City of Rye, NY
Functions, Meetings Schedules and List of Associated City Staff:
- Board of Appeals
- Board of Architectural Review
- Board of Assessment Review
- Board of Ethics
- Boat Basin Commission
- Rye Cable and Communications Committee
- Commission on Human Rights
- Conservation Commission/Advisory Council
- Finance Committee
- Landmarks Advisory Committee
- Master Plan Task Force
- Planning Commission
- Recreation Commission
- Rye Beautification Advisory Committee
- Rye Golf Club Commission
- Rye Playland Advisory Committee
- Rye Senior Advocacy Committee
- Rye Town Park Commission
- Traffic and Transportation Committee
- Youth Advisory Committee
Board of Appeals
This seven member board hears zoning and building permit cases on appeal from the Planning Commission, Architectural Board of Review or the Building Inspector. They interpret ordinances and may grant exceptions where regulations create hardship.
Meets 3rd Thursday each month at City Hall @ 7:30 p.m. (see Consolidated Schedule)
City Staff: Dawn F. Nodarse, City Clerk (acts as Secretary to the Board)
Board of Architectural Review
This seven member board examines building plans of developers and individuals to achieve appropriate exterior design and location of buildings. They are also responsible for approving all signs.
Meets at City Hall @ 7:30 p.m. (see Consolidated Schedule)
City Staff: Maureen Eckman, Building Inspector
Board of Assessment Review
This five member board has knowledge of property values in the City and has the powers and duties granted by the Real Property Tax Law, and other such powers and duties as prescribed by the Council. They are required to meet once per year for ‘Grievance Day’ to hear Real Property assessment complaints.
Meets for ‘Grievance Day’ on 3rd Tuesday in June, and schedules other meetings as needed.
City Staff: Noreen Whitty, City Assessor
Board of Ethics
This five member board consists of the City Manager, Corporation Counsel, and three members of the public. They render advisory opinions on specific situations to officers and employees of the City with respect to General Municipal Law and the City’s Code of Ethics.
Meets as needed.
Boat Basin Commission
This five member commission is elected by the membership and appointed by the City Council. It makes recommendations and adopts rules and regulations subject to the approval of the City Manager, reviews annual budget estimates, membership categories, and proposed fee schedules prior to submission to the City Council.
Meets every other month on the 3rd Thursday at City Hall @ 7:30 p.m.
City Staff: Peter Fox, Boat Basin Supervisor
Rye Cable and Communications Committee
This committee consists of up to nine members who advise the City Council on the City of Rye’s TV access channels or other media-related activities; promoting public use of the cable television system, and assisting the City staff with rules and policies involving public access.
Meets monthly at Rye High School TV Studio @ 7:00 p.m.
City Staff: Nicole Levitsky, RTV Coordinator
Commission on Human Rights
A commission of not more than nine members who’s general duties include fostering mutual respect and understanding among all groups in the community.
Meets 4th Thursday each month at City Hall @ 7:30 p.m.
Conservation Commission/Advisory Council
This commission has between six and nine members who guide the regulation, use, improvement, and maintenance of conservation facilities and programs.
Meets generally on the second Tuesday of the month at City Hall at 6:45 p.m. with some exceptions.
This committee has seven members who guide the financial and investment policies and act as advisors to the City Council on financial matters.
Meets 3rd Tuesday each month at City Hall @ 7:00 p.m.
Landmarks Advisory Committee
This committee consists of eight members, five of whom must be City residents, and must include at least one architect or architectural historian, one member of the Rye Historical Society, and one member of the local Real Estate Board. They are empowered to investigate, document, and make recommendations to the City Council for the designation and preservation of historic districts and Protected Sites and Structures.
Meets 4th Wednesday each month at City Hall @ 8:00 p.m.
Master Plan Task Force
This task force has been assembled to update the 1985 City of Rye Master Plan. To accomplish this they will contact various government, community, land use and real estate organizations throughout the City and assemble information and data which can be used to re-shape the Master Plan and future land use and development.
Meets As Needed
This seven member commission includes one member of the Rye City Council. The Planning Commission is responsible for decisions on a variety of land use applications including site plans, subdivisions, wetland permits, coastal consistency determinations, special use permits and outdoor dining permits. The Commission also periodically provides advisory recommendations to the City Council regarding long-range planning concerns and zoning matters.
Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month at City Hall @ 7:00 p.m.
City Staff: Christian Miller, City Planner
This nine member commission is advisory to the City Council and is responsible for planning recreation facilities, programs, and budgets in consultation with the Superintendent of Recreation.
Meets 2nd Wednesday each month at Damiano Center @ 7:00 p.m.
City Staff: Sally Rogol, Superintendent of Recreation
Rye Beautification Advisory Committee
This thirteen member committee will provide advise and opportunity for collaborative projects to ensure the preservation of the beauty and aesthetic character of the community.
Meets as needed
Rye Golf Club Commission
This nine member commission is elected by the membership and appointed by the City Council. It makes recommendations and adopts rules and regulations subject to the approval of the City Manager, reviews annual budget estimates, membership categories and proposed fee schedules prior to submission to the City Council.
Usually meets on the 4th Wednesday each month at the Rye Golf Club, 7:00 p.m. (check calendar to confirm meeting dates)
City Staff: Golf Club Manager
Playland Advisory Committee
This nine member committee advises the City Council on issues relating to the operation and management of Playland Amusement Park as they affect the City of Rye.
Meets As Needed
Rye Senior Advocacy Committee
This eight member committee offers information, guidance, and assistance for services on an as needed basis.
Meets 3rd Thursday each month at City Hall @ 8:30 a.m.
Rye Town Park Commission
This six member commission consists of the Supervisor of Rye Town and an appointee, the Mayor of Rye City and an appointee, and the Mayors of Rye Brook and Port Chester. The Commission establishes policies and procedures, and discusses issues facing Rye Town Park.
Meets monthly at Rye Town offices or City Hall.
Traffic and Transportation Committee
This committee may consist of seven to nine City residents. The purpose of the Committee is to advise the City Council and the City Staff on ways to improve traffic safety and transportation systems throughout the community. It is also their mission to educate the public about traffic and pedestrian safety.
Meets 2nd Thursday each month at City Hall @ 7:30 p.m.
Youth Advisory Committee
This fifteen member committee makes recommendations on City Council agenda items or other matters affecting youth in the community and seeks and recommends ways to interest and involve youth in local government.
Meets as needed