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Rye 2015 Open Positions

Here is the 2015 Table: Rye 2015 vacancies To run for any position for 2015 – forms can be completed at the Town Hall. The filling period is normally the first two weeks in January – RCL will update this the dates.  

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RCL Planning Board Rules and Regs meeting notes November 18, 2014

NOTES OF NOVEMBER 18, 2014 RYE PLANNING BOARD, RULES AND REGULATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING Final Revision C – Provided by the Rye Civic League Present from Planning Board:  Bill Epperson, Keriann Roman. Present from the Town:  Kim Reed, Planning Administrator Present from the public:  Peter Crawford Editor’s note:  For ease in finding particular sections using the [...]

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RCL School Budget Overview November 6, 2014

Rye NH School Board 11/6/2014 1st Budget Discussion 2015/16 Year. 0:01:00 SB Mandate to have a flat and up 2% budget- critically not counting Collective Bargaining Agreement being negotiated; (Portsmouth High) tuition is up 6% which indicates trends in CBA costs. 0:03:36 Flat Budget.     Means down one elementary teacher through cut or attrition -88k [...]

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RCL Budget Committee November 13, 2014 Summary Table

Budget meeting Summary Table:  BudCtee111314budgetSess

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Rye Recycling November 2014 Meeting notes

Rye Recycling

On 11/25 we further worked on wording for the Petitioned Warrant Article for SMART (Save Money and Reduce Trash) –  we are still fine tuning the wording and plan to begin collecting signatures by next weekend. The warrant article will include a higher predicted “Net Impact” (or savings) of $150K per year (instead of  $143K) as WasteZero’s #s (below) had assumed only $15/ton received for [...]

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Does Rye need an IT Strategy?

Does the town need an IT plan? If you have any IT experience please watch the BOS November 24th, starting at 60:25 into the video Click Here.  It was clear to me that there is NO IT strategy for managing the workloads the town needs.  No discussion of how Cloud based storage or services can [...]

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Rye Energy December 2, 2014 Agenda

Rye Energy Committee Meeting Tuesday, December 2, 2014 6:30-8 PM Rye Public Library Agenda   Approve November 4, 2014 Minutes   RREC Update, Warrant Article (Deidre Smyrnos attending) 2013 Energy Report Support/Portfolio Manager – Continued Town Hall Committee Meeting Update Program – Poster project Public Safety Building Energy Audit update Rye Water District  – Howard [...]

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Rye Energy Committee November 4, 2014 Meeting Minutes

   Rye Energy Committee  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:30-8 PM Rye Public Library Present:  Michele Sopher, Danna Truslow, Howard Kalet, Tom Archibald, Lucy Neiman, Susan Anderson Absent:  All present Also present:  David Borden Approved October 7, 2014 Minutes 2013 Energy Report – Meredith Sopher, our intern, has finished the work she was assigned to do.  [...]

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RCL BOS notes November 24, 2014

Notes for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes112414revBfinal Constance Abell appointed Deputy Treasurer.  More Detail State plans for roads including Lang & Lafayette intersection and the Newcastle Bridge are discussed. More Detail Beach Committee presents its report.  Selectmen question whether a Beach Commission is still needed. More Detail Rye joins in new Waste Management contract with the Solid [...]

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An Abutters’ Opinion and Petition 561 South Rd – Rye Farm

Resident Petition to the Planning Board:  561 South Road Water Petition #2 Lot 5 Diagram: 561 South Road Lot 5 Petition #2 to protect Rye Water (below) is receiving broad support.  Submit a signed petition by printing, signing, scan, and email it to: UPDATE:  561 South Road …. RYE FARM …. D.D. Cook Builders of Greenland, NH for [...]

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RCL Notes of November 12, 2014 Planning Board Meeting

RCL Notes for Civic news:  RyePlngBoardNotes111214revBfinal 561 South Rd (Rye Farm):  Continued to December 9. More Detail Retaining wall at Wentworth-by-the-Sea Country Club approved. More Detail  72 Lafayette Rd: Tear down and rebuild of former MB facility discussed. More Detail  464 Brackett Rd: Eleven lot subdivision discussed. More Detail   Lighting, Flood Plain and clerical [...]

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November 24, 2014 Rye Beach Commission Report

Beach Commission Report:  Beach Commission Report 11 24 14

RCL Conservation Notes Nov. 21, 2014

File for Civic News:    ConCom112014revBfinal 1      1090 Washington Rd: Permission was sought for solar panel installation at [...]

Civic News General Announcements December 2014

South School  House available to be moved:                       Owner Joy Roy said at Rye Demo Committee Public hearing in November that  if [...]

Rye 2014 Tax Table

2014 tax table

November 2014 Tax table

BOS Meeting Notes November 10, 2014

Document for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes111014revBfinal The Town tax rate for 2014 has been set at $3.68, compared to $3.12 in [...]

Solid Waste Contract Meeting November 12, 2014

Solid Waste District Meeting 1.  Representatives of Kensington, Rye, North Hampton, Hampton, Brentwood, Fremont and Hampton Falls voted to allow [...]