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Day Off; Tussle on the Turf; Fiber: Rye City Council Agenda for Wednesday, June 14, 2023

(PHOTO: Nursery Field on Milton Avenue, part of Rye Recreation. 2021 file photo. Credit: Matt Capaldi.)
(PHOTO: Nursery Field on Milton Avenue, part of Rye Recreation. 2021 file photo. Credit: Matt Capaldi.)

The city council’s agenda for its meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 is out. The meeting will be held in-person at Rye City Hall.

The meeting will also be aired on Cablevision Channel 75 and Verizon Channel 39. We’ll also see you on the Internet (live and archive).

Residents may email comments regarding the public hearing to: [email protected]. All comments must be received by 4:00 pm on the day of the meeting. The subject of the email should reference the hearing topic. Please include your name and address.

Formal office hours of the Mayor and other officials have been suspended. The Council will convene at 5:30pm and will adjourn into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation, personnel matters, and pending contracts.

Let’s check the batting order and highlights from the 13 agenda items.

  • All Red. Consideration of proposed policies for the City of Rye Fire Department:
    • Policy 906 – Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau Inspections
    • Policy 907 – Division of Safety and Health Notification of Illness, Injury or Death
    • Policy 1010 – Driver License Requirements
    • Policy 1011 – Reporting for Duty
    • Policy 1029 – Uniform Regulations
    • Policy 1030 – Badges
    • Policy 1031 – Identification Cards
  • Take the Day Off. Open a public hearing to adopt a new local law amending Chapter 1-12, “Definitions” under “General Provisions,” to add a definition for “holiday,” and create a uniform use of the word “holiday” throughout the City Code of the City of Rye by also amending “Telecommunications,” §185-4, and “Vehicles and Traffic” §191-38.1, §191-42, §191-46.
  • Tussle on the Turf. Continued Public Discussion and Possible Consideration of City Council Resolution Re-Stating its role as Lead Agency and Directing City Staff and Consultants to Prepare the necessary SEQRA and other documentation for the City Council’s Consideration in Connection with the Construction of a Turf Field at Nursery Field [Please click here for links to information and prior discussions as provided by the City.]
  • Open Mic. Members of the public may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.
  • Stopping Traffic at School. Consideration to set a public hearing for July 12, 2023, to amend Chapter 191, Article III “Parking Regulations” of the Code of the City of Rye, by amending § 191-21 “Parking, Standing or Stopping.” to prohibit parking, standing or stopping from 100 ft North of Parsons Street to the entrance of Old Post Road on the west side of Boston Post Road.
  • AT&T Says Fiber is Good for You. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into a Right-of-Way and Corridor Agreement between the City of Rye and TC Systems, Inc to grant permission for TC Systems to utilize public rights-of-way within the geographic boundaries of the City, to construct, maintain and operate fiber optic cable and related necessary equipment.
  • Slam Dunk. Resolution consenting to the re-appointment of Mr. Bart DiNardo to the Emergency Medical Services Committee as the City of Rye community representative.
  • $2,600 for the Yutes. Authorization for City Manager to enter into an Inter-municipal Agreement with Westchester County for providing a Positive Youth Development Program.
  • Beds, Picnics, Food Trucks & Christmas Trees. CONSENT AGENDA
    • a) Consideration of a request from Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) Beds Charity to use the City Hall parking lot on Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm to build beds for children in need. Rain date would be Saturday, July 8, 2023.
    • b) Consideration of a request by Christ’s Church for use of the City streets (Rectory Street) on the following dates:
      • 6/11/23, 9:00am-1:00 pm – Annual Church Picnic (retroactive)
      • 9/10/23, 9:00am-1:00pm – Homecoming Church Picnic
      • 10/21/23, 8:00-5:00pm – CCNS Fall Family Day
      • 12/2/23-12/3/23, 8:00am-5:00pm – Annual Christ’s Church Christmas Tree Sale
      • 5/19/24, 9:00am-1:00pm – Pentecost Sunday Food Trucks
      • 6/2/24 – 9:00am-1:00pm – Annual Church Picnic

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 6:30pm.


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