RCL July 1, 2014 Beach Committee Notes

NOTES OF JULY 1 RYE BEACH COMMITTEE MEETING

Provided by the Rye Civic League

 

Present:  Members Lori Carbajal, Larry Rocha, Steve Hillman, Keper Connell.  Not present:  Colin Drake.

Also present:  Police Chief Kevin Walsh

Persons present from the public included:  Joe Cummins, Pat Spalding

 

6:13 p.m. Start of meeting

6:14 p.m. Four meetings with the company that the town hired to study parking and congestion.

Greg Mikolaities might be a partner of winning bidder.

6:15 p.m.  There were several bidders.  The Town Manager, the DPW Director and the Chief of Police selected the winner.

6:15 p.m. Public will voice concerns.

6:16 p.m. Feedback on Route 1A – parking on some sides might be eliminated due to safety.

6:16 pm. Dangerous double side parking.

6:16 pm. Mr. Connell mentions loophole of seasonal tenants obtaining parking stickers.

6:17 p.m. Cabin license fees paid.  Two passes per cabin? By owner.

6:17 pm.  Make Jenness Beach, Perkins Rd.,  Cable Rd. have more permitted spots?

6:18 p.m.  Ms. Carbajal:  In her experience on Route 1A North of Jenness Beach everyone is parking on east side.

6:20 p.m. “put tow zone” SUV parked with red sticker.

6:22 p.m.  Statistic says striped road slows drivers. Unintended consequences.

6:24 pm.  Mr. Hillman:  Sen. Stiles speed limit study? Will increase other corridor study.

6:24 p.m.  Permit pay per park meters? State will go for the money.

6:25 p.m.  Adjust only by park study output.

6:26 p.m.  Chief Walsh:  $45k to $50k in revenues from parking fines.  Sixty percent of that goes to pay for the parking enforcement budget.

6:27 p.m.  E street area crosses at crosswalk. Maybe bike park spots?

6:30 p.m.  Mr. Rocha:  Look at Hampton as example. Almost no parking by wall.

6:31 p.m.  Jason (park study?) has national knowledge of beach parking.

6:32 p.m.  Let’s talk and await study.

6:34 p.m.  Three ice cream trucks, fourth coming. Sunrise Way truck woman doesn’t move.  Ordinance issue.   Understanding that trucks should move periodically.  What do vendors want?  Board of health / licensing issues.

6:37 p.m.  Regulation of prices?

6:38 p.m.  Flag system.  Mr. Hillman asks about lifeguard manual.  Mr. Rocha says he has one. Mr. Hillman says some days flags should be moved but are not. Jane is head guard.

6:40 p.m. Talk of making swim zone as big as reasonable. Hillman – how many Pirate Cove chairs?  Chairs should be oriented to flags.

6:43 p.m.  Chairs used to make zones clear. Jane/two guards per beach, Jane circulates.

6:44 p.m.  Mr. Rocha saw stations at 10 a.m.   Report to duty at 9 though.

6:45 p.m.  Jane says surfers set zone.

6:47  p.m.  Guards need to be elevated, not chat/stroll and not impaired/wavelet blockage.

6:48 p.m.  Mr. Connell says he has nice fish scope shows beach usage/living beings. Parking/beach.  Symbiotic, reason for Foss beach underuse.

6:52 p.m.  Ms. Carabjal:  From 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., low tide beach is congenial from Straws to Sawyers.

6:52 p.m.  Mr. Hillman need to charge for permits.

6:52 p.m.  Ms. Carbajal:  how much police time handling permits? Yoga woman shut down by state.

6:52 p.m.  Ms. Carbajal:  Yoga lady is for free but still getting waivers.

6:54 p.m.  Chief – we need a permit cap.

6:55 p.m.  Hillman/Carbajal:  no sand based use on weekends.

6:56 p.m.  Connell:  do permits cost money?

6:57 p.m.  Connell:  permits have value; feels binding contract both sides, tighten it up.

7:07 p.m.  Chief relates canoe/kayak capsize on a swimmer.

7:10 p.m.  Talk of surfer/swimmer tension.

7:11 p.m. Lifeguard had to be rescued by Coast Guard on paddleboard.

7:13 p.m. Connell:  must have flotation device.

7:14 p.m.  Rocha:  paddleboards should have leashes.

7:15 p.m.  Hillman:  neophytes should have guidance.

7:16 p.m.  Should committee introduce itself?

7:18 p.m.  Endless Summer movie at Music Hall- maybe intro there.

7:20 p.m. Dad observed not instructing his kids well.

7:21 p.m.  Rocha:  Mussellman said observe do not talk is Committee  charge.

7:22 p.m. Northern neighbor tall boy cooler situation.

7:23 p.m.  Rocha – beer drinkers south of baths.

7:24 p.m. Canadians at Cable burying cans.

7:27 p.m. Undercover swimmers?

7:28 p.m.  Unpermitted fires. PHS likes Wallis/Pirates, UNH Cable, and Exeter Sawyers.

7:29 p.m.  Fire on beach- underage arrested adults ticketed.

7:30 p.m. Trash – Endless Problem

7:32 p.m. Litter case solved by permit.

7:34 p.m.  Carbajal:  Litter- how about a $1000 fine?

7:35 p.m.  Connell:  Trash recycle bins?

7:36 p.m. Hampton has such bins.

7:38 p.m. Kate Hillman wants recycle bins.

7:39 p.m. Seasonal yellow barrel trash .

7:43 p.m. A few permit denials due to no-shows.

7:44 p.m. With 5 yoga apps some will get denied.

7:50 p.m.  Public comment.

8:04 p.m.  Adjourned.

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