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2018 RCL Election Support

Blank form for petitioned warrant articles:   Rye Blank Warrant Article Page Word version:   Rye Blank Warrant Article Page word Draft Town Budget Summary:  Town Budget December 2018 Draft School Budget Information:  Click Here Open 2018 Positions: 2018 Open Positions CIP Plan:  Click Here

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Rye Clean Water Information

Slides for November 8th Water in Rye: Water in Rye Presentation Final 8 Nov 17     No Video – camera failed November 29th Presentation:  CMA (Selectmen Musselman and his firm act for free as “town engineer”):  CMA Grove Road Solid Waste Landfill-11-29-17    We do not have the RWD Slides or what State Rep. Mindi Mesimer […]

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RCL Support for Property Assemsment

Open this document:  RCL Property Assesment Support July 2017

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RCL Discussion Topics

Here are the different topics for discussion.   We have started with some information and opinion “not right or wrong”, just opinions and some information to get discussions going.   We will start with a manual process of attempting to communicate to specific people who let us know they would like more information when a […]

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Help create new High Tech “Rye Stories” Exhibit at the Town Museum

Help Create New High Tech “Rye Stories” Exhibit at Town Museum Using mounted tablets and other material, the new exhibit will tell selective parts of the town’s history, past and present. Some stories we are thinking of include: Odiorne point, surfing, town government and civic life and many more. We need your help on all aspects of this […]

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RCL Notes of Board of Selectmen December 26, 2017

File for the Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes122617revBfinal The Town will pay the 421 South Rd. developer $400,000 to reduce the planned development from 17 house lots to 13 and settle the lawsuit arising out of the denial of the application by the Planning Board. More Detail The Selectmen voted to authorize the prepayment of taxes.  More Detail […]

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RCL Notes of Board of Selectmen December 11, 2017

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes121117revCfinal Consideration of the Library Budget was tabled for a fourth time. More Detail The final design for the new $700,000 Salt Shed was approved, as was a bond article for this amount. Bids are due January 18, 2018 and will likely be lower than this, according to one Selectman.  More Detail […]

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Bob Jesurum still fighting for residents rights

From Bob Jesrum  We have again had to complain to the court about the behavior of the Town of Rye who are holding the historic Sanders Poynt marker hostage at the behest of WBTSCC.  Although our cmplaint was only against the own, WBTSCC was piqued and filed their own objection to our motion.  We replied […]

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Rye Inflection Point?

RCL Monthly Meeting Agenda December Major Phases in Rye: 1600’s/1`700’s: fishing, farming, a few mills and some small cottage industries 1800’s: Regular coach service to Portsmouth means more Rye people working there and at ship yard starting 1800; 1840’s RR brings tourists and hotels, boarding houses, summer communities like Straws and Concord Point  and mansions for […]

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2018 School Budget Information & Dec. 13, 2018 Budget Committee Sumarry

Budget Summary 13 Dec 2017 below: Rye budget committee presentation Dec 13 Rye FY18-19 Proposed Budget Draft FY19 Rye Propsoed Budget Draft master (1) 1. SAU50 Assistant Business Administrator Amy Ransom presented the proposed operating budget for 2018-2019 of $14,023,994, up from $13,893,451 in 2017-2018 and $13,092,108 in 2016-2017. The proposed budget reflects a reduction […]

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PFC Background information

Timeline of PFC:  PFCs Summary Timeline – Commercial Prod + Disposal  (Compiled by a resident to support the Rye Civic News). There are thousands of compounds in the PFAS chemical class; PFOA has been researched and reported on the most. DuPont began documenting PFOA health effects in 1954. By the 1980s, DuPont was quietly monitoring water […]

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RCL Notes of November 16, 2017 Budget Committee meeting

RyeBudgetCteeNotes111617revCfinal Memo to Budget Chair:  MemoReBCmbrship111517 1.     Shawn Crapo was seated and permitted to vote over the objection of one member who had provided a six page memorandum on why that would be unlawful.  It argued that the statute requires village district representatives to the Budget Committee to be appointed by their respective boards, and that Mr. […]

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Rye Public Forum Questions

At the last Public Forum Discussion (occurs the last Wednesday of the month at the RPL, following the monthly Rye Civic League meeting), residents were asking about a list of all of the Un-Resolved issues and are there plans to add address these? What would you add to this list? a)  No facilities master plan […]

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November 2017 Tax Rate Information

2018 Draft Budget (as December, 2017):  Town Budget December 2018 Draft Tax Rate Explanation 2017 Tax Rate 2017 Details TaxRateSet History […]

Wetlands & Surface Water Committee October 2017 Details

October Meeting Information Recorded Video:  October 11th:   Click Here    Oct 25th:  Click Here Draft Town Meeting minutes: October 11th  Click Here  […]

RCL November 27, 2017 BOS notes

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes112717revBfinal Consideration of the Library budget was tabled for the third time, pending further investigation of the […]

RCL Notes of November 13th Board of Selectmen meeting

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes111317revBfinal The Wentworth-by-the-Sea Country Club has blocked reinstallation of the “Sanders Poynt, 1623” sign and DOT has […]

2017 Governance Committee

RCL Monthly Meeting Agenda November The Governance Committee and the Board of Directors of the Rye Civic League met on […]

Seacoast Lacrosse 2018 Information

Welcome to the home of Seacoast Lacrosse including youth programs 6U,8U,10U,12U and 14U.  Registration for all spring programs are now OPEN.  […]