore the entire issue.  

 

    

 

 

At the Grand Opening of the Lidl Supermarket in Riverhead on June 30, 2021.   Great to see another store open up in the town.

 

 

Finally, we are moving away from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
To all our residents, this day has been a long time coming. I believe, I speak for everyone when I say, it could have not arrived soon enough.

 

 

I wish to thank Mark Alhadeff and the all the members of Boy Scout Troop 442 from New York City on their cleanup of Reeves Beach on Sunday June 6, 2021. 

 

Thank you for all support Drag Racing is back on Long Island.

This family friendly event will bring together the Residents of Riverhead. 

 

May be an image of text that says 'NHRA Race Track, Not Street A0 DRAG RACING SERIES AT EPCAL RIVERHEAD. ISLAND'

 

Riverhead town board gives green light to drag racing events on EPCAL property | Newsday

  

 

 

 

"Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation  great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom.”-
 
Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen

 

 

A major step in creating a new Town Square in Riverhead 

 

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/town-square-riverhead-buildings-demolish-1.50250653

 

  

 

 

 

Long Island Abate

 

 

Attended the Long Island’s ABATE 11th Annual Motorcycle Awareness Ride, today at the Riverhead Elks Lodge #2044 with New York State Assembly members Jodi Giglio and Douglas Smith.

ABATE (American Bikers for Awareness, Training & Education) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization located on Long Island that helps to promote Bike Safety, lobby for motorcyclist’s rights, and raises money for local Veteran Organizations.

I was happy to meet the members of ABATE and thank you to President Chris Beckhans for all your efforts.

 Many our residents are lighting up lanterns to support our senior class.

Congratulations Riverhead High School Class of 2021!

Best of Luck in all your future endeavors.

 

 

 

 Please join me at my Re-Elect Campaign Kickoff 

Thursday May 20, 2021  5:30pm-7:30pm

The Birchwood at Polish Town

 

 

The Riverhead Republican Campaign Kickoff

 

Last Friday, I had the honor of meeting the great citizens of Riverhead at the Riverhead Republican Campaign Kickoff.

Our traditional & moral values are under constant attack. Our hard working citizens face enormous financial press due to rising taxes to fund giveaway programs by the state and federal governments.

I recognize the importance of faith, family, education and hard work. I support the police and against any political pressure to defund our law enforcement.  

 

 

 

 

With the family members of PFC. Garfield Langhorn and   

Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs at the Honoring the Hometown Heroes Ceremony.

Thank you to the Riverhead Veterans' Advisory Committee and Councilman Rothwell for all your efforts.   

 

Thank you Lieutenant Rick Boden for your 35 years of faithful service to the Riverhead Police Department. 

 

 

Please check out the article in Dan's Paper

 

https://www.danspapers.com/2021/04/high-profile-yvette-aguiar/

 

 

Great turnout for The Riverhead litter cleanup.

Thank you Riverhead ROTC, the Boy and Girl Scouts

and all who volunteered.

  

PRESS CONFERENCE - Town of Riverhead Announces Release of RFQ to Foster Redevelopment of Riverhead Train Station

Click here for Press Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2021 Contact: Devon Higgins, Deputy Supervisor, Town of Riverhead-- 631-727-3200 Ext. 252

Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said the revitalization of downtown Riverhead is taking another significant step forward with the promotion of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to foster the development of a Transportation Oriented Development (TOD) project.

“The creation of a Transportation Oriented Development at the Riverhead Railroad station will vastly increase public transportation options to live, work and play in downtown Riverhead and beyond,” Supervisor Aguiar said. Riverhead was awarded New York State grant funding several years ago to create the plan, adopt new zoning and issue an RFQ for a developer for the project. “The plan, in part, involves the Town leveraging the train station surface parking lot for a new mixed use TOD development that we are confident will transform this long blighted area,”

Community Development Director Dawn Thomas said. Aguiar praised the entire Town Board for once again advancing downtown revitalization forward despite the 2020 pandemic. “Riverhead’s government has been united in its intent to move redevelopment goals forward,” she said. “Combined with the Town Square, the TOD will transform the downtown business district into a thriving regional hub that offers an attractive venue for people to live, work and play here in Riverhead.”

Supervisor Aguiar expressed her appreciation to New York State and Suffolk County for being enthusiastic financial supporters of the revitalization of Downtown Riverhead. “The Town of Riverhead is entering a period of unprecedented economic renaissance,” she said. “We have not seen this level of positive interest from the private sector, the community, as well as support from all levels of government in at least 20 years. In closing, I want to thank the entire Town Board for working cooperatively towards our mutual goal of seeing a fully revitalized 

 

 

Recently, the Town of Riverhead lost a Icon.

Ziggy, You will be missed but never forgotten.

 

 

 

https://riverheadlocal.com/2021/03/05/riverhead-covid-19-vaccination-site-opens/

 

I have been advocating for a COVID-19 vaccination distribution site at our senior center. 

Finally, after many attempts, New York State released 1,000 vaccines for distribution at our Senior center. Thereafter, I petitioned the County and was able to obtain an additional 500 vaccinations. 

 

I am thankful to the Governor's office and the County Executive for hearing my pleas.

  

Thank you Councilman Rothwell for your assistance and working with our office to pre-register our seniors.  

I am thankful to have been nominated by the Riverhead Republicans and the Conservative party as their candidate for Riverhead Town Supervisor.

The 2021 Republican Slate: 

Councilman Kenneth Rothwell, Candidate for Councilman Robert Kerns, Tax Assessor Lavern Tennenberg and Highway Superintendent candidate Michael Zaleski

 

 

I was honored to see the intensity of confidence displayed by our community. Most certainly, it was reflected at the November 5th election.

I walked and I talked personally to my entire community. I spoke to anyone who would listen to me, thousands of residents, local businesses, religious and civic organizations. I heard my community loud and clear.


While, election victory is a great honor. Today, I working every day to address the complex issues such as COVID-19, the budget, revitalizing downtown, over crowded housing, keeping our water district and obtaining additional funding for our town and school district.  I thank the community for having faith in me. I am aware there are some bridges to be built and promises to be kept. Rest assured, I will represent the entire Riverhead Community.

 
In keeping with Abraham Lincoln’s Mantra, you serve the people best, when you serve them first. I will serve Riverhead Residents first

Thank you,

Yvette

 

 The 2021 State of the Town Address 

 

 Yvette Aguiar, Supervisor, Town of Riverhead, delivers the State of the Town address at Riverhead Town Hall on February 8.

 I was honored to see the intensity of confidence displayed by our community. Most certainly, it was reflected at the November 5th election.

I walked and I talked personally to my entire community. I spoke to anyone who would listen to me, thousands of residents, local businesses, religious and civic organizations. I heard my community loud and clear.

 
While, election victory is a great honor. Today, I working every day to address the complex issues such as COVID-19, the budget, revitalizing downtown, Over Crowded housing, keeping our water district and obtaining additional funding for our town and school district.  I thank the community for having faith in me. I am aware there are some bridges to be built and promises to be kept. Rest assured, I will represent the entire Riverhead Community.
In keeping with Abraham Lincoln’s Mantra, you serve the people best, when you serve them first. I will serve Riverhead Residents first

Thank you,

Yvette

 

 

My First STATE OF THE TOWN SPEECH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Hank Russell

Mobile: (516) 983-3890

Work: (631) 207-1057 ext. 112

John Zaher (631) 207-1057 ext. 107

PRMG New York

 

February 8, 2021

 

Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar Delivers Annual State of the Town Address

Discusses How the Town Has Addressed and Overcame Many of the Challenges Posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

On February 8, Yvette Aguiar, Supervisor, Town of Riverhead, held her State of the Town address at Riverhead Town Hall. She talked about her administration’s challenges during her first year in office, how the Town worked to overcome those challenges and mitigate the effects of Hurricane Isaias and the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

She went on to outline other initiatives over the past year to move the Town forward, despite the pandemic’s impact. Her administration worked on efforts to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the Town residents and its finances and made important investments in public safety. “At a time when people were scared and confused, with limited movement and resources, we worked to protect our residents and helped those most in need,” she said.

 

To help these communities, the Town worked to provide shelter for the homeless and partnered with the county to supply emergency food deliveries to homebound residents and families in need.

 

“The pandemic has had its greatest impact on the Town’s children and seniors,” Supervisor Aguiar said. “Very often, our seniors found it difficult to access food, healthcare and other essential services.”

 

Under her leadership, the Town created the Riverhead SAFE (Senior Assistance for Essentials) program, which delivered food, medications and supplies to older residents and enhanced its Senior Meals on Wheels program. Supervisor Aguiar announced that, starting next week, the Town will launch an outreach program to assist seniors with transportation to and from Riverhead vaccination sites. Future plans include an expansion of the Town’s Senior Home Improvement program.

 

The pandemic also impacted the town’s finances, with a $1.8 million reduction in building application fees, State and County aid and Justice Court revenues in the General Fund. To mitigate these losses, Supervisor Aguiar’s administration reduced spending by 1.14%. She renegotiated the 2018 contracts for the Town’s police officers and superior officers at a savings of $645,000 for 2021 and renegotiated a reduction in insurance cost for 2021 at $30,326. In addition, the Town was able to lower its debt by $9.68 million.

 

“We cut non-essential spending, placed promotions on hold and limited new hires, while maintaining the services taxpayers expect and deserve,” Supervisor Aguiar said. “The lower debt will reduce financing costs, helping to put the Town on better, long-term footing.”

 

Supervisor Aguiar also addressed the topic of illegal overcrowding and its impact on schools. Upon taking office, she commenced five Supreme Court actions and adjusted the hours for Code Enforcement. However, these actions, and other initiatives to reduce illegal, overcrowded housing, were put on hold by the governor’s eviction moratorium, which will be in effect until May 31.

 

“This will continue to be a priority of my administration,” Supervisor Aguiar said of the overcrowding crisis. “We will also work to enhance the availability of legal workforce housing for our Town’s residents.”

 

On environmental issues, Supervisor Aguiar said she will work to protect the residents of Manorville and those living east of the Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL), who are threatened by contaminants in the drinking water. “These residents deserve clean and safe water now. I will continue to champion with Federal, State and Local officials to supply the necessary water as quickly as possible,” she said.

 

On the issues of downtown revitalization and economic development, the supervisor announced that the Pattern Book has been completed and adopted and will be used as a guide for the ongoing revitalization of Riverhead’s downtown. These include the addition of nationally recognized chain stores and shops, the purchase of the old Sweezey’s building by the Long Island Science Museum and the scheduled fall opening of the Island Water Park, an interactive family-friendly amusement center featuring an indoor surf pool, restaurant and café. Thanks in part to an $800,000 grant received by the Community Development Agency, the Town will create a Town Square on the Peconic Riverwalk.

 

“We as a Town will navigate and successfully tackle any future challenges presented to us,” Supervisor Aguiar said. “I am confident we will emerge from the current State of Emergency as a greater, smarter and more cohesive community, dedicated to building a better future for our residents.”

 

 

  On the Subject of Code Enforcement

The COVID-19 pandemic has effected the town's effort on overcrowded housing complaints. Five Supreme Court actions have been commenced, the amount of summons issues has increased and the hours for Code Enforcement have been adjusted. However, these actions, and other initiatives to reduce illegal, overcrowded housing, were put on hold by the governor’s eviction moratorium, which will remain in effect until May 31.

I have opened a line of communication with School Superintendent and the Board of Education in an effort to increase school funding from the state and address other areas of concern. Our children are the future of Riverhead. 

A united community demands public water in area near former Grumman site — but Navy shows no sign of budging

https://riverheadlocal.com/2021/01/25/a-united-community-demands-public-water-in-area-near-former-grumman-site-but-navy-shows-no-sign-of-budging/

 

 Please read the article in Dan's paper.

 

 https://www.danspapers.com/2020/11/victorias-diary-remember-her-name/?fbclid=IwAR2YE0MunsYUS9ASjl0wBvL2o8ln25ITeqcLWvmROmtxnu2ptRlMR_1zFdA

 

Thank you for all our veterans, who risked their lives to safeguard our American way of life. 

https://riverheadnewsreview.timesreview.com/2020/11/102867/honoring-those-who-served-in-riverhead-at-annual-veterans-day-ceremony/

 

 

Newsday 12/31/2019

Supervisor-elects in Riverhead, Hempstead anxious to start agendas

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/supervisors-oath-inauguration-1.40126541

 

Election night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4UcA83--t4 

PROTECTING OUR QUALITY OF LIFE: Welcome to my website. Please support me on my journey to becoming the next Riverhead Supervisor. My platform is based on moving our town forward, fighting for fiscal stability, downtown revitalization, maintaining our youth in our hometown through employment opportunities, increased and proactive code enforcement, lower taxes, reducing overcrowding in our schools, supporting our police, fire, EMS, farmers, teachers, and true transparency in government, moderately priced homes, saving our farmland and the 1000 of protected acres in EPCAL.

 

   

I support a movie theater in Riverhead

https://riverheadlocal.com/2019/06/27/riverhead-can-support-a-movie-theater-supervisor-needs-to-do-more/

  

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