The City of Rye Boat Basin is located at the northernmost part of Milton Harbor in the western section of the Long…More Island Sound. Equipped to house boats of various sizes, the Boat Basin has about 425 summer slips in the water and also stores trailered boats on land. In the winter, the Basin is capable of storing about 175 boats on land and an additional 25 boats in a de-iced winter wet area.
The facility is open to non-Rye residents, which make up about 30% of the Boat Basin population. However, non-residents pay a higher annual mooring fee and do not take priority on the waiting list.
Though it is owned by the City of Rye, the Boat Basin must generate its own revenue to fund operations.
The government of the City of Rye is run by the city manager and a city council, which includes an elected mayor and…More six council members.
This governing body handles various municipal duties like managing city funds and forming local laws and ordinances. They also appoint a city manager who supervises the city's 17 departments. These departments include the assessor's office, police and fire, engineering, public works, recreation, building, the planner's office, boat basin and the city clerk's office, among others.
City Council meetings are held in the council chambers every two weeks on Wednesday at 8pm.