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United?; Winds of Change & More: Rye City Council Agenda for Wednesday, August 10, 2022

(PHOTO: Rendering of What the Future Might Look Like from the United Hospital Redevelopment Site Plan and Preliminary Subdivision Application by Rose Associates and BedRock Real Estate Partners, as presented in January 2021.)
(PHOTO: Rendering of What the Future Might Look Like from the United Hospital Redevelopment Site Plan and Preliminary Subdivision Application by Rose Associates and BedRock Real Estate Partners, as presented in January 2021.)

The city council’s agenda for its meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 is out. 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.

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.

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81226202749?pwd=UzRWRWlOSHU3c3RLVDk5QUh3cytmUT09 Or phone: (646) 558-8656 or (301) 715-8592 Webinar ID: 812 2620 2749 Passcode: 499092 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).

The Council will convene at 5:00pm for Executive Session to discuss pending litigation, personnel matters and pending contracts.

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.

  • United? Rose/Bedrock presentation.
  • H2Update. Flooding Update.
  • Show Me the Money. Presentation of the 6 month financial results from Comptroller, Joe Fazzino.
  • Nickels & Dimes. Consideration of a resolution to modify various City permit fees and charges. Roll Call.
  • Really Big Nickels & Dimes. CapEx Update.
  • Open Mic. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.
  • 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
  • Can You Hear Me Now? Open the public hearing for consideration of an application from DISH Wireless, LLC to modify an existing support structure for the installation of wireless communication equipment to support the 5G connectivity needs of residents, businesses and first responders.
  • How About Now? Open the public hearing for consideration of an application from Verizon Wireless for antenna work at the existing public utility wireless communications services facility at 66 Milton Rd.
  • Go Electric. Resolution to transfer $200,000 from the General Fund contingency balance to the Building and Vehicle Fund to cover rising fuel costs. Roll Call.
  • Electric Idea (Hope It’s a Native). Resolution to plant a tree at Fireman’s Circle in honor of former Deputy Mayor Richard Mecca. Roll Call.
  • Taxing. Adoption of the 2022/2023 tax levy and tax rate for the Rye Neck Union Free School District. Roll Call.
  • eBay. Resolution to declare certain City equipment as surplus. Roll Call
  • CONSENT AGENDA
    • Boo! Consideration of a request from the Recreation Department for permission to close a section of Purchase Street for the 70th Annual Celebration of the Halloween Window Painting Event on Sunday, October 23, 2022.
    • Tuck In. Consideration of a request by the Recreation Department to hold the Annual Food Truck Festival Saturday, September 10, 2022.
    • For the Birds. Consideration of a request by the Recreation Department to hold their 46th annual Turkey Run on Saturday, November 26, 2022.
    • For the Soul. Consideration of a request from SOUL RYEDERS for use of City streets on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 7:30 am – 11:00 am for a half-marathon/5k fundraising event.
    • For Santa. Consideration of a request by Christ’s Church to switch the date of its Annual Christmas Tree Sale from 8:00-5:00pm on 11/26/22 to Saturday, 12/3/22 from 8:00am- 5:00pm (for the associated road closure).

The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 6:30pm.

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