Archive | December, 2017

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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Bob Jesurum still fighting for residents rights

From Bob Jesrum  We have again had to complain to the court about the behavior of the Town of Rye who are holding the historic Sanders Poynt marker hostage at the behest of WBTSCC.  Although our cmplaint was only against the own, WBTSCC was piqued and filed their own objection to our motion.  We replied […]

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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 Inflection Point?

RCL Monthly Meeting Agenda December Major Phases in Rye: 1600’s/1`700’s: fishing, farming, a few mills and some small cottage industries 1800’s: Regular coach service to Portsmouth means more Rye people working there and at ship yard starting 1800; 1840’s RR brings tourists and hotels, boarding houses, summer communities like Straws and Concord Point  and mansions for […]

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2018 School Budget Information & Dec. 13, 2018 Budget Committee Sumarry

Budget Summary 13 Dec 2017 below: Rye budget committee presentation Dec 13 Rye FY18-19 Proposed Budget Draft FY19 Rye Propsoed Budget Draft master (1) 1. SAU50 Assistant Business Administrator Amy Ransom presented the proposed operating budget for 2018-2019 of $14,023,994, up from $13,893,451 in 2017-2018 and $13,092,108 in 2016-2017. The proposed budget reflects a reduction […]

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PFC Background information

Timeline of PFC:  PFCs Summary Timeline – Commercial Prod + Disposal  (Compiled by a resident to support the Rye Civic News). There are thousands of compounds in the PFAS chemical class; PFOA has been researched and reported on the most. DuPont began documenting PFOA health effects in 1954. By the 1980s, DuPont was quietly monitoring water […]

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RCL Notes of November 16, 2017 Budget Committee meeting

RyeBudgetCteeNotes111617revCfinal Memo to Budget Chair:  MemoReBCmbrship111517 1.     Shawn Crapo was seated and permitted to vote over the objection of one member who had provided a six page memorandum on why that would be unlawful.  It argued that the statute requires village district representatives to the Budget Committee to be appointed by their respective boards, and that Mr. […]

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Rye Public Forum Questions

At the last Public Forum Discussion (occurs the last Wednesday of the month at the RPL, following the monthly Rye Civic League meeting), residents were asking about a list of all of the Un-Resolved issues and are there plans to add address these? What would you add to this list? a)  No facilities master plan […]

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November 2017 Tax Rate Information

2018 Draft Budget (as December, 2017):  Town Budget December 2018 Draft Tax Rate Explanation 2017 Tax Rate 2017 Details TaxRateSet History a)  Town wide thirteen (13%) increase in assessed values is why the tax rate is lower (click here for tax rate table).  Despite applying approximately $1.4 million (town and school) of prior year surplus money to keep […]

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Wetlands & Surface Water Committee October 2017 Details

October Meeting Information Recorded Video:  October 11th:   Click Here    Oct 25th:  Click Here Draft Town Meeting minutes: October 11th  Click Here   Oct. 25th:  Not available  1. The committee is examining per the building inspector’s request  how to potentially incorporate elements of the NH Shoreland Water Protection Act SWPA (2008) and specifically how its Section 483-B:9 Minimum Shoreland […]

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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 […]