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The Kids, H2Attorney, Shhh, Shmo Field: Rye City Council Agenda for Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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

The city council's agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 is out.

The council will meet at 7:30pm in the City Council chambers. The Council will adjourn into Executive Session at 6:30pm to discuss attorney-client privileged matters, personnel matters and labor negotiations.

Office Hours of the Mayor by appointment by emailing jcohn@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.

  • Open Mic, a Crowd Favorite. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.
  • I Told the Kids to Do It. Discussion of Sidewalk Snow-clearing Responsibilities.
  • Death and… Adoption of the 2019 County property tax rates.
  • H2attorney. Authorization for the City Manager to engage attorney Joe R. Dichter, Esq. of Dichter Law LLC to represent the City in the proceedings before the New York Public Service Commission on the petitions of United Water Westchester to raise rates and possibly merge rates within the United Water New Rochelle district at a cost not to exceed $25,000. Roll Call.
  • FixEverythingMA? Consideration of setting a public hearing on a local law to amend Chapter 100, Floodplain Management, of the Rye City Code adopting a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) to the National Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the City.
  • Split the Bill. Accept donation from the Chamber of Commerce to partially reimburse the City for the complimentary free parking for the 2018 holiday parking. Roll Call.
  • Food Fair. Consideration of a request from the Milton School to have a maximum of 5 food trucks, all of which will be parked in the parking lot of Milton school, for the occasion of the Milton Fair to be held on June 8, 2019 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. The City Council will have to waive § 144- 8D and G of the City Code. Roll Call.
  • Shhh, I'm Reading. Consideration of a request from the Rye Free Reading room to use the Village Green on Friday, June 28th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for a summer reading kick-off celebration in conjunction with Mad Science of Westchester.
  • Shhh, I'm Performing. Consideration of a request from the Rye Free Reading room to use the Village Green on Thursday, July 18th from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm for a free theater performance in partnership with Lawnchair Theater.
  • Get Moving. Consideration of a request by the Lustgarten Foundation Cancer Research Institute for use of City streets on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for their annual Westchester Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk.
  • Snow Field, Shmo Field. Consideration of a request from Dr. Eric Byrne to waive parking restrictions at the snow field lot to accommodate the annual budget vote on May 21, 2019.

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The Mayor and City Council have office hours in the Mayor’s Conference Room Annex at Rye City Hall, 1051 Boston Post Road. Attendance by the Mayor and Council Members will vary. The Mayor’s Conference Room Annex is located on the 1st floor of City Hall adjacent to the Council Chambers. Hours are as follows:

Mondays 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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