1. At the July 23rd, 2018 BOS meeting, the Selectmen approved the budget for the rewrite of the Land Development Regulations (LDR) allocating up to $ 2,000 for public outreach and a workshop.
2. Given the lack of public outreach to publicize the “Land Development Regulations Public Forum” as there were no agenda posted on the Town of Rye website, no notification on the Town of Rye website (aside from the notification of the live streaming schedule), no electronic notification of the meeting sent via the Town News, no draft of the LDR updates available online (only paper copy), no signage posted within the Town of Rye center (as was the case with the Goss Farm Open House and Farmers Market), clearly it should be no surprise that not a single member of the public attended the “public forum” on September24th.
3. The Town of Rye has been updating its website and many of the agenda and minutes for the subcommittee meetings of the Planning Board have not been posted, such as agenda and minutes for the Long Range Planning Committee which has been updating the LDR. As a result, it has been difficult for the public to stay informed without having to spend hours watching meetings via the online video streaming.