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Hole, Main, Sewer, Pump – Sold!; Register & Pay to Blow: Rye City Council Agenda for October 20, 2021

RYE CITY HALL HEATHER PATTERSON

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

The city council’s agenda for its meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 is out. The meeting is on Zoom (not in person).

The Council will hold an executive session at 5:30pm 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).

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

PURSUANT TO GOVERNOR HOCHUL’S BILL PASSED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2021, REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE OPEN MEETINGS LAW HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED AND PUBLIC BODIES MAY MEET WITHOUT ALLOWING THE PUBLIC TO BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT. 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.

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Let’s check the batting order and highlights from the 12 agenda items.

  • Hole, Main, Sewer, Pump – Sold!
    • Bid Award for Contract 2021-02 Manhole Rehabilitation Project.
    • Bid Award for Contract 2021-03 Brevoort Lane Force Main Replacement.
    • Bid Award for Contract 2021-04 Locust Avenue Sewer Modification.
    • Bid Award for Contract 2021-05 Midland Avenue Sewer Modification.
    • Bid Award for Contract 2021-06 Central Avenue Pump Station.
  • Blue. Consideration of proposed revisions of the Rules and Regulations of the City of Rye Police Department: General Orders #104.1.
  • Register & Pay to Blow. Open the public hearing for October 6, 2021 to create a new local law, Chapter 122, “Landscapers and Leaf Blower Regulations” requiring all landscapers to obtain an annual permit in order to operate as a landscaper and restrict the use of leaf blowers.
  • Show Me The Money. Financial update on Q3 results.
  • Sunny Outlook? Update from Westchester Power.
  • Fore! Bid rejection for Rye Golf Club 2021 Fairway Drainage Project.
  • Open Mic. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.
  • Budgeting Time. Consideration to change the Budget Workshop dates from November 16th and 22nd to Monday, November 8th and Monday, November 15th.
  • Retire. Adjourn until November 3, 2020 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.
  • Run, Honor, Eat, Books. CONSENT AGENDA

    a. Consideration of a request by the Rye YMCA to use City streets for the 34th Annual Rye Derby on Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. As part of the request, the Rye YMCA would like to restrict parking on Purdy and Locust Streets for the same time period.

    b. Consideration of a request by the American Legion Post 128 to conduct its usual Veterans’ Day observance on the Village Green on Thursday, November 11, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. In case of rain, the American Legion Post 128 requests the use of City Hall on that date and time.

    c. Consideration of a request from Longford’s, to have a food truck on Elm Place in front of the store from November 2, 2021 – November 4, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm to accommodate interior repairs. The City Council will have to waive § 144-8D and G of the City Code.

    d. Consideration of a request by the Rye Free Reading Room to extend their approval for usage of the Village Green for select outdoor events through November 17, 2021. The previous end date was October 30, 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, Movember 3, 2021 at 6:00pm.

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