Rye City Clerk Susan A. Morison has published the minutes from the January 2, 2008 Rye City Council meeting.
Here are a few of the highlights:
Rye Mayor Steve Otis presented his Annual Message
City Engineer George Mottarella updated council on Westchester’s recycling policy. The county is starting a crackdown to enforce source separation of recycling materials. Rye will be fined $275 per truckload of garbage found to contain recyclables. The good news is Rye is the #1 city in Westchester for recycling participation. Keep up the good work and keep separating your recyclables!
Henry King, resident of 76 Coolidge Avenue and a watchdog for issues surrounding the Beaver Swamp Brook, was on hand to introduce himself to the council freshmen.
Appointments were made or deferred to various boards and commissions.
Councilman Matt Cunningham inquired about the (long overdue) STOP sign policy. Assistant City Manager Scott Pickup said based on some new rules issues by the feds, a new version would be distributed soon for council consideration.
Councilman Andy Ball inquired about the ongoing prospect of installing ball fields across from Rye Country Day School on land owned by The New York State Thruway Authority. Some appraisals are underway and the package to complete the transfer of this land to the City for recreational use can be ready by April.
Mayor Otis nominated Richard Runes to be City Court Judge. City Council members voted in favor with the exception of Councilman Sack who voted against the nomination.