RYE, N.Y. -- There are a lot of ways to stay informed about how the city is functioning and many of them are right at your fingertips.
The City of Rye's website provides a wealth of information. Here you will find live streams of City Council meetings through Rye TV , a calendar of upcoming events and meetings and electronic documents of agendas, minutes, permits, forms and more.
The Rye City Council meets on the second Wednesday of every month from July to September and the first and third Wednesdays from October to June. Meeting agendas are made available online and posted in print inside City Hall the Friday before a meeting.
There are six elected officials on the council who meet with Mayor Doug French. Their contact info can be obtained from the front page of the city's website on the lower right-hand side.
Questions about agendas before meetings can be directed to the City Manager's office , and people can sign up to speak during public forums held at each meeting to address specific agenda items or to express any other concerns they may have.
Resident Frank Lagemann has lived in Rye since 2004 and has never been to a city council meeting. One of the main concerns he would like the city to address is policing the gazebo area near the village green between the library and the firehouse, where he said a lot of teenagers hang out at night."They drink, smoke and make a lot of noise," he said.
Lagemann was pleased when the city put in new stop signs at the intersections on Purchase Street."I think what they've done there is terrific, although they could make it more look a little nicer," he said.
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