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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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Rye Helping Rye COVID-19

RCL will create a Rye Helping Hands Facebook Page but we need two or three Facebook people to admin the […]

Most Current Rye Civic News

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RCL Parson’s Creek Pollution Information

December 11, 2017 presentation to BOS repeats known findings that we have an issue.   Video Click Here – 1:34 after […]

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Rye Walking Places

Can you go (safely with keeping your 6ft spacing) to all of these places in Rye? Table of what is […]

Rye Isolation Information and Activities

Hello, We will be updating this as we go with more information and with Zoom calls we schedule if multiple […]

Rye Consuming Government Book Discussions

To get people started Click Here for Part 1 and 2 (up to page 28), this will be the first […]