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2016 Election Support

Flyer distributed at Rye & New Castle Night:  RCL Candidates’ Night 18 Oct 16 Final The Rye Civic League Recorded the Candidate statements and responses to questions: Executive Council:   Click Here State Senate District 24:  Click Here State Representatives R District 24:  Click Here

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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 September 12, 2016 School Board Meeting

Document for Civic News:  RyeSchoolBoardNotes091216revBfinal One of the two Junior High boilers is leaking and no longer usable, a fact discovered in July or August.  It may be necessary to sole source the new boiler procurement to ensure heat by November 1 because of problems getting an engineering firm that will write a specification.  The [...]

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RCL Notes of the Recreations Space Needs September 19th

(6:15 elapsed)  Committee is in general agreement that storage situation is untenable, with mold and mice. Report to Board of Selectmen will mention a 10,000 sq. ft. facility in a future year. Discussion about expanding to two stories and 15,000 sq. ft. Discussion about using the Outer Marker site for Rec. storage.  The problem is [...]

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RCL Rules & Regulations September 29, 2016 notes

1. Wetlands ordinance, currently being worked on by a subcommittee, will be addressed by the full Planning Board (5:32 elapsed). 2. Apartments and Certificates of Occupancy will be discussed with Town Attorney Donovan at the October 11, 2016 Planning Board meeting (5:49 elapsed). 3. Setbacks and driveway locations for corner lots were discussed. The current [...]

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RCL BOS Noes September 26, 2016

File for Civic News: RyeBOSrclNotes092616revB A conservation acquisition of the parcel just north of the Surf Shack, near Wallis Rd. and Ocean Blvd., was approved for $13,400.  More Detail The new septic pump out ordinance has revealed five previously unknown parcels using holding tanks rather than leach fields for sewage disposal.  Several have water use much [...]

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RCL Notes of September 15, 2016 Conservation Commission

RCL Notes of September 15, 2016 Conservation Commission Meeting 1.     PUBLIC HEARING In accordance with RSA 675:7 to discuss acquisition of a Conservation purchase of .42 acres at 0 Ocean Blvd, Map 19.4, Lot 56, owned by Frances Kost. Chair Sally King stated that she had asked Tracy Degnan, from the Rockingham Conservation Commission, to [...]

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Board of Selectman September 12, 2016 Meeting notes

File for Civic News: RyeBOSrclNotes0912216revBfinal An eight member group will be formed to look further into the possibility of sharing a ladder truck with North Hampton.  More Detail Rye will look again at allowing North Hampton residents to use the Rye Recycling Center for an annual fee, however the Selectmen are divided and lukewarm about the [...]

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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 [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

Jenness Beach Bathhouse Information

Letter to Rye announcing Public Hearing:  StateBathHouseMeetingAnnouncement083116

Zoning Amendments for 2017

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

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 [...]