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Budget, Pay Plan, $50K Headhunting, $1,195,000 for Books, Ads on Poles, Preserving Rye: Items on the Rye City Council Agenda for December 17, 2014


  1. The Executive Session has been cancelled. 
  2. Addition of Agenda Item # 3A. Approval of the election of two new members to the Rye Fire Department.
  3. Addition of Agenda Item # 5A. Resolution to transfer $50,000 from the 2015 Contingency account to fund expenses associated with the hiring of staff for the Fire Department.

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

The city council's agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 is out.

There will be regular meeting held by the City Council of the City of Rye on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in Council Chambers in City Hall at 7:30pm. The Council will convene at 7:00pm in Executive Session to discuss collective bargaining.

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 21 agenda items.

  • Budget Aproval? 

    Continuation of the Public Hearing on the proposed 2015 Budget.

  • Budget Approval! 

    Resolution to adopt the 2015 Budget and establish the 2015 tax levy and 2015 tax rate. 

    Roll Call.

  • Moving Cash. 

    Resolution authorizing the City Comptroller to make the necessary year-end closing 


    Roll Call.

  • Pay Plan. See the pay ranges for city employees on page 22 of agenda (link above). 

    Resolution to amend the Administrative Pay Plan. R

    oll Call.

  • County Ride Along. 

    Resolution to authorize participation in Westchester County contracts. R

    oll Call.

  • Audit. 

    Resolution authorizing the City Manager to engage an independent audit firm to perform the 

    examination of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal years ending December 31, 2014, 2015, and 2016. 

    Roll Call.

  • $50K for Head Hunting. 

    Resolution to transfer $50,000 from the Contingency account to fund expenses associated 

    with the recruitment of the next City Manager.

  •  $1,195,000 for Books. 

    Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with the Rye Free Reading Room. 

    to furnish library services for 2015. 

    Roll Call.

  • Rye, Brought to You by Your Sponsor… Banners at City of Rye ball fields and utility poles on City property?

     Continuation of Public Hearing to amend local law Chapter 165 , “Signs”, of the Rye City 

    Code by adding Section §165-10, “Regulation of banners”, to establish regulations for 

    banners on City owned ball field fences and utility poles on City property.

  • Book 'Em. 

    Resolution designating the days and time of regular meetings of the City Council for 2015 + 

    setting January 14, 2015 as the first regular meeting.

  • Preserving Rye. 

    Consideration to set a Public Hearing for January 28, 2015 to amend local law Chapter 117, 

    Landmarks Preservation, of the Rye City Code by amending Section §117-5, “Designation of 

    Preservation Districts or Protected Sites and Structures”, Subsection E, to add (9) Protected 

    site and structures: 600 Milton Road, the Bird Homestead, and 624 Milton Road, the Rye Meeting House as landmarks.

  • Fair Deal. 

    Consideration of a request by the Midland Elementary School PTO to approve a parade to 

    precede the Midland Elementary School Fair on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 

    10:15 a.m.

  • FOIL'ed. 

    Appeal of denial of FOIL request by Leon Sculti.

Stangely, there is no open mic session scheduled. The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:30pm.


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