Board of Selectmen Town Meetings

RCL July 11, 2016 BOS Meeting notes

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1. The Police and Public Works Departments were commended for arranging for removal of the whale from Foss Beach with the cost to be paid by the State.  More Detail
2. An unmerger request on Big Rock Rd. was denied after lengthy legal arguments regarding whether a denied variance application could constitute “overt action” by the property owner sufficient to block reversal of the Town’s merger “by operation of law.”  The owner expressed concern that persons resident in Rye for 30 years were attempting to prevent the unmerger and that he was being unfairly treated. More Detail
3. Two members of Rye’s State Legislative delegation were present while a hydrologist on a committee of which they are members, presented evidence that PFCs and PFOAs have been found in wells near the Coakley Landfill and are migrating into the Berry’s Brook watershed.  There was also discussion about 1, 4 Dioxane.  Selectman Musselman questioned some of the methodology and conclusions. More Detail
4.  The Selectmen are searching for consensus on how to proceed with Town Hall after a succession of committees.  Several residents provided input and there was apparent agreement that a Charrette was needed.  More Detail
5. Sixty residents near Bass Dr. are petitioning for the installation of steps or a ramp over the shale pile near there.  More Detail
6.  Town Administrator Magnant was designated as the Town representative to a committee on Cancer Clusters called for by Governor Hassan.  More Detail