RCL Notes of Board of Selectmen December 26, 2017

F ile for the Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes122617revBfinal

  1. 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
  2. The Selectmen voted to authorize the prepayment of taxes.  More Detail
  3. The Selectmen will send a letter to Governor Sununu seeking membership on a task force to address offshore wind farms. More Detail
  4. The Selectmen voted to sign a purchase and sale agreement for the former TD Bank building, subject to voter approval.  A warrant article for the $540,000 purchase price and $84,800 in related costs is being prepared.  A final decision on whether or not to fund the purchase with a bond will be made at the January 8, 2018 meeting.   More Detail
  5. The costs of painting Town Hall and an Historic Structures Report on the building ($119,000 total) were added to the operating budget.  More Detail
  6. Another $475,000 of warrant articles were approved, including for the second Red Mill Ln. culvert, a garage at the Recreation area, and Harbor Rd. bridge repairs.   More Detail
  7. A warrant article to sell the Trolley Barn (Old Police Station) was approved.  More Detail
  8. Over $238,000 in unspent 2017 appropriations were encumbered so that the money can be spent in 2018 rather than being set aside for potential use to reduce 2018 taxes.  More Detail

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