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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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RCL Notes of August 22, 2016 BOS Meeting

File for Civic News: RyeBOSrclNotes082216revBfinal The abatement for the Sea Glass Lane properties was granted.  Refunds will be pro-rated based on the portion of a year each owner owned each unit. More Detail No decision was made on the paving of Shoals View, which is estimated to cost $125,000.  The town will look into what it [...]

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RCL Notes of August 8, 2016 BOS meeting

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes080816revBfinal Two members of last year’s Town Hall Committee pushed to have a committee of builders, engineers and architects present “valid” data to voters to avoid the circulation of “spurious” information “kicked around by non-professionals.” More Details Abatements for Sea Glass Ln. were tabled so details for each unit can be [...]

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RCL Water District Meeting Notes August 2016

RCL Video: Time Stamps: 0:23 elapsed:  Representative from engineering firm, Wright Pierce reports on the status of various projects. 0:40 elapsed:  Parsons Rd. water main replacement. 0:56 elapsed:  Rate study (i.e. allocation of costs between taxes and water rates) 6:18 elapsed:  Master Plan and Capital Improvement Plan.  Pump house at Garland Well is the [...]

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Rye History Book: Rye’s Battle of the Century

In 1973 the NH seacoast was threatened by a proposal to build the largest oil refinery in the country on the shores of Great Bay, offload the crude on the Isles of Shoals and pipe it under Rye. This book is the first to be published on the topic, 42 years after the event, and while [...]

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RCL Notes of Aug 18, 2016 Conservation Meeting

RCL Notes of August  18th, 2016 Conservation Commission WETLANDS:   1.     A. Jones & Beach Engineering, 1112 Ocean Boulevard Map Location: Jo Coronati from Jones & Beach Engineering representing the owner explained that there is currently a concrete patio on the property and that the intent is to replace it with a new and larger [...]

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RCL Notes ZBA August 3 Meeting notes

7:49 elapsed: Call to order and pledge 8:44 elapsed: Approval of minutes of 7/6 meeting 13:19 elapsed: Jeffrey Marple, 51 Brackett Rd., Map 22, Lot 68-1, variance to allow single family house on lot of 13,233 sq. ft. lot where 66,000 sq. ft. is required, and to permit septic bed bottom within 4 feet of [...]

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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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]