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State of the City Address & More: Items on the Rye City Council Agenda for January 11, 2012

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(PICTURE: Rye City Hall by local artist Heather Patterson)

The city council's agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 is out. See you at 8:00pm in Council Chambers in City Hall. 

Meetings are also aired on Cablevision Channel 75 and Verizon Channel 39. We'll also see you on the Internet (live and archive). The office hours of the Mayor on will be held from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Mayor’s Conference Room. The Council will convene at 7:30 pm in Executive Session to discuss real estate matters.

Let's check the batting order and highlights from the 24 agenda items.

  • Our Little Union. The State of the City Address by the Mayor.
  • Seed Fund.Resolution to accept a donation from the Key Bank Foundation to the Rye Nature Center in the amount of $4,000.
  • Doug's Details. Mayor’s Management Report – Update on the Flood Mitigation Sluice Gate Project
  • Sweet Caroline-a Johnson. Discussion on a Resolution to establish a Flood Advisory Committee.
  • Come On Irene. Consideration to opt into legislative relief enacted by New York State granting tax relief to property owners whose properties were catastrophically impacted from Hurricane
    Irene/Tropical Storm Lee.
  • Open Mic. Residents may be heard who have matters to discuss that do not appear on the agenda. Always a crowd pleaser…
  • deputy Droop-a-Long. Appointment of the 2012 Deputy Mayor by the Mayor. Deputy Droop-a-Long
  • Patronage. Appointment of a Council Member as Trustee of the Police Pension Fund, by the Mayor with Council approval, for a one-year term; Designation of the City Council's Audit Committee by the Mayor; Designation of the City Council Liaisons by the Mayor.
  • Anachronism. What About An Official Web Site? Designation of official City newspaper.
  • More Patronage. Appointments to Boards and Commissions, by the Mayor with Council approval.
    • Three appointments to the Board of Appeals for a three-year term and the Designation of the Chair;
    • One appointment to the Board of Architecture Review for a three-year term and the Designation of the Chair;
    • One appointment to the Board of Ethics for a three-year term;
    • Three appointments to the Conservation Commission/Advisory Council for a three-year term;
    • One appointment to the Finance Committee for a three-year term;
    • Three appointments to the Government Policy & Research Committee for a three-year term;
    • One appointment to the Landmarks Advisory Committee for a three-year term;
    • Two appointments to the Planning Commission for a three-year term and the Designation of the Chair.;
    • Three appointments to the Recreation Commission for a three-year term;
    • Two appointments to the Traffic & Pedestrian Safety Committee for a three-year term;
    • One appointment to the Rye Town Park Advisory Committee for a three-year term.
  • Better Records? Resolution to accept a Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund Grant from the State Archives and Records Administration (SARA).
  • Blue Redux. Consideration of proposed revision of the Rules and Regulations of the City of Rye Police Department.

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. The meeting will be preceded by a Workshop on the Fire Department beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

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