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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 March 4th Updated Warrant Article with TOC link:  RCL 2018 Warrant Articles Information TOC Short Table of Warrant Articles Yes No means..:  2018 RCL Warrant Article Table file PDF Updated Short table with Links:  2018 RCL Warrant Article […]

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Rye Clean Water Information

Slides for November 8th Water in Rye: Water in Rye Presentation Final 8 Nov 17     No Video – camera failed November 29th Presentation:  CMA (Selectmen Musselman and his firm act for free as “town engineer”):  CMA Grove Road Solid Waste Landfill-11-29-17    We do not have the RWD Slides or what State Rep. Mindi Mesimer […]

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RCL Support for Property Assemsment

Open this document:  RCL Property Assesment Support July 2017

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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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Select Board March 26, 2018 RCL notes

File for Civic News:  RyeBOSrclNotes032618revBfinal Letter from Steven Borne:  Rye 2018 BOS Expectations S Borne There was extensive public comment on the defeat of Article 9 to tear down and rebuild Town Hall. Some urged the Select Board to start now supporting a tear down and new build, while others urged moving forward with painting and other […]

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Board of Selectmen March 12, 2018 RCL Notes

File for civic news:  BOS Notes RCL March 12, 2018 A resident challenged the accuracy of information on a card mailed to all households regarding the TD Bank purchase and the Esther Parsons Legacy. Summer Sessions was challenged by the Police Chief for the lack of a traffic safety plan and by Selectman Musselman for expecting […]

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120 Bracket Rd Cell Tower Letter to Rep. Messmer

Re: PLACEMENT OF A CELL TOWER IN RYE RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT Dear Representative Messmer, We believe you are well aware of the opposition that has surfaced to the proposed construction of a Verizon cell tower in a single residential district of Rye. We now have 79 residents who have registered their opposition, and we expect that […]

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RES and RJH Water Testing Reports

RJH Water Testing February 2018 RES Water Testing February 2018

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RES Empty Bowl Event April 4th 5pm to 7pm

Empty Bowls Event:  Rye Elementary School will proudly be hosting Empty Bowls, an event to benefit Gather’s Meals 4 Kids, on Wednesday, April 4th. Today, more than 2,000 Seacoast children are food insecure. All proceeds from Empty Bowls will go towards supporting the over 400 families Gather serves each week during the summer and school […]

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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 about Article 9:  Click Here March 5th Recorded Video of Heritage Committee presentation on Articles 9 and 12 Click Here   Repeated Heritage Presentation Video March 8th:  Click Here Town’s architect explaining expansion leads to more […]

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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 the Robert J. Lister Academy in Portsmouth to which it has sent only one student in recent years, failed to pass. An attempt to increase the operating budget by $89,000 to provide pay increases to […]

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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 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 to purchase the property, the TD Bank building could not be used by any financial institution for five years. Following inspection, only a few minor problems were noted with the TD Bank building. Non-union employees […]

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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 default budget included a contract never approved by voters.  It held that the “effect of including the challenged contracts in the default budget is the appropriation of money by the governing body without any meaningful […]

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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 […]

Heritage March 1, 2018 Meeting notes

Click Here for video:  Numbers are times, so you can fast forward to that part of the discussion The Rye […]

Rye District 2018 Budgets

Jenness Beach VD:   JBVDbudget2018 Rye Beach VD:  RBVDbudget2018 Rye Water District:  RWDbudget2018

RCL 2018 Town Deliberative Notes and Video

Video Deliberative Session part one (Articles 1-9, 12, 27, 29):   https://vimeo.com/254488140 Deliberative Session part two (Articles 10, 11, 13-16, 24, […]

2018 Rye Election Library Board of Trustees

  Jeff Ross I am eager to serve as a trustee of the Rye Public Library for two reasons: I […]

2018 Rye Election – Library Board of Trustee

  Jeff Ross:   I am eager to serve as a trustee of the Rye Public Library for two reasons: […]