(PICTURE: Rye City Hall by local artist Heather Patterson)
The city council’s agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, May 5, 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/98349639703?pwd=TDFaR2hoZElYOTRQbjR1RTNPK01CUT09
Or phone: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592 or (312) 626-6799
Webinar ID: 983 4963 9703
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 15 agenda items.
- End of the Rainbow? Resolution to raise a Pride flag in June.
- Heated Debate, Cold Weather Plan. Purchase Plaza update with consideration to extend the cold weather plan until June 15, 2021.
- Flagging Overdevelopment. Continue the public hearing 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 (after April 7, 2021) related to a subdivision or re-subdivision of property 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.
- The Sum. Presentation of preliminary 2020 financials summary from City Comptroller, Joe Fazzino.
- Paving the Way. Presentation of 2021 street resurfacing plan.
- New Duties to Discharge. Open a public hearing to amend a local law, Chapter 161 “Sewers” of the Rye City Code. All public hearing comments should be emailed to email@example.com with “Chapter 161” as the subject no later than 3:00 pm on the day of the hearing.
- Can You See Me Now? Open the public hearing to consider an application from Rye Town Park to install a communications facility that will allow for Verizon Wireless and AT&T to co-locate equipment within the same structure located at 95 Dearborn Avenue, Rye, New York. All public hearing comments should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “RTP Wireless” 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.
- No Butts About It. Consideration to set a public hearing for May 19, 2021 to add Chapter 166 “No Smoking” to the City Code.
- Courting a Room Tax. Home Rule Resolution supporting A10516 /S8377 extension of the City of Rye Hotel Occupancy Tax.
- Retiring. Adjourn until June 9, 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 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, May 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.