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I am thankful to be nominated by the Riverhead Republicans for a second term as Town Supervisor

The 2021 Republican Slate: 

With Town Council candidate Bob Kerns, Councilman Kenneth Rothwell, Assessor Lavern Tennenberg & Highway Supervisor candidate Mike 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 the acting School Superintendent Christine Tona 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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