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Flooded with Bad News, Dredgful & More: Rye City Council Agenda for September 22, 2021

RYE CITY HALL HEATHER PATTERSON

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

The city council’s agenda for its meeting at 6pm on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 is out. The meeting is on Zoom (not in person).

The Council will hold an executive session at 5:15pm to discuss pending litigation, personnel matters and pending contracts. 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).

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Formal office hours of the Mayor and other officials have been suspended.

Let’s check the batting order and highlights from the 22 agenda items.

  • Flooded with Bad News. Preliminary Tropical Storm Ida Report
  • Drying Up the Fees. Consideration to retroactively waive through March 30, 2022, certain building permit fees related to repairs for flood damage and certain fees related to flood mitigation projects such as elevating homes, flood proofing a business or building a new home that has been deemed to be substantially damaged by Ida and requires reconstruction compliant with FEMA flood standards.
  • Big Tickets. CapEx update.
  • Dredgful. Update on Boat Basin Dredging
  • Up in Smoke. Open the public hearing to opt-out of allowing adult-use cannabis retail dispensaries or on-site consumption licenses by passing a local law as defined in Legislation (S.854- A/A.1248-A): New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act.
  • Flagging Overdevelopment. Consideration to extend through December 31, 2021 the 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.
  • File This. Set a public hearing for October 6, 2021 to amend Chapter 147 “Records Management” of the Rye City Code local law to reflect a new records retention schedule as required by NY State.
  • Vet Break. Set a public hearing for October 6, 2021 to amend Chapter 177 “Taxation” Article X “Cold War Veterans Exemption” of the Rye City Code to increase the Real Property Tax Exemption for Veterans of the Cold War.
  • Cable Guy. Consideration to authorize the City Manager to sign a settlement agreement with Altice regarding Franchise Fee obligations in question from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2016.
  • Better Zooming. Resolution to provide a technology upgrade to the Council Chambers for a cost not to exceed $150,000.
  • Tech to Respond. Consideration to authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with Tyler Technologies, Inc. to secure a software license for a CAD, RMS, and Mobile system utilized by desk officers to record incidence calls, identify the status and location of responders in the field, and effectively dispatch responder personnel.
  • Open Mic. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda. (Please note each resident comment will be limited to 3 minutes.)
  • eBay. Resolution to declare certain City equipment as surplus.
  • Floating New Fees. Resolution to amend the 2021 Adopted Fees and Charges for the Boat Basin to increase certain winter fees for residents and non-residents.
  • Retiring. Adjourn the public hearing to October 20, 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.

CONSENT AGENDA

  • Pucker Up. a. Consideration of a request by the Rye Chamber of Commerce to close a portion of Purchase Street on Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the Mistletoe Magic event.
  • Pink. b. Consideration of a request by the Sole Ryeders & Friends and the Rye High School Breast Cancer Awareness Club to have a TieTheTownPink breast cancer awareness campaign in the City of Rye during the month of October, 2021.
  • Book It. c. Consideration of request from the Rye Free Reading Room to use the Village Green from 8 am – 6 pm for the Rye Children’s Book Festival on October 10, 2021.
  • Eat It. d. Consideration of request from the Rye Free Reading Room to have 4 food trucks at the Rye Children’s Book Festival on Green and Haviland Lane from 10 am – 4pm on October 10, 2021.

 

  • 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, October 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

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