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Flagging Overdevelopment, Need a Good Forensic Accountant… hmm… & More: Rye City Council Agenda for January 5, 2022

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, January 5, 2022 is out. The meeting is on Zoom (not in person).

The Council will convene at 6:00pm for executive session (not open to the public) 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.

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Let’s check the batting order and highlights from the 19 agenda items.

  • All Wet. Post Ida Storm Update.
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    Winds of Change. Continue the public hearing 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.

  • Flagging Overdevelopment. Open the public hearing to adopt a new local law, Chapter 166 “Steep Slope Protection” regulating development on steep slopes.
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    Flagging Overdevelopment. Open the public hearing to adopt a new local law amending Chapter 197 “Zoning” of the Code of the City of Rye setting new restrictions on lot width and configurations of properties in new subdivision.

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    Flagging Overdevelopment. Open the public hearing to adopt a new local law amending Chapter 53 “Architectural Review” of the Code of the City of Rye to amend authority and scope considered by the Architectural Review Board in reviewing applications.

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    Open Mic. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.

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    Thank You for Your Service. Set a public hearing for January 19, 2022 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.

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    What He Said. Resolution to adopt provisions of Governor Hochul’s Executive Order 11.1 suspending the requirements of renewal applications as a condition to granting exemptions under sections 459-C and 467 of the Real Property Tax Law.

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    VEEP. Appointment of the 2022 Deputy Mayor by the Mayor.

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    Need a Good Forensic Accountant… hmm… Designation of the City Council’s Audit Committee by the Mayor.

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    A Committee Carnival. Designation of the City Council Liaisons by the Mayor.

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    Anachronism & Waste on Money. Go Digital. Designation of official City newspaper.

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    En plein air. Retroactive request by the Rye Free Reading Room to use the Village Green Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 11:00 am for outdoor children’s activities from December 26, 2021 – January 21, 2022.

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    En plein air to Fight COVID. Resolution to authorize the City Manager to approve COVID-19 related requests to use the Village Green or other City property for programming events in an effort to reduce viral spread.

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    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, January 19, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

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