(PICTURE: Rye City Hall by local artist Heather Patterson)
The city council's agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting the City Manager’s Office at (914) 967-7404.
Let's check the batting order and highlights from the 28 agenda items.
- Open Mic. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the Agenda.
- Plug In, Turn Off. Presentation by Energize NY and consideration to set a Public Hearing for October 2, 2019 to amend local law Chapter 176, “Energy Conservation”, of the Rye City Code by authorizing the provision of financing through Open C-PACE to Qualified Properties within its geographical boundaries.
- Acceptable Debt. Continuation of a public hearing 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.
- Goal! Update on Nursery Field.
- Strike While the Iron is Hot. Ratify the Memorandum of Agreement with the DPW-CSEA union.
- Warm Idea. Consider setting a public hearing on October 2, 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.
- Sit Down. Consideration of Setting a public hearing on a local law amending §197-86 of the Code of the City of Rye to Amend the Regulation of Accessory Seasonal Outdoor Customer Seating.
- Walk in the Forest. Authorize the implementation, and funding in the first instance of 100% of the federal-aid [[[and State "Marchiselli" Program-aid]]] eligible costs, of a transportation federal-aid project, and appropriating funds therefore for the Forest Avenue Corridor Accessibility Improvement Project. Roll Call
- Can You Hear Me Now? Open the public hearing for 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.
- Bigger Kitty. Update the City Financial Goals and Policies to increase unreserved fund balance in the General Fund to 10% of operating expenditures from the existing requirement of 5% of operating expenditures. Roll Call
- Bigger Boat (Fees). Resolution to amend the 2019 Adopted Fees and Charges for the Boat Basin to increase winter storage fees for both in-water and land storage. Roll Call
- Base? Consider setting a public hearing for October 2, 2019 for a T-Mobile application to modify an existing base station that does not substantially change the physical dimensions of such base station and referral of the application to the BAR for review and comment.
- Code Red. Approval of the election of one new member to the Rye Fire Department.
- Marching. Consideration of a request by the Midland Fair committee to approve a parade to precede the Midland Elementary School Fair on Saturday, April 27, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
- Eating. Consideration of a request by the Midland Fair committee to allow two to three food trucks as part of the Midland Fair on April 25, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The City Council will have to waive § 144-8D and G of the City Code.
- Pinking. Consider 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, 2019.
- Smooching. Consider a request by the Rye Merchants Association to close a portion of Purchase Street on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the Mistletoe Magic event.
- Trucking. Consider a request by Christ’s Church Nursery School for use of the City streets on Saturday October 19, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for their Touch a Truck/Vehicle Fair event.
- More Eating (Digesting?). Retroactive consideration of a request by Christ’s Church for use of City streets (Rectory Street) on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for their semi-annual picnic.
- Photographing. Consideration of a request by Giovanni Jance and Associates, Inc. to produce a still photo shoot at the Wainwright House in Rye on September 19, 2019.
- Greening. Consideration of a request from the Rye Country Day School Upper School Environmental Club to organize a youth climate action demonstration on the Village Green on Friday, September 20, 2019 beginning at 12:15 pm.
- Patronage. Appointments to Boards and Commissions, by the Mayor with Council approval.
The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 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.