(PICTURE: Rye City Hall by local artist Heather Patterson)
The city council’s agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 is out.
The council will hold the council meeting virtually at 6:30pm. The Council will convene via ZOOM CONFERENCE at 5:15pm and it is expected they will adjourn into a teleconference Executive Session to discuss attorney-client privileged matters, personnel matters, and/or 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.
City of Rye residents may participate in the public meeting via the zoom link below. A resident wishing to speak on a topic should raise his or her hand and, when admitted to speak, should provide name and home address, and limit comment to no more than three minutes.
Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/99389990604?pwd=dGRHRldoOFhtcHVlS1ZndisxWncvQT09
Or phone: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592 or (312) 626-6799
Webinar ID: 993 8999 0604
The meeting will also be aired on Cablevision Channel 75 and Verizon Channel 39. We’ll also see you on the Internet (live and archive).
Formal office hours of the Mayor and other officials have been suspended.
Let’s check the batting order and highlights from the 18 agenda items.
- We make it easy, You make it BEAUTIFUL. Continue a public hearing to consider a petition from Midland Rye LLC (owners of former Avon building) to amend the City of Rye Zoning Code to expand the list of permissible uses in the B-5 “Interchange Office Building” Zoning District. All public hearing comments should be emailed to email@example.com with “Midland Rye LLC” as the subject no later than 3:00 pm on the day of the hearing and Consideration of SEQRA determination of significance in connection with a petition from Midland Rye LLC to amend the City of Rye Zoning Code to expand the list of permissible uses in the B-5 “Interchange Office Building” Zoning District.
- Open Mic. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.
- Less Taxing. Resolution to adopt provisions of Executive Order 202.83 suspending the requirements of renewal applications as a condition to granting exemptions under sections 459-C and 467 of the Real Property Tax Law.
Sinking Feeling. Resolution to amend the 2021 Adopted Fees and Charges for the Boat Basin to increase various rates for summer 2021.
Fingers Crossed! Consideration of a request by the Rye Little League to approve a parade to kickoff Opening Day of the 63rd Little League Season on Saturday, April 10, 2021 beginning at 12:00 p.m.
The Giving Tree. Resolution to declare Fire Department Ladder 26 surplus.
Droop-a-Long. Appointment of the 2021 Deputy Mayor by the Mayor.
Cash Out. Designation of the City Council’s Audit Committee by the Mayor.
Not Romantic. Designation of the City Council Liaisons by the Mayor.
Dead Tree, Dead Idea. Designation of official City newspaper.
Stay Faithful My Friends. Designation of the amounts of faithful performance bonds:
A. City Comptroller $ 1,000,000
B. City Clerk $ 500,000
C. City Marshall $ 100,000
Retiring. Adjourn until January 20, 2021 the public hearing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “Osborn Zoning Change” as the subject no later than 3:00 pm on the day of the hearing.
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, January 20, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.