The Rye City Ethics Board met in executive session until 11:45 a.m. this morning to discuss a formal request for review of Mayor Doug French.
Though members of the press waited outside the mayor's conference room, committee chair Elizabeth Griffin Matthews left City Hall without comment about the proceeding–whether the board had agreed to further review the allegations against Mayor French or dismiss the request without further consideration as they concluded at their last meeting.
According to corporation counsel Kristen Wilson there were no recusals from this morning's proceedings. Though Wilson and city manager Scott Pickup were accused by Ray Tartaglione of being involved in obfuscating the matter of Mayor French's STAR tax exemptions, possible building code violations and subsequent measures that may have been taken to prevent revelation of the situation, neither Pickup nor Wilson stepped aside from participating in this morning's meeting.
Wilson said that minutes from the meeting will be made available once Matthews and other members of the committee review them. But she anticipated 'something' would likely be available in time for next week's regular city council meeting.