(PICTURE: Rye City Hall by local artist Heather Patterson)
The city council’s agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 is out.
The council will hold the council meeting virtually at 5:50pm (note unusual start time). The Council will convene via ZOOM CONFERENCE at 5:15 p.m. and it is expected they will
adjourn into a teleconference Executive Session to discuss attorney-client privileged matters, personnel matters and labor negotiations.
PURSUANT TO GOVERNOR CUOMO’S EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 202.1, REQUIREMENTS
UNDER THE OPEN MEETINGS LAW HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AND PUBLIC BODIES MAY
MEET WITHOUT ALLOWING THE PUBLIC TO BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT. FOR THE
HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL, CITY HALL WILL REMAIN CLOSED. THE MEETING WILL
BE HELD VIA ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCING WITH NO IN-PERSON LOCATION AND
WILL BE BROADCAST ON THE CITY WEBSITE. A FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE MEETING
WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AT A FUTURE DATE.
RESIDENTS MAY EMAIL COMMENTS REGARDING A PUBLIC HEARING TO:
PUBLICHEARINGCOMMENTS@RYENY.GOV. ALL COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY
4:15 PM ON APRIL 29, 2020. THE SUBJECT OF THE EMAIL NEEDS TO READ, “CHAPTER
177 COMMENTS”. RESIDENTS PLEASE INCLUDE FULL NAME AND STREET ADDRESS.
Formal office hours of the Mayor and other officials have been suspended.
Let’s check the batting order and highlights from the 12 agenda items.
- Lay It Down. Presentation of Street Resurfacing Study and Staff update for the Road Paving Plan for 2020.
- Green for Green. Resolution to transfer $516,487.50 from the 2020 Capital Reserve Fund for the City of Rye share of Rye Town Park capital expenditures (subject in part to FEMA reimbursement). Roll Call.
- Taxing. Resolution regarding 2020 assessment roll and real property grievance process.
- Less Taxing. Resolution adopting a reduction in late penalties for County tax payments.
- Can You Hear Me Now? Open the public hearing to amend Chapter 177 “Senior Citizen Tax Exemption” to extend the application deadline for 2020.
- The Miriam Zone. SEQRA (State Environmental Quality Review Act) discussion regarding a zoning petition from The Miriam Osborn Memorial Home to amend the text of the City of Rye Zoning Code Association to create a new use and development standards for “Senior Living Facilities” in the R-2 Zoning District.
- Miriam Headed Up and Out. Set a public hearing for May 13, 2020 for consideration of a petition from The Miriam Osborn Memorial Home to amend the text of the City of Rye Zoning Code Association to create new use and development standards for “Senior Living Facilities” in the R-2 Zoning District. All public hearing comments should be emailed to email@example.com with “Osborn Zoning Change” as the subject.
- Social Distancing & Your Vegetables. Consideration of a request by the Rye Chamber of Commerce to expand the usable footprint of the southern end of the City’s Car Park #2 on Sundays from May 24, 2020 through December 6, 2020 from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the Rye Farmer’s Market to accommodate social distancing restriction during the heath emergency. The new layout would spread out the proximity of each vendor and limit the number of shoppers allowed to shop simultaneously. Market hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 5:30pm.
Wash your hands!