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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 2017 Election Support Documents

Results Posted:  March 2017 Election Results from the RCL This has details on all of the Warrant Articles:  RCL 2017 Warrant Articles Information Final OLDER:  RCL 2017 Warrant Articles PRE Deliberative Meeting March 2017 Civic News:  Rye Civic News March 2017 from the RCL RCL 2017 Budget Analysis pre-Town Meeting Final Printable My Votes sheets [...]

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Town Hall Warrant Article Information

Proponents  of  Town Hall Article #30:  will be sponsoring an information session on Article 30 (the $500K repair of Town Hall article), 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6 at the Library.  Mike Castagna, a consultant who has been working with the Committee, will be present to answer questions, including on the breakdown of the $500,000 [...]

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RCL Feb. 13, 2017 Board of Selectmen meeting notes

File for the Civic News: RyeBOSrclNotes021317revBfinal A resident pointed out that, contrary to what was suggested by the Selectmen at the Deliberative Session as justification to turn a petitioned warrant article on its head, Town Meeting approval is needed to alter the location of town roads. More Detail An RFP will be drafted to obtain solar [...]

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2017 Rye Districts Budgets

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RCL notes of January 9, 2017 Budget Committee Hearing

1.  The Budget Committee engaged in vigorous discussion of the approximately $3.4 million Selectmen’s warrant article to tear down and rebuild the Town Hall (4:05 elapsed). a.  Randy Crapo stated that he would be embarrassed to recommend this option as it does not meet the needs.  He said that he would be voting against recommending [...]

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RCL Notes of the January 12, 2017 Budget Committee Public Hearing

1.  The Budget Committee voted 6-1 in favor of recommending the $80,000 warrant article to advance the Recreation Community Center design.  Peggy Balboni voted against, citing the unused space at the Junior High and the need for an overall plan for Town facilities (7:53 elapsed). 2.  A resident expressed opposition to the $3.4 million Selectmen’s [...]

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RCL notes of School Budget Committee Public Hearing Jan. 11, 2017

1.  The Budget Committee revoted its approval of the school operating budget after a $67,906 increase to pay for Rye’s share of a new Assistant Business Manager at the SAU 50 office (0:00 elapsed). 2.  A resident challenged the need for an approximately $330,000 increase in the Special Education Budget, which is up from approximately $1 [...]

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Rye Historical Society Cabin Fever Tea February 18th 3pm to 5pm

The Rye Historical Society has commenced its 2017 membership drive.  All Rye residents interested in learning about and preserving our town’s rich history are asked to join.  Individual memberships start at just $10.  To join, visit our website, at the museum during open hours at 10 Olde Parish Road or during our “Cabin Fever” Tea [...]

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RCL January 2017 Board of Selectmen Annotated notes.

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RCL January 23, 2017 Board of Selectmen meeting notes

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes012317revCfinal A deputy Building Inspector may be appointed pending a full-time hire if the budget passes. More Detail Rather than selling or trading in the old ambulance, the Town will keep it as a spare, with the issue to be revisited in six months. More Detail A new warrant article was [...]

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School Board Update E-mail to Parents

  January 2017 Welcome to your January 2017 monthly Rye school board update. It is our goal that this be your “one source” for School Board information. Each update will publish upcoming meetings dates, minutes from our last meeting along with key news items, and a “Did You Know?” section about our schools and/or school [...]

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421 South Road Major Site Development

421 South 17 lot Site Plans NH-881_4 421 South 14 lots Site plan NH-881_3 421 South Road PETITION #2 DENY [...]

January 19th Conservation Commission January 19, 2017 RCL Notes

RCL Notes of January 19th, 2017, Conservation Commission Meeting 1. WETLAND APPLICATION A.  Dean Koravos: 92 Old Beach Road, Map [...]

RCL Budget Process FAQs

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RCL notes built form the December 21, 2016 School Board Meeting

File for the Civic News:  RyeSchoolBoardAnnotatedMinutes122116revBfinal 1     Business Manager Jim Katkin will be retiring in the next few [...]

RCL Notes of the December 27, 2016 BOS Meeting

File for the Civic News:   RyeBOSrclNotes122716revBfinal 1.     The Selectmen refused to provide further details or answer questions about the acquisition of [...]

RCL Updated Town Hall information December 2016

Town Hall Information for Facilities Planning September 2016