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The State of Joe, Two Council Appointments, Patronage & More: Items on the Rye City Council Agenda for January 8, 2014

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

The city council's agenda for its Budget Meeting on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 is out.

**NOTE: the council has a new start time of 7:30pm (vs 8pm)** New Rye Mayor Joe Sack told MyRye.com: "It is my intention to start all council meetings at 7:30 p.m. going forward, and to shorten the meetings overall, so that we can conclude the meetings efficiently at a more reasonable hour."

Just added (10am Wednesday): an Executive Session at the end of the meeting to discuss litigation and personnel matters.

Office Hours of the Mayor by appointment by emailing jsack@ryeny.gov or contacting the
City Manager’s Office at (914) 967-7404.

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 18 agenda items.

  • The State of Joe. The State of the City Address by the Mayor.
  • General State. General Announcements by the Council.
  • Issues State. Issues Update/Old Business.
  • Open Mic. A Crowd Favorite. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.
  • The Deputy. Appointment of the 2014 Deputy Mayor by the Mayor.
  • 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.
  • Website, Website, Website Already! Designation of official City newspaper.
  • More Patronage
    • Appointment of two City Council Members for terms expiring January 1, 2015.
    • Appointments to Boards and Commissions, by the Mayor with Council approval.
      A) Two appointments to the Board of Appeals for a three-year term.
      B) Four appointments to the Board of Architectural Review for a three-year term.
      C) One appointment to the Board of Ethics for a three-year term.
      D) One appointment to the Conservation Commission/Advisory Council for a three-year
      term.
      E) Two appointments to the Finance Committee for a three-year term.
      F) Four appointments to the Flood Advisory Committee for a three-year term.
      G) Three appointments to the Landmarks Advisory Committee for a three-year term.
      H) Two appointments to the Planning Commission for a three-year term.
      I) Two appointments to the Recreation Commission for a three-year term.
      J) Four appointments to the Rye Cable and Communications Committee for a three-year
      term.
      K) Four appointments to the Rye Playland Advisory Committee for a three-year term.
      L) Two appointments to the Rye Town Park Advisory Committee for a three-year term.
      M) Two appointments to the Traffic & Pedestrian Safety Committee for a three-year term.

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. The
City Council will hold a Strategic Workshop on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Council
Chambers at City Hall.

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