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RCL February 26, 2018 BOS Notes

File for Civic News: RyeBOSrclNotes022618revBfinal A long-time resident provided documents to the Selectmen that, she said, supports her assertion that Esther Parsons had not wanted the TD Bank parcel put to a government use. Approval of the $300,000 conservation acquisition associated with the South Rd. development settlement was tabled after a resident expressed concerns, including non-compliance […]

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RCL Notes of BOS Bond Hearing January 16, 2018

More detailed summary for separate document: 1. There were public hearings on five bond articles for 2018. Interest rates are currently 2.14% to 2.5%. Ten year term is planned, except for Storm Water Management (2:26 elapsed). a. Salt shed $620,000 (total $700,000, $80,000 from reserve) (2:26 elapsed) b. Red Mill Ln. Culvert ($250,000) (4:55 elapsed) […]

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RCL Selectmen Meeting Notes January 22, 2018

File for Civic News:     lRyeBOSrclNotes012218revBfinal Much of the meeting was devoted to public comment on a proposed leash law. The Selectmen decided not to propose one at Town Meeting this year.  The matter will nevertheless be discussed at the Deliberative Session as there is a petitioned warrant article on the subject. There were 7 […]

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RCL Board of Selectmen notes January 8, 2018

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes010818revBfinal Library Trustee’s letter:  LibraryBudgetLetter to BOS 112117 Selectman Musselman announced that he would not be running for reelection. A four year contract with Town Administrator Magnant was agreed to. The Police Chief is again pushing for a leash law. The Selectmen will have the Town Attorney look into a draft article. Selectman […]

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RCL Notes of Board of Selectmen December 26, 2017

File for the Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes122617revBfinal The Town will pay the 421 South Rd. developer $400,000 to reduce the planned development from 17 house lots to 13 and settle the lawsuit arising out of the denial of the application by the Planning Board. More Detail The Selectmen voted to authorize the prepayment of taxes.  More Detail […]

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RCL Notes of Board of Selectmen December 11, 2017

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes121117revCfinal Consideration of the Library Budget was tabled for a fourth time. More Detail The final design for the new $700,000 Salt Shed was approved, as was a bond article for this amount. Bids are due January 18, 2018 and will likely be lower than this, according to one Selectman.  More Detail […]

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RCL November 27, 2017 BOS notes

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes112717revBfinal Consideration of the Library budget was tabled for the third time, pending further investigation of the figures by the Library Director and the Town Finance Director, thus wasting the time of three Library Trustees who were present, as well as the Library Director, all of whom had come to discuss the […]

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RCL Notes of November 13th Board of Selectmen meeting

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes111317revBfinal The Wentworth-by-the-Sea Country Club has blocked reinstallation of the “Sanders Poynt, 1623” sign and DOT has refused to allow it to be installed in the State right-of-way. The Town Administrator will appeal to the DOT Commissioner. The CIP Committee presented its plan for $2.752 million in projects in 2018, however some […]

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RCL October 23, 2017 BOS Notes

cancer cluster final report:  Cancer Task Force final report File for the Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes102317revBfinal A warrant article will be drafted to expand the Veterans Tax Credit to all veterans, not just those serving in wartime. The report of the Cancer Cluster Task Force was presented by Dr. Tom Sherman. Selectman Musselman, citing his professional experience, contested […]

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RCL BOS meeting notes September 25, 2017

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes092517revBfinal There was a moment of silence for Father Mo, who had passed away the prior Saturday. The Heritage Commission Fall Cruise on October 2 was announced. Proceeds will be used for the painting of Town Hall. The town-wide revaluation was approved, with approximately 600 properties having changed in value from the […]

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2018 RCL Election Support

My voting Sheet:  Rye 2018 My Voting Sheet Warrant Article Presentation – updated after the Deliberative Meeting:  RCL 2018 Warrant Articles Information […]

Rye Clean Water Information

Slides for November 8th Water in Rye: Water in Rye Presentation Final 8 Nov 17     No Video – camera […]

RCL Support for Property Assemsment

Open this document:  RCL Property Assesment Support July 2017

RCL Discussion Topics

Here are the different topics for discussion.   We have started with some information and opinion “not right or wrong”, […]

Heritage Commission Education on Town Hall Questions

Selectman Musselman responding to assertions in John Loftus Letter to the Editor Click Here Resident produced clarification of public statements […]

2018 School Deliberative Meeting Notes

File for Civic News:  SchoolDelibSess020618revBfinal An attempt to decrease the operating budget by approximately $76,000, the cost of Rye’s contribution to […]

RCL February 26, 2018 BOS Notes

File for Civic News: RyeBOSrclNotes022618revBfinal A long-time resident provided documents to the Selectmen that, she said, supports her assertion that Esther […]

RCL February 12, 2018 BOS Meeting Notes

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes021218revBfinal A resident expressed disappointment at the late disclosure of the fact that, if the Town were […]

School Ballot article 2 Similar NH Case

Similar case: On February 20, 2018, the Hillsborough Superior Court ordered a reduction in Weare, NH default budget because the […]

Rye Prescription Drug disposal service

A new program for Rye residents to safely dispose of their outdated and unwanted prescription drugs is being implemented by […]