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Home Government Personnel Matter at City Council Special Meeting Tonight

Personnel Matter at City Council Special Meeting Tonight

The Rye City Council issued a notice calling for a special meeting of the council tonight, Monday, March 23rd at 8:00pm in the council room of City Hall. The meeting will be held in executive session "to discuss personnel matters and attorney client matters."

Item number 13 for this Wednesday's regular council meeting is a roll call vote on "Resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign an employment agreement with Francis J. Culross to serve as Acting City Manager" – perhaps tonight is related.

9 COMMENTS

  1. You couldn’t throw a dead cat without hitting a landscaping truck in Greenhaven last week. How many tons of fertilizer are put down each year in Greenhaven only to be washed into the Sound after the first rain. Phosphorus, Nitrogen and Potassium piling into the Sound all for the cause of a green lawn. I guess that’s why they call it Greenhaven. I also noticed the beautiful tudors that line the streets. How many of those houses are up to City building code? In most cases, they were built at the turn of the century. I also noticed a few propane barbeques on the back decks where children might play.

  2. Another secret meeting. Three secret meetings in a week. Mayor Otis and the Rye City Council are a joke when it comes to transparency and open government.

  3. I STILL WANT TO KNOW WHY WE ARE PAYING ALL THESE SALARIES FOR ONE POSITION!!!?????? AND HOW MUCH THOUGHT PROCESS HAS GONE INTO REHIRING MR.CURLOSS WHEN ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS PROMOTE SCOT PICKUP?
    COVERING SHEW’S ASS MR. PICKUP HAS DEFINITELY EARNED A SHOT. IF HE PROVES TO BE UNWORTHY OF THE POSITION THEN WE STILL HAVE THE OPTION OF MR.CURLOSS!!! MAYBE THERE IS SOMETHING YOU GUYS AREN’T TELLING US ABOUT MR.PICKUP?
    I KNOW THAT IT WOULD BE HARD PRESSED FOR SCOT TO REPLACE HIS 150,000 A YEAR SALARY IF HE WERE TO FEEL SLIGHTED & VOICED IT…IT JUST SEEMS LIKE A SLAP IN HIS FACE TO ME!

  4. Mr. Amico:

    Scott Pickup is damaged goods. He falls under the fruit of the poisonous tree.

    It appears to me that Pickup was complicit with all of Shew’s actions and inactions.

    As far as naming Mr. Culross as the interim City Manager, under the City Charter we can only have one City Manager at a time. Shew is technically still the City Manager. That necessitated Mr. Culross being named.

    The problem started when Otis hired Shew to begin with. Shew was so incompetent he needed an assistant and Mr. Culross. Blame Otis.

  5. Ray….I’m not a “mayor Otis supporter”…I wouldn’t know him if I bumped into him walking on the beach out on Hen Island….I’m like you; not even a Rye resident…….Don’t they have town hall meetings you could attend in the town in which you live?…

  6. Mr. Johnson,
    Although Purchase is my primary residence, Rye is my secondary residence. I happen to love Rye and especially Hen Island. If I had to make a choice, I think I would have to give up the 5 acres in Purchase for the 1000 square foot cottage on Hen Island. That is a pretty big statement. Unlike you I do consider myself a Rye resident. I pay taxes in both communities and expect the City of Rye to enforce the laws put in place to protect the citizens and my family. They are not doing that and you are supporting the non-enforcement efforts. To me that makes you a Mayor Otis supporter. You call it what you like. You and the Board of Directors for Hen Island (of which you wife is one of) are polluting the Long Island Sound and avoiding code enforcement on Hen Island for years. I can assure you, if the investigators should contact me they will discover this cover-up is much larger than just a few corrupt officials in Rye.

  7. Yet another closed door ‘secret’ meeting. This is a joke – and a bad one.

    Rye City is rapidly becoming the bad government punch line countywide.

    And unbelievably WE DESERVE IT!

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