(PICTURE: Rye City Hall by local artist Heather Patterson)
The city council’s agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, March 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/94081633947?pwd=a2pQTytpWjNWL3VZMlhoeHNOVjFJUT09 Or phone: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592 or (312) 626-6799
Webinar ID: 940 8163 3947
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.
- Adaptive Reuse. Acceptance with gratitude of the gift to the City by Carolyn Cunningham of an original City recycling poster.
- Flagging Development. Open the public hearing for March 24, 2021 to adopt a new local law to implement a six- month moratorium in the City of Rye temporarily prohibiting the review, processing or approval of any new or previously filed application related to a subdivision or re-subdivision of property, the development on steep slopes or the placement of a residential structure with its front not oriented towards a front yard for the duration of this moratorium. All public hearing comments should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Moratorium” as the subject no later than 3:00 pm on the day of the hearing.
- Capital for Capital (Projects). Presentation of Capital Projects Finance Plan.
- Open Mic. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.
- Blue Review. Open 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.
- Foot, No Traffic. Purchase Plaza update with consideration to extend the cold weather plan by 45-days and authorize City staff to approve limited alterations to private property and non-street City- owned property.
- Float a Deal. Authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with the Carefree Boat Club.
- Deliciously Rotten. Consideration of a request from Rye Sustainability Committee RSC to host a Compost Give Back Day on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 7 am – 2 pm at Disbrow Park near the Food Scrap Recycling drop-off. Rye residents may collect free compost with their own shovel and container to coincide with spring planting.
- Retiring. Adjourn the public hearing to April 7, 2021 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 no later than 3:00 pm on the day of the hearing.
The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.