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More FD Staff, 280 Purchase Street, Tri, Sole & Turkeys: Rye City Council Agenda for September 13, 2017

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

The city council's agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 is out.

There will be regular meeting held by the City Council of the City of Rye on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Council Chambers in City Hall at 8:00pm (notice different start time). 

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 29 agenda items.

  • Deep End. Recognition of the Rye Golf Club Swim Coach Cathleen Ferguson.
  • Public Safety Commish on FD. Presentation on the Rye Fire Department Safety and Staffing Practices.
  • Build. Presentation on the New York Rising Reconstruction Program projects.
  • Plug. Presentation on the Westchester Power Community Choice Aggregation Program.
  • I See Dead People. Presentation and request by the Landmarks Committee to landmark the City owned properties of the Purdy Family Burial Ground and Baird Square.
  • Storming the Castle. Continuation of the Public Hearing to amend the Rye City Code: (a) local law Chapter 133, “Noise”, by amending Section §133-4, “Points and method for measuring intensity of sound” to regulate placement and noise of telecommunication devices; (b) local law Chapter 167, “Streets and Sidewalks”, to add a new 196, “Wireless Telecommunications Facilities”, by amending Sections §196-3 through §196-8, §196-14, §196-17, §196-18, and §196-22 to regulate wireless facilities and structures regarding size, visual impact and permit process. AND Continuation of the Public Scoping Meeting on the Crown Castle application pursuant to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).
  • Open Mic. A crowd favorite. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.
  • In the Zone. Consideration of the City Council’s Intent to be Lead Agency under SEQRA and referral to the Planning Commission for their advisory review and comment in connection with a proposed Zoning Code Text Amendment to change a RA-2 lot to a B-1 designation for the property located at 280 Purchase Street.
  • H2O. Authorization for the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Jackson Lewis to represent the City before the New York Public Service Commission to allow municipalities to receive water usage data.
  • Triple Play. Authorization for the City Manager to enter into an agreement with Best Best & Krieger LLP to represent the City in cable franchise agreement negotiations. Roll Call.
  • Funding New FD Staff. Resolution to transfer $88,000 from the Contingency account to the Fire Salaries Expense account to fund the hiring of new firefighters. Roll Call.
  • Moving Pictures. Resolution to transfer $1,300 from the Cable TV Unassigned Fund balance to the Cable TV Operating Budget for the relocation of the RyeTV control room at the Rye High School. Roll Call.
  • PD Rules. Consideration of the proposed changes and additions to the Rules and Regulations of the City of Rye Police Department
    • General Order #102.2 regarding the rank structure of the City of Rye Police Department
    • General Order #102.3 regarding the authority and command of police officers on duty
    • General Order #102.4 regarding job classifications of the City of Rye Police Department
    • General Order #113.4 regarding policies and procedures for the identification, collection, and preservation of physical evidence
    • General Order #116.3 regarding the performance evaluation of City of Rye Police Personnel
    • General Order #117.7 regarding the use of safety belts/restraining devices in City of Rye Police Department vehicles
  • eBay. Resolution to declare certain City of Rye vehicles and equipment as surplus. Roll Call.
  • Tri. Consideration of a request by the Jarden Corporation for use of city streets on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for their annual Westchester Triathlon.
  • Sole. Consideration of a request by the Sole Ryeders & Friends and the Rye High School Breast Cancer Awareness Club to have a TieTheTownPink breast cancer awareness campaign in the City of Rye during the month of October, 2017.
  • Walk. Consideration of a request by Rye High School student Jade Iadarola for use of city streets on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to hold a Walk for Cancer.
  • Trucks. Consideration of a request by Christ’s Church Nursery School for use of city streets on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for their Touch a Truck/Vehicle Fair event.
  • Turkeys. Consideration of a request by the Recreation Department to hold their 41st annual Turkey Run on Saturday, November 25, 2017 during Thanksgiving Weekend.
  • Smooching. Consideration of a request by the Rye Merchants Association to close a portion of Purchase Street on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the Mistletoe Magic event.

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7:30pm.

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