The Public Works Department has nine full-time staff members. It is responsible for maintaining streets, storm drains…More and sewers.
In the fall, the department is tasked with leaf collection and emergency road repair. In the winter, it is responsible for maintaining storm drains and sewers, plowing and salting. The department does a total village cleanup in the spring, which includes fertilizing, seeding, lawn cutting, cleaning catch basins, planting flowers, repairing damaged curbs, repaving black top, sweeping, tree trimming and removal.
The Public Works Department is also responsible for tree maintenance, removing trees that come down due to age or bad weather. It also removes trees that have died or are a potential hazard to the public.
Public Works provides city services such as garbage collection, street light repairs, pothole repairs and street…More cleaning. Garbage collection begins at 7am, and the department performs street cleanings every six weeks, depending on the season. The department is not responsible for sidewalk repairs or shoveling sidewalks in front of private residences, as these duties are the responsibility of the homeowner.
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.