The Rye City council will hold a public hearing on adopting
the Westchester County Sluice Gate legislation in order to receive the county
share of the Sluice Gate funding at the Sept. 11 City Council meeting at 8 p.m.
in City Hall
DUring the August council meeting City Manger Scott Pickup Explained that the county stipulated that the city must adopt their model ordinance in order to apply for reimbursement of up to 50 percent of the cost of installation of the Sluice Gate, or $1.1 million, which ever is lower.
The council will also hold a public hearing on amending a "Code of Ethics" local law to reflect the addition of the Conflict of Interest form during the Wednesday meeting.
According to the proposed resolution:
The Conflict of Interest Form would be filed yearly by the Mayor, City Council, Department Heads and Assistant Department Heads. Members of the City Boards, Committees and Commissions would not be required to sign the Conflict of Interest form ** but the Oath of Office card has been updated to note their responsibilities under the City Code of Ethics. Additionally, a new Conflict of Interest form will be added to the City bid packet to be included by all vendors submitting bids for City work as well as a Non-Collusion Statement for any Bid Specification prepared by the City or provided by an outside Vendor.
** Note the following exceptions for Boards, Committees and Commissions: 1)The Board of Ethics has suggested that the Board of Fire Wardens should be included 2) Boat Basin and Rye Golf Club Commission members would be included
The will also have a discussion on amending how the city manages its enterprise funds - the Rye Golf Club and Boat Basin; are expected to adopt a resolution on the Sustainability Plan, on the City's Management Employment Agreements; and are expected to authorize the city manager to conduct an Executive Search for the Police Commissioner position. Rye City Commissioner William Connors announced his resignation, effective January 2014, last week.
Also on the agenda: appointing George DeFillippo, Robert Rispoli and George Szczerba to the Boat basin Commission and appointing Alan Caminiti to serve on the Boat Basin Nominating Committee.
Read the full agenda here.