Riverhead, highway department come to an agreement on leaf pickup
On Long Island, Riverhead Town and its Highway Department have reached an agreement on a leaf pickup service for residents.
After a bit of a delay, the Town Board voted to transfer over $194,000 from its general fund to the highway department to take care of the leaf collection.
Pickup has been a point of contention between the town and the department for a few years.
Earlier this month, the highway department said they would not be responsible for the leaves without the town covering the estimated $220,000 cost of service. They were only given $25,000 to work with.
According to the board’s liaison with the department, next year’s town budget has accounted for a similar transfer.