About Riverhead IDA: History
The Town of Riverhead Industrial Development Agency was created and established in 1980 by an act of the State of New York, and requested by the Riverhead Town Board.
General Municipal Law
* § 925-p. Town of Riverhead Industrial Development Agency.
For the benefit of the town of Riverhead and the inhabitants thereof, an industrial development agency, to be known as the TOWN OF RIVERHEAD INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, is hereby established for the accomplishment of any or all of the purposes specified in title one of article eighteen-A of this chapter. It shall constitute a body corporate and politic, and be perpetual in duration. It shall have the powers and duties now or hereafter conferred by title one of article eighteen-A of this chapter upon industrial development agencies and provided that the exercise of the powers by such agency with respect to the acquisition of real property whether by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, shall be limited to the corporate limits of the town of Riverhead, and such agency shall take into consideration the local zoning and planning regulations as well as the regional and local comprehensive land use plans. It shall be organized in a manner prescribed by and be subject to the provisions of title one of article eighteen-A of this chapter. Its members shall be appointed by the governing body of the town of Riverhead. The agency, its members, officers and employees and its operations and activities shall in all respects be governed by the provisions of title one of article eighteen-A of this chapter.
* NB There are 2 § 925-p's