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Big Pole, De-Map, Fight in Kiddyland, Undercover: Items on the Rye City Council Agenda for Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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

The city council's agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 is out.

There will be regular meeting held by the City Council of the City of Rye on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Council Chambers in City Hall at 7:30pm. The Council will convene at 6:30pm and will adjourn into executive session to discuss attorney client matters and the retention of counsel in connection with the Crown Castle matter.

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 22 agenda items.

  • Big Pole Counsel. Authorization for the City Manager to enter into an agreement with legal counsel, and an engineering firm engaged by such counsel, to assist the City in the Crown Castle matter regarding wireless telecommunications. Roll Call.
  • Big Pole Talk. Continuation of the Public Hearing regarding the request submitted by Crown Castle to amend their agreement with the City and for the installation of additional locations to their existing wireless telecommunications located in the City of Rye.
  • Eliminate the Debt (Limit). Continuation of the Public Hearing to amend local law Article 21, “Financial Procedures”, Section §C21-9, “Bond Resolutions”, of the Charter of the Rye City Code, to eliminate the City’s discretionary debt limit.
  • De-Map. Consideration to set a Public Hearing regarding a request from Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mealey to remove a portion of Richard Place at the location of 19 Richard Place from the City’s Official Map.
  • Open Mic. A crowd favorite. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.
  • Fight in Kiddyland. Authorization for the City Manager to engage Arnold & Porter, LLP to represent the City in an Article 78 proceeding against Westchester County regarding Rye Playland. Roll Call.
  • $670K for Golf. Resolution to appropriate $670,000 of the Golf Club Fund’s Unreserved Fund Balance for three major capital projects at the Rye Golf Club. Roll Call. Projects are: Greens Expansion & New Practice Area $440,000; Tree Pruning and Removal $130,000; 5th Hole Netting.
  • Undercover. Resolution to appropriate $35,000 of the Police Department’s 1033 account and transfer to the Building and Vehicle Fund for the purchase of an unmarked vehicle for traffic enforcement. Roll Call.
  • Vote on the Boat Vote. Resolution to amend the Boat Basin Commission procedures regarding voting procedures and the term of Commission members.
  • Change Sides. Consideration of request to amend local law Chapter 191, Vehicles and Traffic, of the Rye City Code, Section 191-19, “No parking any time”, to prohibit parking on the east side of Hewlett Avenue and the north side of Osborn Road.
  • Look Both Ways. Bid Award for the Police Crossing Guard contract (Contract #2016-13). Roll Call.
  • Timber. Bid Award for the Rye Golf Club Tree Removal contract (Contract #2016-02). Roll Call.
  • Please Be Careful. Consideration of Bid for the Rye Golf Club Greens Expansion and Practice area project (Contract #2016-06). Roll Call.
  • Death And… Adoption of the 2016/2017 tax levy and tax rate for the Rye Neck Union Free School District. Roll Call.

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7:30pm.

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