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Taxi!, American Idol, Bacon, Lorax, Save Smoke Shop: Items on the Rye City Council Agenda for May 23, 2012

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

The city council's agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 is out.

There will be a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Rye on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 8:00 pm in the Council Room of City Hall. The Council will convene at 7:00 p.m. and it is expected they will adjourn into Executive Session to discuss real estate matters. The Executive Session will be followed by an Audit Committee Meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Office Hours of the Mayor by appointment by emailing dfrench@ryeny.gov.

Meetings are also aired on Cablevision Channel 75 and Verizon Channel 39. We'll also see you on the Internet (live and archive).

Let's check the batting order and highlights from the 20 agenda items.

  • Doug's Details. Recap of the NYU Wagner Capstone Presentation; Presentation by the Finance Committee on the Sanitation Department Study; Presentation of the City of Rye Stormwater Management Program 2011 Annual Report; Legal Update
  • Taxi! Consideration to set a Public Hearing to amend local law Chapter 180, “Taxicabs”, Section
    14, Payment of Fares, of the Code of the City of Rye to increase taxi fares.
  • American Idol Tryouts. Presentation of candidates for the open seat on the Rye City Council to be appointed on June 13, 2012.
  • The Bacon. Presentation on City Financials by Scott Oling of the auditing firm of O’Connor, Davies,
    Munns & Dobbins, LLP.
  • Spending the Bacon. Continuation of Public Hearing to discuss potential capital projects to be included in a November, 2012 Bond Referendum.
  • I am the Lorax and I Speak for the… Public Hearing to amend Chapter 187, “Trees” of the City Code regarding the legislation of trees.
  • Nickel and Diming You. Consideration to set a Public Hearing for June 13, 2012 to establish the 2013 Budgeted Fees and Charges.
  • Smokey the Bear. Report and recommendation to the Council on the Fire Inspector/Supervisor position for the Rye Fire Department.
  • Save the Smoke Shop. Discussion of request to landmark the Rye Smoke Shop located at 53 Purchase Street.
  • Open Mic. Residents may be heard who have matters to discuss that do not appear on the agenda. Always a crowd pleaser…
  • Patronage. Resolution ratifying the appointment of one member to the Emergency Medical Services Committee for a three-year term ending June 30, 2015.
  • Walk. Consideration of a request by Colin Leslie for the use of City streets for the 7th Annual Colin Leslie Walk for Celiac Disease on Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

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