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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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RES and RJH Water Testing Reports

RJH Water Testing February 2018 RES Water Testing February 2018

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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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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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RCL Notes of January 11, 2018 Town Budget Public Hearing

1.  The motion requesting that the SAU 50 office explain the $75,464 increase in the teacher retirement budget between 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 carried unanimously (3:05 elapsed). 2.  Changes to the town operating budget were made to accommodate painting of the Town Hall, installation of a retaining wall and an historic review (22:40 elapsed). 3.  The […]

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RCL Notes School Budget Public Hearing

1. There will be no warrant article for a new collective bargaining agreement with the support workers (RESPA). Negotiations are at an impasse (3:08 elapsed). 2. The Budget Committee approved a $23,764 reduction to their recommended budget, as suggested by the SAU Assistant Business Manager, due to a reduction in the SAU 50 budget (12:54 […]

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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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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”, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

RES and RJH Water Testing Reports

RJH Water Testing February 2018 RES Water Testing February 2018

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, […]

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 […]