The city council’s agenda for its meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 is out. The meeting will be held in-person at Rye City Hall.
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).
Residents may email comments regarding the public hearing to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments must be received by 4:00 pm on the day of the meeting. The subject of the email should reference the hearing topic. Please include your name and address.
The Council will convene at 5:30pm and it is expected they will adjourn into 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 24 agenda items.
- Full of Merit. Presentation of the Mayor John Carey Merit Award to Lisa and Brian Dempsey.
- Good Humans. Presentation of the Human Rights Commission awards.
- Ida Don’t Want Another One. Flooding Update.
- The 911. 7. Consideration of proposed policies for the City of Rye Fire Department:
• Policy # 204 – Annual Planning Master Calendar
● Policy # 207 – Liability Claims
● Policy # 212 – Post-Incident Analysis
● Policy # 311 – Atmospheric Monitoring for Carbon Monoxide
● Policy # 400 – Fire Inspections
● Policy # 401 – Permits
● Policy # 402 – Code Enforcement
- The 911. Consideration of proposed revisions of the Rules and Regulations of the City of Rye Police Department:
● Policy # 343 – Community Relations
- Gotta Pay for It. Resolution to adopt new Rye Recreation fees (resident and non-resident) to rent out the amphitheater. Roll Call.
- Cooperative (see NYLAF and NYCLASS). Resolution to amend the City of Rye’s Investment Policy.
- Paving the Way. Declaration of intent to be lead agency under SEQRA and resolution to refer the Forest Avenue Sidewalks project to the Planning Commission for advisory LWRP review and the NYSDOT for preliminary design review approval.
- Open Mic. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.
- Stop. Open a public hearing to adopt a local law amending Chapter 191, Article II “Traffic Regulations” of the Code of the City of Rye, by amending § 191-12 “Stop intersections.” to add three new stop signs at Forest Avenue at Van Wagenen Avenue, Highland Road westbound at Club Road and Van Rensselaer Road at Kirby Lane.
- No Parking. Open a public hearing to adopt a local law amending Chapter 191, Article III “Parking Regulations” of the Code of the City of Rye, by amending § 191-19 “No Parking Anytime.” to prohibit parking on the north side of Central Avenue between Maple Avenue and Summit Avenue.
- Can You Hear Me Now? Continue the public hearing to consider an application from Airosmith Development engaged with AT&T to modify an existing facility located at 66 Milton Rd that does not substantially change the physical dimensions of the current facility.
- Can You Hear Me Now? Open a public hearing for consideration of an application from AT&T to upgrade an existing public utility wireless communications services facility at 350 Theodore Fremd Ave.
- Ah, 2007 Flood Damage Being Fixed. Consideration of a resolution to appropriate $1.7 million from the Capital Projects Reserve account to complete the reconstruction of the flood damaged retaining wall on Blind Brook at Theodore Fremd. Roll Call.
- Parking Cash. Consideration of a resolution to appropriate $116,671 from the Capital Projects Reserve account for the Rye Town Park 2022 capital supplement. Roll Call.
- Open Spigot. Resolution authorizing the City Manager to retain Dichter Law LLC for an amount not to exceed $9,000 for professional fees and services regarding water rate increases. Roll Call.
- Need Consult. Authorization for the City Manager to engage Hodgson Russ, LLP for consulting services. Roll Call.
- Budgeting Time. Consideration to amend the 2023 City Council Meetings calendar to allow the budget presentation to take place on the Wednesday following the November 7th election. The second November Council Meeting and Budget Workshops will be adjusted accordingly. (See proposed calendar).
- 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 15, 2023 at 6:30pm.