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Less Taxing, Blue Review & More: Rye City Council Agenda for Wednesday, February 24, 2021

RYE CITY HALL HEATHER PATTERSON

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

The city council’s agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, February 24, 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/97101319566?pwd=Ym51UXkyMmFXcnd6UDlsZU1zOVVrUT09
Or phone: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592 or (312) 626-6799
Webinar ID: 971 0131 9566
Password: 322966

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 13 agenda items.

  • Service. Presentation by the Mayor to Jack Zahringer of the 2020 John Carey Award for contribution to public life.
  • Less Taxing. Open a public hearing to adopt a local law deferring, for this year only, collection of City tax payments for an additional 90-days.
  • In the Zone? Continue 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 publichearingcomments@ryeny.gov with “Osborn Zoning Change” as the subject no later than 3:00 pm on the day of the hearing.
  • Open Mic. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.
  • Blue Review. Set the public hearing for March 24, 2021 to review and adopt the Rye Police Review Committee’s plan to improve upon any findings the Committee has gathered through their review process of the Rye Police Department.
  • Upper Camp. Resolution authorizing City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Resurrection School to allow Rye Recreation to host Upper Camp in its facility for the summer of 2021.
  • Kiddy Camp. Resolution authorizing City Manager to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Christ Church to allow Rye Recreation to host Kiddy Camp in its facility for the summer of 2021.
  • Youth Camp? Authorization for City Manager to retroactively enter into an Inter-municipal Agreement with Westchester County for the providing a Positive Youth Development Program.

CONSENT AGENDA

  • Racing for Approval. Consideration of a request by the Rye YMCA to extend the Purchase Street closure (already approved on October 7, 2020) for the 33rd Annual Rye Derby on Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. to accommodate a COVID-friendly staggered wave start.

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

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