Beach Commission Commission Mtgs

RCL Beach Committee Notes Sept 29, 2014


Final Revision B – Provided by theRyeCivic League

Present (clockwise around table):  Police Chief Kevin Walsh, Committee members Lori Carbajal, Keper Connell, Steve Hillman, Larry Rocha.  Absent:  Colin Drake.

Present from the public:  Peter Crawford, Joe Cummins.

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Initial discussion

1:00  Review of season’s meetings. Mission is to observe. Summer less hectic.

Connell thinks more hectic.Vt.,Maine,Montreal,NYvisitors.

Chief Walsh: NH heavily advertises Jenness and Wallis Sands.

8:00 State assistance dollars toRye. Hillman: state rakes it in on rooms/meals.

9:49Hamptonputs beach part time officers in budget.

13:30  Trash receptacles filled by mid-day by tourists.

15:00 Hillman – we tried nothing, we tried dumpsters.

Permits and fees

18:00 Permit fees – funding for other things.

Special fund no money to general fund.

20:00 The legwork of the permit process. Trash barrels.

22:00 Summer Sessions kids clean up.

25:00 Buried alcohol challenges. Sawyers- no barrels – Hillman.

28:00 Carbajal sees beach trash as far asLove Lane.

Thousand dollar fine proposed.

Resident sticker parking

Sawyers some spots, Cable all used.

32:00   2000 permits sold, far fewer available.

Townspeople care on parking.

35:00 Awaiting parking study. Chief leaves.

39:00 Canadians wantJennessBeachdue to parking. Multi-space large cars,

Campers, RVs.

42:00 Much no parking onNorth Hamptonstate road.

46:00 Buses make dog walker go in road.


49:00 Lifeguard discussion.What do they do? Hillman says do it through

Fire Dept.

52:00 Enforcement/Lifeguards Authority of Guards.

57:00 Visibility for Guards to do their jobs.

60:00 Hillman guards/smoking.

Other issues

1:09:00 Standup paddleboard rights.

1:10:00 Kayaks – no beach launching

1:13:00 Mandatory safety pamphlet to renters.

1:16:00 Night surfing.

1:23:00 Surf Shop permit /insurance none?

1:26:00 Foss underutilized.

1:28:00 Summer Sessions ratio 4:1 Cinnamon Rainbow older students 2:1 ish.

1:30:00 Rocha walks the beach frequently.

1:36:00 Nice Flyers hockey story.

1:37:00 Carbajal more fees.

1:41:00 Carry in CARRY OUT.

1:42:00 More fees.

1:43:00 More fees.

1:48:00 Protocols permits/applications- 5 approved.

1:52:00 Colin Drake not attending.