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Information on Rye Districts

Rye Districts: 1  Independent powers to levy taxes. 2.  Own officers, budgets and warrant articles. 3.  Governed through annual old-style town meetings.  All registered voters  in areas taxed by district may vote, regardless of services received. 4.  Services may include water, fire hydrants, street lights, sidewalks and trees, depending on district. Rye GIS of Jenness Beach Village District [...]

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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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Jenness Beach Bathhouse Information

Letter to Rye announcing Public Hearing:  StateBathHouseMeetingAnnouncement083116

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Zoning Amendments for 2017

Section for 22 December 2015 PB Meeting: Section of Dec 11 2015 PB Meeting Minutes

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RCL June 25, 2016 Board of Selectmen meeting notes

File  for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes072516revBfinal Various beach-related issues were discussed.  Although there has been good weather, congestion seems to be down.  Efforts to beat the bushes for lifeguards have been successful, although many will be leaving to go back to college around August 19.  More Detail The contract to haul refuse from the Transfer Center [...]

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School Board July 15, 2016 Work shop notes

  1.  Manifest of $2.921 million approved.  Most of this is High School tuition.  Discussion of HS attendance and cost (Part 1, 11:52 elapsed). 2.  Unassigned fund balance (surplus) will be up substantially this year (i.e. 2015-2016 school year), creating concern of next year’s tax rate needing to be larger in comparison (Part 1, 14:26 [...]

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RCL July 11, 2016 BOS Meeting notes

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes071116revB 1. The Police and Public Works Departments were commended for arranging for removal of the whale from Foss Beach with the cost to be paid by the State.  More Detail 2. An unmerger request on Big Rock Rd. was denied after lengthy legal arguments regarding whether a denied variance application [...]

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RCL Notes of July 21, 2016 Conservation Meeting

RCL Notes of the Conservation Commission July 21, 2016 1.     Wetland application for a generator, Hazel Hughes, 100 Lock Road. Ron Cote presented on behalf of the applicant, Hazel Hughes, to install a standard generator 66 feet away from the Marsh. There was some confusion about the application process, namely that he was told that [...]

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RCL Notes of June 27, 2106 Board of Selectmen’s meeting

:  ”In response to a resident inquiry, Selectman Jenness provided information regarding a proposed 21 lot subdivision that would use land that she and her sister own onSouth Rd., plus three adjacent parcels currently under separate ownership.  She justified the current assessment of their 38 acre portion at approximately $60,000 based on their parcel having [...]

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Master Plan May 12th public comments from the meeting minutes.

Julie LaBranche, Rockingham Planning Commission, reviewed the Master Plan updates with the Board. She stated that a public forum was held on May 12th. There were about thirty people who attended the forum with about five tables and a facilitator at each table. The task was to respond to the draft of the Coastal Hazard [...]

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RCL Notes of the Conservation Commission June 16, 2016

RCL Notes, Conservation Commission, Meeting Thursday, June 16, 2016 WETLANDS: 1.     Odiorne Drive Condominiums, David Pelletier, 22 and 26 Odiorne Drive, Tax Map 17.3 Lots 11-3 and 11-4 Altus Engineering, Eric Weinrub, P.E. Project #4775 “The applicants are proposing to replace the existing single family detached condominium with a new condominium residence in a slightly [...]

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Mosquito Commission Posters and notes

BugThemPoster WantedNotPoster Last night meeting of the bug commission, we discussed distribution of the posters, I’ve enclosed PDFs below please use as you see fit. I feel they are both fun and informative. We had a rep from Swamp Inc.  the CEO we discussed larvae sitings etc.  and his company is on track with getting [...]

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South Rd 21 Lot Development Tracking

The July 12th Meeting is a “Conceptional Consultation”, this is for the Planning Board and the Builder to review and [...]

Jenness Beach Lighting Social Wed. July 13th 9:00 pm

Wednesday July 13th at Jenness Beach 9 pm Street Light FAQ Come have a late dessert with the Jenness Beach [...]

RCL Notes on Rye Water District May 4, 2016 meeting

Video:  https://vimeo.com/165361628 Detailed summary 11:25 elapsed:  Chris Bird (sp?) of Wright Pierce states that, despite seven bid packages having been [...]

RCL May 23, 2016 Board of Selectmen Notes

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes052316revBfinal Text of letter from Joe Tucker is below: Eversource has been cutting trees on private [...]

RCL May 9, 2016 BOS Meeting Notes

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes050916revBfinal Portsmouth has withdrawn its offer to consolidate services with Rye.  More Detail All three members [...]

RCL 2016 Annual Meeting June 20th 6pm Sawyers Beach

Please join the Rye Civic League for our Annual meeting 6 pm at Sawyers Beach (Rye Public Library  inclement weather) [...]