(PICTURE: Rye City Hall by local artist Heather Patterson)
The city council’s agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, April 7, 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:
Or phone: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592 or (312) 626-6799
Webinar ID: 967 8601 4719
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 17 agenda items.
- Flagging a Land Use Issue. Open public hearings 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 application related to a subdivision or re-subdivision of property [or, alternatively, prohibiting the issuance of any building permit for any development on subdivision plats filed after June 1, 2020], 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 email@example.com with “moratorium” 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.
- Deafening. Status update on leaf blower regulations.
- Can You Hear Me, But Not See Me? Consideration of an application from the Rye Town Park Commission to install a wireless telecommunication facility by Verizon.
- Explosive. Consideration of resolution for a 3-month extension of the moratorium in the City of Rye temporarily prohibiting the review, processing or approval of any application related to the storage and dissemination of compressed natural gas or other type of energy or fuel transfer or energy or fuel generating facility.
- Need a Green River. Consideration of a resolution identifying the source of funds for the Central Avenue Pump station project.
- Hosed. Approve the application of Josh Levinson for the position of Volunteer Firefighter for the City of Rye Fire Department.
- Fly Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee. Consideration of a request from the Rye Sustainability Committee to install and maintain a monarch butterfly pollinator garden at the corner of Central Avenue and Boston Post Road, an area of land called “Central Park”. RSC will provide notice to the neighborhood community before beginning the work.
- Shinning a Light. Consideration of a resolution expressing City support of the Community Solar and Demand Response campaigns administered by Rye Sustainability Committee seeking to earn credit for the Community Campaigns High-Impact Action under NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities Program.
- Retiring. Adjourn the public hearing to April 21, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “Osborn Zoning Change” as the subject no later than 3:00 pm on the day of the hearing.
- Egg Has Hatched. Retroactive approval of a request from Christ Church to close Rectory Street from 8 am – 12 pm for a socially distanced outdoor Mass on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021.
- Rainbow. Consideration of a request by Amanda Yannette of the National Clothesline Project in Rye to host an event on the Village Green on April 10, 2021 from 12 – 4 pm in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month focused on empowering and supporting survivors, while also raising awareness about sexual assault and interpersonal violence.
- Popcorn. Consideration of a request from Monty Gerrish at Milton Point Provisions to use the City parking lot on Milton Rd, “The Lane”, Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm to host an outdoor movie, “BIG”. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed to attend and COVID restrictions will be followed. There is no charge for admissions.
The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.