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Eyes Wide Open on Blind Brook; OOH, Money & More: Rye City Council Agenda for February 2, 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, February 2, 2022 is out. The meeting is on Zoom (not in person).

The Council will convene at 5:30pm 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.

Residents may email comments regarding the public hearing to: publichearingcomments@ryeny.gov. All comments must be received by 4:15 pm on the day of the meeting. The subject of the email should reference the hearing topic. Please include your name and address.

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC HEARING, PLEASE ATTEND THE ZOOM MEETING VIA THIS LINK. Password: 615650

Or Telephone: US: (646) 558-8656 or (312) 626-6799 or (301) 715-8592 or (253) 215-8782 Press *9 to raise your hand to speak during the public hearing Webinar ID: 952 7366 2609 Password: 615650

Let’s check the batting order and highlights from the 17 agenda items.

  • Ida Need Flood Mitigation. Post Ida Storm Update.
  • Eyes Wide Open on Blind Brook. Consideration to engage Ramboll Engineering pursuant to its proposed scope of services with respect to a study relating to flood mitigation in the Blind Brook watershed in an amount not to exceed $350,000.

(PHOTO: The Blind Brook Watershed.)
(PHOTO: The Blind Brook Watershed.)

  • Flagging Overdevelopment. Continue the public hearing to create 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.
  • Flagging Overdevelopment. Continue the public hearing to create a new local law, Chapter 166 “Steep Slope Protection” regulating development on steep slopes.
  • Flagging Overdevelopment. Continue the public hearing to create 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.
  • Open Mic. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.
  • Floating a POV. Resolution to send a letter to the US Coast Guard regarding their planned removal of Federal Channel buoys.
  • OOH, Money. Authorization for the City Manager to enter into an Intermunicipal Agreement with the County of Westchester Department of Public Works and Transportation for Bus Passenger Shelters. Roll Call.

CONSENT AGENDA

  • Some Gave All. Consideration of a request by the American Legion Post 128 and the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 128 to approve a parade to commemorate Memorial Day to be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Some Gave All. Consideration of a request by the American Legion Post 128 and the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 128 to hold a Memorial Day Ceremony on the village green event to be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Some Gave All. Consideration of a request by the American Legion Post 128 and the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 128 to have a food truck at the Memorial Day event to be held on Monday, May 30, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Book-it. Consideration of a request by the Rye Free Reading Room for use of the Village Green on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 7pm, with a rain date of Thursday, May 19 at 7pm. to offer a community program of conversation and support for teens and adults in partnership with Rye Youth Council, pRYEd, the Rye High School GSA, and RyeACT.
  • 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, February 16, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

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