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Liber Gratis, Rotting, Re-Do, Cold: Rye City Council Agenda for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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

The city council's agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 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 21 agenda items.

  • Open Mic. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the Agenda.
  • Liber Gratis. Acceptance of a donation to the City from the Disbrow Park Conservancy, owner of the Little Free Library, to install a free children’s book exchange for residents at Disbrow Park.
  • Work Out. Open a Public Hearing on a local law to allow physical fitness facilities in the B-1 (Neighborhood Business) and B-4 (Office Building) Zoning Districts.
  • No Lefties. Open a Public Hearing to amend the City Code Chapter 191 “Vehicles and Traffic”, Article II “Traffic Regulations”, Section 191-9 “Left turns” to prohibit left-hand turns and cross-Boston Post Road maneuvers from Hillside Avenue onto Boston Post Road with a posted “Right-turn only” sign.
  • Rotting. Brief update on Food Scrap Recycling Test currently in progress.
  • Audit. Presentation on City Financials by Brendan K. Kennedy of the auditing firm of BST & Co, LLP.
  • Re-Do. Presentation by Stantec regarding Nursery Field – and – Resolution to transfer $90,000 from General Unassigned Fund balance to the Nursery Field Account to fund the re-design of Nursery Field. Roll Call.
  • Big News. Update on Capital Projects.
  • Protecting from the Cold. Consideration to set a Public Hearing on August 7, 2019 to add Article VI “Vestibules” to Chapter 167 (Streets and Sidewalks) of the City Code of the City of Rye to facilitate the use and implementation of vestibules on the City’s sidewalks, allowing commercial properties to insulate interiors in a safe and proper manner.
  • Enterprising. Consideration to set a public hearing for August 7, 2019 to adopt a local law, Article 21 “Financial Procedures” of the Charter of the City of Rye section § C21-9 “Bond Resolutions” to add a new subsection G to allow certain well-qualified debt of enterprise funds outside the charter debt limit.
  • Can You Hear Me Now? Consideration to set a public hearing for August 7, 2019 and referral to the Board of Architectural Review with respect to a Verizon Wireless application for a special permit to install a public utility wireless communication facility on the roof of the Verizon building located at 182 Purchase Street.
  • eBay. Resolution to declare certain City equipment as surplus. Roll Call.
  • Park. Consideration of a request from Rye Nature Center to waive parking restrictions at the snow field lot to accommodate summer employees on weekdays retroactive from July 1, 2019 – August 9, 2019.
  • Settle. Consideration to authorize the Comptroller to transfer $6,000 from the Rye Golf Club Contingency Fund to Legal Claims and Settlements for the Lyon’s case. Roll Call.

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 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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