Link

Social

Embed

Download

Download
Download Transcript

[1. Roll Call]

[2. Draft unapproved minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City Council held October 21, 2020.]

[3. Consideration of a petition from Midland Rye LLC to amend the City of Rye Zoning Code by expanding the list of permissible uses in the B-5 “Interchange Office Building” Zoning District.]

[00:03:25]

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: ARE WE GOOD TO GO.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I THINK WE ARE JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OKAY, EVERYBODY. WELCOME TO THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING OF NOVEMBER 4 2020 MAY HAVE A ROLL CALL, PLEASE.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: YES COUNCILWOMAN GODDARD.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: HERE COUNCILWOMAN JOHNSON.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: HERE COUNCILMAN MECCA.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: HERE COUNCILWOMAN SOUZA, CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: YEAH COUNCILMAN STACKS.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: THERE UNTIL A WOMAN TARLOW ISSUE HERE.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY. THANK YOU, MAYOR CONE HERE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: FIRST, WE JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: HAVE OUR UNAPPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR CITY OF UNAPPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL HELD OCTOBER 21 TO 2020 JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ANY CHANGES TO THOSE MINUTES CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: YES, MR. MAYOR, JUST ONE CHANGE DURING THE FOOD SCRAP DISCUSSION. THE SECOND AGENDA ITEM ACTUALLY DIDN'T SAY WHAT THE RESOLUTION ACTUALLY WAS SO IT HAD THE TWO CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: CONDITIONS, BUT IT DIDN'T STATE THAT THE RESOLUTION WAS OR THE MOTION WAS TO CONTINUE THE FOOD SCRAP PROGRAM PERMANENTLY UPON THOSE TWO CONDITIONS. SO I JUST WANTED TO MAKE THAT ADJUSTMENT. IF I COULD

[00:05:03]

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: SO, JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ALL IN FAVOR.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: AYE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AYE. AYE.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: WE HAVE A SECOND. ONE SECOND.

BEN STACKS, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: SORRY, I CAN SECOND JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ALL IN FAVOR.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: OKAY, RIGHT.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: SO, JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: NEXT WE GO TO CONSIDERATION OF A PETITION FOR MIDDLE AND RYE LLC TO AMEND THE CITY OF RICE ZONING CODE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: BY EXPANDING THE LIST OF PERMISSIBLE USES IN THE BE FIVE INTERCHANGE OFFICE BUILDING ZONING DISTRICT. AND I'M ASSUMING THAT WE HAVE GUESTS WITH US.

BEN STACKS, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: JOSH, IF I COULD JUMP IN. UM, YES, I WILL BE WE'RE CHOOSING MYSELF HERE BECAUSE I HAVE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST. SO JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: THANK YOU, BEN. THANKS.

STEVEN WRABEL: GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. CAN YOU ALL HEAR ME ALL RIGHT.

STEVEN WRABEL: SO IN ADDITION TO MYSELF CHRISTIAN IF IF YOU COULD ADD A PETER DUNCAN FROM GEORGE COMFORT PETER FOR ROW FROM AK RF AND MARK PATROL FROM GMC ENGINEERING STEVEN WRABEL: KNOW CAN MARK STEVEN WRABEL: AND PETER FOR OH, ALRIGHT. GREAT. SO, FOR THE RECORD, MINING STEPHEN ARE ABLE TO OFFER UP A CALLIGRAPHER AND STOUT AND HERE TONIGHT ON BEHALF OF MIDDLE AND RYE LLC, THE OWNER OF STEVEN WRABEL: MIDDLE AND STEVEN WRABEL: THIS IS A PETITION TO AMEND THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL USES IN THE BE FIVE DISTRICT.

STEVEN WRABEL: PARTICULARLY WITH AN EYE TOWARDS NEW TENANTS AND REUSE THE EXISTING BUILDING ON 601 WITH ME TONIGHT IS PETER DUNCAN, THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF GEORGE COMFORT AND SONS, PETER FURROW FROM A CAR PLANNING AND MARK PATROL OUR PARKING AND TRAFFIC ENGINEER FROM GMC STEVEN WRABEL: SO SOME OF YOU MAY RECALL WE LAST APPEARED BEFORE YOU. I THINK IT'S SEPTEMBER OF 2019 WITH A PROPOSED PETITION.

STEVEN WRABEL: AND YOU REFERRED US OUT TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION FOR THEIR INPUT AND RECOMMENDATION AND WE'RE NOT COMING BACK TO YOU WITH A POSITIVE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION STEVEN WRABEL: SO OBVIOUSLY, A FEW CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE LOCAL LAW IN A MINUTE. I'M GOING TO TURN THINGS OVER TO PETER FOR ROW TO WALK YOU THROUGH THE PLANNING RATIONALE FOR THIS LAW AND WHY WE THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO STEVEN WRABEL: YOU KNOW SUPPORT THIS PROPERTY AND ITS USES BUT IF YOU'D LIKE. I THINK IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO GIVE JUST A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF SORT OF THE KEY CHANGES TO OUR PROPOSED AND THEN SINCE YOU SAW LAST YEAR.

STEVEN WRABEL: SO, STEVEN WRABEL: I THINK PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT IS THAT WE'VE ADDED A FEW USES STEVEN WRABEL: FIRST, THE PLANNING COMMISSION REQUESTED THAT WE TAKE A LOOK AT DAYCARE AS A PRINCIPAL USE CURRENTLY IT'S A PERMITTED ACCESSORIES, BUT THEY FELT IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY IF IF IT COULD BE STEVEN WRABEL: ITS OWN USE, INDEPENDENT OF ANY OTHER TENANTS OF THE FIVE PROPERTY. SO THAT HAS BEEN ADDED. WE ALSO IN RESPONSE TO THE MARKETPLACE. AND WHAT WE'VE HEARD FROM PROSPECTIVE TENANTS FOR THE PROPERTY. WE'VE ADDED A PROPOSED PRODUCT ASSEMBLY USE AND A PRODUCT TESTING USE STEVEN WRABEL: AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE WERE ASKED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO TAKE A LOOK AT PARKING REQUIREMENTS, WE'VE ADDED PARKING RATIOS FOR ALL OF THE USES STEVEN WRABEL: AND THEN THERE WERE SOME OTHER, MORE AESTHETIC CHANGES, YOU KNOW, THEY WANTED TO CHANGE THE SELF STORAGE USED TO BE CALLED STUFF STORAGE.

STEVEN WRABEL: THEY FELT IT WAS MORE FITTING FOR THE TYPE AND THEN ONE OF THE KEY REQUIREMENTS THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION ALSO ASKED US TO INCORPORATE STEVEN WRABEL: YOU KNOW, THEY THOUGHT ABOUT SELF STORAGE, THEY THOUGHT, WHAT DOES THAT NECESSARILY MEAN STEVEN WRABEL: AND THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT SOMEBODY COULDN'T SHOW UP AND STORE ANYTHING UNDER THE SUN. SO THE PLANNING COMMISSION ASKED US TO IMPOSE RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN STEVEN WRABEL: MATERIALS SPECIFICALLY CHEMICALS THEY PROPOSED A STANDARD FOR RESTRICTING WHAT CHEMICALS COULD BE STORED ON THE PROPERTY, WHICH WE DID IMPLEMENT INTO OUR LOCAL LAW.

[00:10:01]

STEVEN WRABEL: AND WE EXTENDED IT TO THE PRODUCT ASSEMBLY AND TESTING USES AS WELL BECAUSE WE FELT THAT THAT WOULD FURTHER THE PLAN AND CONDITIONS GOALS.

STEVEN WRABEL: SO THOSE ARE THE THE BIG PICTURE CHANGES. I WANT TO TURN IT OVER NOW TO PETER FOR ROW TO WALK YOU THROUGH PLANNING RATIONALE FOR WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR TONIGHT.

STEVEN WRABEL: WELL, IN GENERAL, TONIGHT WE'RE REALLY ASKING FOR US TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING AND THEN CERTAINLY IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WE'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THEM AS BEST WE CAN.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): ALRIGHT. THANKS, STEVE. MY NAME IS PETER FURROW. I'M A PLANNER WITH THE FIRM A KERS BASED IN WHITE PLAINS.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE TONIGHT. SO, AS STEVE SAID WE WERE BROUGHT ON TO THE TEAM TO LOOK AT PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SOME OF THE THE UNDERLYING REASONS THAT PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): ZONE CHANGE TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL USES IN THE BE FIVE ZONING DISTRICT WOULD MAKE SENSE. AND JUST FOR YOU KNOW YOUR CLARITY.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): IS CHRISTIAN. AM I ALLOWED TO SHARE MY SCREEN.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: YES, YOU ARE.

OKAY.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SEE IF I CAN DO THIS. I'M NOT AS A MASTER.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): OKAY, JUST TO KIND OF ORIENT EVERYONE ON ON ON THE FACILITY THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, TALKING ABOUT THE FORMER AVON FACILITY RIGHT AT THE CORNER OF MIDLAND AND PACK.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AS YOU CAN SEE IT'S BOUNDED ON THE NORTH AND WEST BY INTERSTATE 95 AND THE METRO NORTH RAILROAD AND AS WELL AS THE OFF RAMP TO 95 AS WELL.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND SO WHAT WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IS, IS SOME FLEXIBILITY IN RETURNING THIS BUILDING. IT WAS PURCHASED IN 2019 FROM THE AVON CORPORATION AFTER THEY HAD BEEN IN PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THE FACILITY FOR SEVERAL DECADES. THE BUILDING'S ABOUT 160,000 SQUARE FEET. IT WAS AN OFFICE AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER. IT HAD BEEN A CALL CENTER AND A COUPLE OTHER THINGS AT ITS PEAK, IT SERVED ABOUT 600 EMPLOYEES. AND AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, IT WAS APPROVED.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): FOR EXPANSION INTO SUBSEQUENT PHASES TO A TOTAL OF 960 7000 SQUARE FEET TO SERVICE APPROXIMATELY 2000 WORKERS, OBVIOUSLY, THAT NEVER HAPPENED. AND BY THE END OF PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AVON WAS DOWN TO APPROXIMATELY 325 EMPLOYEES AND THEN THE FACILITY WAS SOLD AND SO KIND OF NO NO SECRET HERE THE OFFICE MARKET IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY HAS BEEN IN DECLINE SINCE THE MID 1980S.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): BETWEEN 2011 AND 2017 THE INVENTORY OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY OFFICE SPACE DROPPED 16% OR ABOUT 5.3 MILLION SQUARE FEET AND AND WHAT THE THE TREND HAS BEEN IS THAT OFFICES IN THE DOWNTOWN CENTERS IN WHITE PLAINS.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND AND SOME OTHER DOWNTOWN CENTERS HAVE BEEN DOING PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): VERY WELL AND AND SO WHAT IT, WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S IT'S NOT JUST TRANSIT ORIENTED OFFICE BUILDINGS OR TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THIS SITE SITS ADJACENT TO THE TRAIN STATION, BUT IT'S REALLY PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): ALL THE OTHER PIECES THAT GO ALONG WITH THE DEVELOPMENTS THAT SUPPORT THOSE DOWNTOWN OFFICES.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THEY'RE THE ONES THAT ARE THRIVING THAT ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AND STANDALONE OFFICES, WHETHER IT'S IBM AND SUMMERS OR SWISS RE IN ARMONK OR 900 KING STREET IN PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): RYE BROOK JUST SIMPLY AREN'T DOING AS WELL AS, AS YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY THE PLATINUM ISLAND HARRISON HAS UNDERGONE A TREMENDOUS CHANGE WITH HOTEL AND RESIDENTIAL AND WEGMANS AND LIFETIME FITNESS AND PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): ALL SORTS OF OTHER THINGS WHILE STILL SUPPORTING PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THE TAX BASE IN THE TOWN OF HARRISON. AND SO REALLY, THAT'S WHAT THIS ZONING AMENDMENT IS ALL ABOUT. IT'S HOW CAN WE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): TAKE THIS EXISTING BUILDING AND PROVIDE SOME FLEXIBILITY AND USES WITHOUT BUILDING A NEW BUILDING, YOU KNOW, JUST TO RETURN IT. THIS FACILITY. SO WHAT ARE THE USES PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THAT WOULD BE GOOD FOR THIS SITE THAT ARE IN DEMAND. AND THAT WOULDN'T, WOULDN'T TAX THE INFRASTRUCTURE. SO, YOU KNOW, WE LOOKED AT MEDICAL OFFICE SPACE AND OBVIOUSLY THE DEMAND FOR MEDICAL OFFICE SPACES IS SIMPLY PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): ASTRONOMICAL NATIONALLY, THE ABSORPTION OF MEDICAL OFFICE SPACE IS OUTPACING THE ADDITION OF NEW SUPPLY PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SO OBVIOUSLY, AS YOU KNOW, THAT MEANS IT'S GOT TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE. SO IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY ALONE, OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS OVER 2 MILLION SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE HAS BEEN REPURPOSED TO MEDICAL OFFICE SPACE AND THE NEED FOR AMBULATORY CARE FACILITIES FROM SOME OF THE BIG PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): MEDICAL GROUPS HAS JUST CONTINUED TO GROW AND AND IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO GROW. RIGHT. THE, THE POPULATION IN WESTCHESTER OF THOSE 65 AND OLDER IS GROWING AT FOUR TIMES THE RATE THAT

[00:15:10]

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THE OVERALL POPULATION IS GROWING. SO WITH THAT, WE KNOW THAT THE NEED FOR THIS IS, IS GOING TO BE GREAT. AND WHAT MAKES IT A GOOD USE FOR THIS SITE AS WELL AS THE ACCESS FROM THE MAJOR PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): TRAFFIC ORDERS FROM 95 FROM MIDLAND AVENUE, THERE'S AMPLE PARKING ON THE SITE. SO IT REALLY LENDS ITSELF WELL TO REUSING THIS EXISTING BUILDING PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SELF STORAGE AND OTHER USE THAT IS GROWING THAT HAS A VERY LOW IMPACT LOW TRAFFIC GENERATION, IT CAN FIT INSIDE THE FOOTPRINT OF THE EXISTING BUILDING PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND THE, THE DEMAND FOR SELF STORAGE HAS HAS REALLY CONTINUED TO GROW IN THIS REGION, AS WE SEE NEW RESIDENTIAL PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): BUILDINGS GOING UP. THEY TEND TO BE SMALLER UNITS. PEOPLE WANT MORE ITEMS IN STORAGE. YOU SEE, IT ALSO FOR SMALL BUSINESSES WHO ARE LOOKING TO HAVE LOWER COST WAYS TO MANAGE THEIR INVENTORY AND GROWTH.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND BECAUSE THE AMOUNT OF INDUSTRIAL SPACE AND WAREHOUSE SPACE IN THE COUNTY HAS NOT PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): CONTINUE TO INCREASE AND IT'S UNDER PRESSURE RIGHT NOW CONVERSION OF THESE OFFICE BUILDINGS INTO THOSE SORTS OF SPACES IS ANOTHER THING THAT THAT WE KNOW IS, IS KIND OF OUT THERE IN THE MARKET AND SUPPORTABLE.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND THEN THE LAST TWO USERS THAT WERE IDENTIFIED. RIGHT. ARE THESE FINISHING AN ASSEMBLY OF PRODUCTS AND THE TESTING OF PRODUCTS USES AND THESE ARE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): NOT MANUFACTURING USES RIGHT THESE ARE LOWER IMPACT END OF THE LINE.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): TYPE USES. SO THEY TAKE PRODUCTS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN MANUFACTURED AND IN THE CASE OF THE FINISHING AND ASSEMBLY FINISH AND ASSEMBLE THEM AND WHAT WHAT THAT REQUIRES IS A MORE HIGHLY SKILLED WORKFORCE.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND THOSE TYPES OF FACILITIES DO WELL WITH NOT ONLY A WORKFORCE THAT'S HIGHLY SKILLED, BUT IN A PLACE THAT IS CLOSE TO THE CONSUMER MARKET.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND SO AGAIN, THIS FITS THE BILL REALLY WELL. PLENTY OF PARKING ACCESS TO TRANSPORTATION VERY EASILY.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND THEN FOR THE PRODUCT TESTING AGAIN SAME TYPE OF THING, OR IT IS NOT A MANUFACTURING USE. IT REALLY IS. LET'S TAKE THE PRODUCTS AND LET'S TEST THEM AND SEE HOW PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THEY DO SO NOT A HIGH IMPACT USE DOESN'T REQUIRE A LOT OF PARKING DOESN'T GENERATE A LOT OF TRIPS, BUT CAN FIT IN THIS FOOTPRINT PRETTY WELL AND AND WE THINK THAT THESE USES REALLY FIT IN WITH SOME OF THE GOALS THAT WERE OUTLINED IN THE CITY'S PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): OLDER COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AS WELL AS THE COUNTY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ABOUT MAINTAINING CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICTS MAINTAINING THE RETAIL SUPREMACY OF THOSE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AND NOT COMPETING WITH THEM.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): BUT ALSO KIND OF RESPECTING THE CHARACTER IN THE SCALE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD RIGHT AS AS THE ZONING CHANGES PROPOSED.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): IT'S TO RETAIN AN EXISTING SPACE SO NOT CHANGING THE CHARACTER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD NOT COMING IN WITH NEW CONSTRUCTION. BUT FINDING A WAY TO STABILIZE THIS USE AND STABILIZE THE TAX REVENUE.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): GENERATED BY THIS USER AS WELL AND AND FIT WITH A MARKET DEMAND. AND SO THAT'S REALLY THE RATIONALE BEHIND THE ZONING PETITION AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE OR STEVE. I'LL TURN IT BACK TO YOU.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I GO, GO AHEAD. JULIAN AND THEN I DO HAVE QUESTION.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: PETER, YOU STATED THAT IN ANYTHING. SEE, MAYBE YOU WERE REFERENCES AS WELL THAT JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: IN SORT OF SURVEYING THE MARKET THAT YOU'VE GOT A SENSE OF WHAT THE USE CASES MIGHT BE ONE OF THOSE BEING PRODUCT ASSEMBLY AND TESTING. CAN YOU ELABORATE A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT, YOU KNOW, GIVE ME SOMETHING SPECIFIC. AS AN EXAMPLE, I MEAN, IS THIS, YOU KNOW, JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: LITERALLY LIKE AN ASSEMBLY LINE WIDGET SITUATION OR ARE YOU TALKING PRODUCT TESTING. WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT CAN YOU CONTEXTUALIZE THAT A BIT. PLEASE.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): I CAN, I CAN DO MY BEST. YES. SO ON THE FINISHING AN ASSEMBLY USE IT REALLY IS TAKING PRODUCTS THAT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED ALREADY AND PUTTING THOSE FINAL PIECES TOGETHER. SO IT COULD BE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): FURNITURE IS KIND OF A BAD EXAMPLE BECAUSE IT'S A PRETTY WELL ESTABLISHED SUPPLY CHAIN BUT YOU KNOW I I THINK WE USED AN EXAMPLE IN IN OUR MEMO OF ABOUT PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): YOU KNOW, COMPUTER KEYBOARDS, RIGHT, YOU MIGHT GET THE CIRCUIT BOARDS AND THE HARD DRIVES AND EVERYTHING ELSE AND YOU NEED THAT TECHNICAL EXPERTISE TO BRING ALL OF IT TOGETHER AND JUST ASSEMBLE IT. AND SO YOU HAVE THESE KIND OF MADE TO ORDER.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): PRODUCTS OUT THERE COMPUTERS BEING ONE OF THEM WHERE YOU MIGHT PLACE AN ORDER AND IT'S CONFIGURED IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT WAYS. AND SO IT'S NOT AN ASSEMBLY LINE. IT REALLY IS TAKING THE VARIOUS PIECES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN MANUFACTURED PUTTING THEM TOGETHER TO MEET THE MARKET DEMAND.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I, I HAVE A SIMILAR QUESTION TO JULIE'S I DON'T KNOW WHERE MANUFACTURING ENDS AND PRODUCT ASSEMBLY AND FINISHING BEACONS AND YOU PETER DESCRIBE AND I'M SURE THAT

[00:20:16]

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: YOU HAVE IN MIND INNOCUOUS FUNCTIONS, BUT I CAN SEE JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ASSEMBLY AND FINISHING AS INVOLVING A GOOD DEAL OF BANKING BANGING THUMPING USE OF CHEMICALS GLUES AND WHATNOT. AND WHAT I'M HOPING FOR IS TO FIND SOME CONCEPTS SOME LANGUAGE THAT ALLOW US TO DISTANCE OURSELVES. I'M REALLY DELIGHTED TO SEE JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: TO TO SEE A JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ARRIVED BASED GROUP TAKING OVER THE AVON BUILDING AND PARTICULARLY A GROUP EAGER TO REINVIGORATE THE PROPERTY, BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO BE VERY CONCERNED FOR THE FACT THAT RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: THERE ARE MANY RESIDENCES AND THE PEOPLE IN THOSE RESIDENCES HAVE BEEN LIVING WITH A VERY, VERY QUIET SATURDAY OCCUPANT OF THAT PROPERTY FOR AS YOU PUT IT BEFORE. PETER DECADES, SO JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: IT'S IT'S IT'S IT'S OUR JOB TO TRY TO FIGURE THIS OUT. SO IT WORKS FOR EVERYBODY THAT CHINA. THAT'S OUR GOAL. SO CAN YOU JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND THIS WILL BE THE FIRST OF MANY SIMILAR QUESTIONS FROM ME, CAN, CAN, CAN YOU HELP US WITH THIS CONCEPT.

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: AND IF I PETER. IF I COULD JUST TACK ON TO THE MAYOR'S QUESTION SO THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: YOU KNOW, ANSWER THIS ONE SEPARATELY BECAUSE IT DOES FOLLOW ALONG TO HIS POINT BECAUSE I THINK SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: AT LEAST, JULIE, THE MAYOR AND I AND PERHAPS THE OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND THE DEFINITION OF WHAT THIS SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN, YOU KNOW, PUTTING THINGS ASSEMBLING AND MANUFACTURING AT IF YOU CAN PROVIDE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES. I THINK THAT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD BE CONFUSED. AND THEN THE OTHER THING IS SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: ONCE YOU HAVE THOSE EXAMPLES HOW MUCH TRANSPORTATION OF THESE PARTS, YOU KNOW, WOULD IT BE TRUCKS, BRINGING THE PARTS TO THE FACILITY.

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: TAKING THEM THE FINISHED PRODUCT AWAY FROM THE FACILITY, YOU KNOW, THESE ARE THE SORTS OF THINGS. WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THE THE NEIGHBORHOOD ACROSS THE STREET THAT AS THE MAYOR SAYS HAS BEEN SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: EXPERIENCING A NICE QUIET NEIGHBOR. FOR DECADES, YOU KNOW, THEY CERTAINLY WOULD BE CONCERNED TO HEAR IF THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN IN TRUCK TRAFFIC. SO IF YOU COULD ADDRESS THAT AS WELL. THANK YOU.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: I'M JUST GOING TO TACK ON TO YOUR, HOLD ON.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: I JUST WANT TO JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: I WANT TO UNDERSCORE ANOTHER CONCERN ON THIS AS YOU TALK ABOUT IT AND MAYBE THIS IS A JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: QUESTION TO CHRISTIAN FOR YOU A LITTLE BIT AS WELL. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT A LET PERMITTING A USE JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: THERE IS NO INDUSTRY CAVEAT ON THAT. RIGHT. SO IF WE PERMIT PRODUCT ASSEMBLY. IT COULD BE SNAPPING THE HEAD ON BARBIE, OR IT COULD BE ASSEMBLING A WARHEAD. RIGHT. WE CAN'T SAY THERE'S NO DEFENSE, YOU KNOW, TOYS, GOOD DEFENSE, YOU KNOW, JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: NO. RIGHT.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: WELL, UM, IT IS YES, YOU DON'T REGULATE USERS YOU REGULATE USE. BUT THAT BEING SAID, IF YOU LOOK AT THE LANGUAGE FOR EACH OF THE TWO USES THAT YOU'RE SPEAKING OF MANUFACTURE ARE ASSEMBLING CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: AS WELL AS TESTING. THERE'S ALSO OTHER PROVISIONS THAT ARE REQUIRED.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: CERTAINLY THE STUFF ABOUT THE TYPES OF CHEMICALS THAT CAN BE USED IN STORE HAIR STORED THERE.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS DISCUSSED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND THEY HAD SPECIFIC THEY HAD A LOT OF THAT ACTUALLY VERY TECHNICAL SPECIFIC LANGUAGE BECAUSE THERE'S A MEMBER OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION THAT WAS FAMILIAR WITH.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: WITH THAT, UM, BUT IS AS FAR AS THE COUNCIL GOES IN TERMS OF CONTEMPLATING THE POSSIBILITIES.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: ONE OF THE WAYS YOU COULD ALLOW THE USE IS TO MANAGE POTENTIAL IMPACTS BY HAVING SOME OF THOSE ADDITIONAL CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: RESTRICTIONS ON THAT USE SOME OF WHICH ARE ALREADY INCLUDED IN THE PETITION AND PETER, YOU COULD PROBABLY OR STEVE HIGHLIGHT WHAT THOSE ARE.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: BUT THAT WOULD REALLY BE THE WAY TO LOOK AT IT, IT IS PROBABLY FAIR YOU FOLKS ARE MORE EXPERIENCED IN THE REGION AND I'M LOOKING TO PETER AND STEVE IN TERMS OF

[00:25:05]

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: KEYBOARDS ARE AN EXAMPLE OF ASSEMBLY.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: BUT IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT'S DONE IN THE REGION. YOU KNOW WHAT, WHAT KINDS OF CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: YEARS AGO IN THE RESEARCH TRIANGLE RALEIGH DURHAM AREA IBM MOVED IN. THEY SAID THEY WEREN'T MANUFACTURING COMPUTERS.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: THEY WERE ASSEMBLING THEM AND THEREFORE IT PASSED ALL THE ZONING PROVISIONS WHICH IS FINE.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: BUT THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO. WHAT IS THE MODERN ASSEMBLY PLATFORM IN THIS REGION CLOSE IN WHAT KINDS OF USES. WHAT KIND OF FOOTPRINT. WOULD THEY HAVE. I'M JUST NOT FAMILIAR IN THAT IN THAT SECTOR TO KNOW WHAT WHAT'S HAPPENING.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SO, PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SO I CAN I LET ME TAKE A STEP BACK, BECAUSE CHRISTIAN. THAT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND IT'S ONE OF THE HARDER ONES TO ANSWER WITHOUT HAVING A SPECIFIC TENANT OR USER IN MIND BUT BUT YOU ASKED A VERY GENERAL A GOOD GENERAL QUESTION.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): BUT LET ME, LET ME JUST TAKE A STEP BACK AND IN GENERAL THE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MANUFACTURING AND FINISHING AN ASSEMBLY IS IS A DIFFICULT LINE TO DRAW RIGHT THERE IS A THERE IS A LINE.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): WE KNOW, AND WE'RE FAR ON ONE SIDE OR FAR ON THE OTHER. BUT IN GENERAL, RIGHT, THE MANUFACTURING TAKES RAW MATERIALS AND TURNS THEM INTO PRODUCTS AND WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WITH FINISHING IS TAKING PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): TAKING ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN THROUGH THAT PROCESS ALREADY THAT HAVE UNDERGONE THE CONVERSION FROM A RAW MATERIAL TO AN ITEM TO A PRODUCT, A HARD DRIVE.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): CIRCUIT BOARD OR RAM MONITOR. I'M SORRY TO STICK WITH COMPUTERS. IT'S HARD NOT TO. AND I'M STARING AT IT BUT BUT YOU TAKE THOSE AND THEN YOU PUT THEM TOGETHER. SO WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE IS YOU DON'T HAVE THE HIGH ENERGY. THE HIGH INTENSITY PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): CONVERSION OF RAW MATERIALS INTO OTHER PRODUCTS. AND THAT'S REALLY THE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THE AT ITS MOST BASIC LEVEL, THE DISTINCTION. SO HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT WE'RE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT GOING TO MANUFACTURER A WARHEAD OR WERE OTHER THINGS.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND SO ONE OF THE WAYS TO DO THAT AS CHRISTIAN SAID IS TO IS TO KIND OF HEMET IN IN THE ZONING AND THAT'S WHAT WE ATTEMPTED TO DO AND THAT'S WHAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION FURTHERED PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): YOU KNOW, SO ONE OF THEM HAS TO DO WITH WE ADDED THESE CONDITIONS THAT PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): WHICH IS A PRETTY STANDARD CONDITION OF LIGHT INDUSTRIAL USES IT. THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED IN OTHER PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): MUNICIPALITIES WHICH IS THAT THERE SHALL NOT BE ANY DUST FUMES NOISE VIBRATIONS BEYOND THE PROJECT BOUNDARY. RIGHT. SO, IT IS HARD TO SAY KIND OF PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): WHERE THAT MANUFACTURING ENDS AND WHERE THE ASSEMBLY BEGINS. SO WHAT WE TRIED TO DO IS REGULATED FROM THE IMPACT STANDPOINT.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): YOU KNOW, ARE THERE GOING TO BE LOUD BOOMS COMING FROM PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THE BUILDING THAT THE NEIGHBORS ARE GOING TO HEAR NO THE ZONING PROHIBITS IT RIGHT THAT WILL BE A VIOLATION OF THE SITE PLAN. IF THAT HAPPENS, PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): IS THEY'RE GOING TO BE DUST COMING OUT OF SMOKESTACKS. NO, THAT WOULD BE A VIOLATION OF THE ZONING. WHAT ABOUT STORING OR USING CHEMICALS THAT ARE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): HAZARDOUS IN SOME WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM. WELL, THAT'S A TOUGH ONE, BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW HAZARDOUS HAS TO DO WITH KIND OF THE, THE SUBSTANCE AND THE DOSE AND THE, THE AMOUNT OF IT RIGHT NAIL POLISH REMOVERS HAZARDOUS. BUT IF YOU HAVE JUST A LITTLE BIT OF IT IT'S IT'S OKAY AND PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SO WHAT WE DID THE PLANNING COMMISSION CAME UP WITH.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THE, THE RECOMMENDATION TO REQUIRE AND LIMIT THE USE AND USERS.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): TO STAY BELOW A CERTAIN THRESHOLD OF CHEMICALS. SO THAT'S WHAT SECTION 13 OF THE EP CRA IS IT'S THE EMERGENCY PLANNING AND COMMUNITY. RIGHT TO KNOW ACT. SO IF YOU IF YOU STORE US PROCESS.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): ONE OF SEVERAL HUNDRED CHEMICALS OVER A CERTAIN THRESHOLD, YOU HAVE TO REPORT THAT TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EVERY YEAR.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SO IF YOU ARE BELOW THOSE THRESHOLDS, IF YOU JUST HAVE ACETONE TO TAKE YOUR NAIL POLISH OFF YOUR. OKAY. YOU DON'T HAVE TO REPORT IT. IF YOU USE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): I FORGET WHAT THE NUMBER IS, BUT IT'S IT'S USUALLY SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 10,000 POUNDS BUT IT VARIES BY CHEMICAL AND IT GOES DOWN FOR THE MOST PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): KIND OF NOXIOUS CHEMICALS, THEN YOU HAVE TO REPORT IT. SO THEY SAID, ALL RIGHT, IF YOU HAVE TO REPORT IT. WE DON'T WANT YOU HERE UNLESS YOU CAN COME TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND SAY, PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THERE'S A REALLY GOOD REASON WHY IT SHOULD BE HERE AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE REALLY SAFE USING IT. SO WE WANT YOU TO STAY BELOW THAT THRESHOLD SO THAT THINGS LIKE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SAY A MODEL SHOP RIGHT IN AN ARCHITECT OR ENGINEER OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT WHO YOU KNOW BUILDS MODELS MIGHT HAVE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): GLUE AND SOLVENTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT TINY LITTLE BITS OF IT, LIKE MANY OF US HAVE IN OUR GARAGES.

[00:30:01]

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THAT WOULD BE PERMISSIBLE, BUT USING THAT TO MANUFACTURE PRODUCTS AND CLEAN EQUIPMENT AND YOU KNOW HAVE D GREASERS THAT WOULD NOT BE ACCEPTABLE. AND SO THAT'S HOW WE TRIED TO LIMIT IT. SO IN TERMS OF EXAMPLES CHRISTIAN. I DON'T HAVE A GREAT SET OF EXAMPLES TO GIVE YOU I WILL PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): I WILL CERTAINLY TRY TO COME UP WITH SOME MORE AND AND GIVE THEM TO THE BOARD, BUT IN THE LACK IT WITH LACKING THAT PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): I REALLY WANT TO, YOU KNOW, EMPHASIZE THAT THE GOAL OF THE ZONING CHANGE WAS TO PERMIT FLEXIBILITY IN THE USES PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): HEMET IN IN THE ZONING AND THEN MAKE SURE THAT WHEN IT COMES TO SITE PLAN THE PLANNING COMMISSION IS LOOKING AT ALL OF THIS. SO THIS ACTION ON THE ZONING WOULD ONLY ALLOW PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AN APPLICANT TO COME IN WITH AN APPLICATION FOR SITE PLAN TO RETURN IT TO REPURPOSE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THAT BUILDING AND THE PLANNING COMMISSION THEN NEEDS TO MAKE SURE THAT IT MEETS ALL OF THESE CRITERIA. SO WHILE AVON WAS A SLEEPY SITE, IT STILL HAD SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE IN SEVERAL HUNDRED CARS COMING THROUGH THERE EVERY DAY WHEN IT WAS A DISTRIBUTION CENTER. IT HAD A COUPLE TRUCKS.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE WOULD BE PROBABLY SIGNIFICANTLY LESS TRAFFIC.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THE MEDICAL OFFICE USE IF THAT'S TENANTED CERTAINLY THAT DOES GENERATE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): A YOU KNOW A FAIR AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC BUT THE THE MAN. THE ASSEMBLY, THE TESTING USES SELF STORAGE USES VERY LOW LEVELS OF TRAFFIC.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): RELATIVELY LOW LEVELS OF TRUCK. I MEAN YOU YOU'D BE TALKING ABOUT BRINGING YOU KNOW SOME OF THESE PIECES IN THESE COMPONENTS IN ONCE A DAY AND SHIPPING THEM OUT AT NIGHT, YOU KNOW, IT'D BE THAT LEVEL. IT'S NOT A CONSTANT IN AND OUT.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WOULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY LESS. SO THAT'S KIND OF THE APPROACH THAT WE TOOK THE BOX. THE USES IN IN TERMS OF THEIR IMPACTS.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND THEN MAKE SURE THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION HAD THE TOOLS THEY NEEDED IN THE ZONING TO EVALUATE ANY POTENTIAL SITE PLANS AND MAKE SURE THAT IT WAS IN KEEPING WITH THE CHARACTER OF THE COMMUNITY AND PROTECTIVE OF THE NEIGHBORS ACROSS THE STREET.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: SO ANOTHER WAY TO MAYBE THINK ABOUT THIS IS IN THE LACK OF BEING SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT SPECIFIC WIDGET MIGHT BE ASSEMBLED ARE TESTED WOULD BE TO LOOK AT THE PROPERTY ITS SIZE, ITS CHARACTERISTICS.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: IF THIS WAS A LARGER PROPERTY IN A RURAL AREA, IT WOULD LEND ITSELF. SO WHAT IS IT ABOUT ACCESS TO CERTAIN KINDS OF LABOR ACCESS TO CERTAIN KINDS OF TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: IT'S NOT FOR LARGE SCALE ASSEMBLAGE. IT'S NOT THAT BIG OF A BUILDING.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: SO, YOU KNOW, YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO TO DEFINE IT THAT WAY.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: IT'S PROBABLY MORE SKILLED LABOR WOULD BE REQUIRED THAN SORT OF LOWER SKILLED MAYBE CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: THOSE, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS MIGHT BE ANOTHER WAY AROUND IT TO CHARACTERIZE USE WITHOUT DEFINING WHAT IT IS AND MAYBE GETTING THE ANSWER, A LITTLE MORE SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: YEAH, AND I DO HEAR YOU ON THAT BECAUSE I DO THINK IT GRANTED, RELATIVELY SPEAKING, IT IS A SMALLER SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: FACILITY THAN SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE OUT IN A RURAL AREA. HOWEVER, IT IS A FACILITY THAT'S LOCATED IN A SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: VERY DENSE.

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: CITY OF WHICH THERE IS A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. SO WE HAVE TO BE SENSITIVE TO THAT AND MINDFUL OF THAT. SO, SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: I GUESS MY QUESTION IS TECHNICALLY SPEAKING, IF THIS ZONING AMENDMENT WERE TO BE APPROVED THE ENTIRE FACILITY WOULD BE ABLE TO BE BECOME A SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: FACILITY FOR PRODUCT ASSEMBLY AND TESTING USES IF IF THAT SCENARIO OCCURRED, YOU WOULD SEE A FAIR AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC, NOT SO MUCH IN TERMS OF VOLUME BUT YOU WOULD PROBABLY SEE A FAIR AMOUNT OF TRUCK TRAFFIC AS AS THE, YOU KNOW, SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: THE DELIVERY OF THE PARTS AND THEN THE PICKUP AND AN EXIT. I MEAN, THAT IS WHY IT'S IT'S IN A GREAT LOCATION BECAUSE IT'S NEAR A COUPLE OF HIGHWAYS. SO I'M JUST, I'M JUST SORT OF THINKING IT THROUGH AND TRYING TO THINK OF IT, WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF WHERE IT'S LOCATED RIGHT NOW.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SURE. NO, I THINK YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): IT WITHOUT A SPECIFIC USER OR TENANT IN MIND, IT IS DIFFICULT TO ANSWER. HOW MANY TRUCKS AND SO I'M TRYING NOT, I DON'T WANT TO EVADE THE QUESTION, BUT IT IS DIFFICULT TO ANSWER.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS, YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD ABOUT THIS SITE IS THAT IT'S REALLY WELL SERVED BY HIGHWAYS. RIGHT. SO YOU'VE GOT THE ACCESS FROM 95 YOU'VE GOT MAINLAND AVENUE.

[00:35:01]

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND YOU KNOW IT IT'S NOT IT'S NOT LIKE THIS BUILDING IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT THAT IS USED TO EXTREME QUIET ALL THE TIME. UNFORTUNATELY, RIGHT, I MEAN THE RAILROAD THE HIGHWAYS.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): ARE RELATIVELY LOUD I LIVE RELATIVELY CLOSE TO A RAILROAD AND IT, IT TOOK A LITTLE GETTING USED TO. AND, AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT LOOKING TO ADD TO THAT WE'RE NOT LOOKING TO PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): KIND OF MAKE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): CHANGE THE CONDITIONS.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): BUT WE ARE TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LOCATION THAT IT'S IN AND SAY, YOU KNOW, MAYBE THIS MAKES SENSE BECAUSE MIDLAND IS REALLY WELL WELL SERVED OR BECAUSE THE HIGHWAY ACCESS IS RIGHT THERE.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): I I DON'T GENERALLY SPEAKING, THESE TYPES OF MANUFACTURING THESE TYPES OF ASSEMBLY USES FINISHING USES TEST DON'T RESULT IN A, IN A LOT OF TRUCK TRAFFIC. IT'S NOT A DAY IN DAY OUT THING. I MEAN, MARK.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): PATROL FROM JAMES, HE CAN PROBABLY SPEAK BETTER ON THAT SIDE THAN I CAN. THE ONE THING I WOULD SAY THE LAST THING I WOULD SAY FROM A PLANNING PERSPECTIVE IS, THESE ARE ALL THE, THE REALLY NITTY GRITTY QUESTIONS.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THAT OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT PERMITTING USES PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): BUT, BUT THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION IS GOING TO DRILL DOWN INTO AND IF THERE ARE IMPACTS AT A SITE PLAN LEVEL THAT REQUIRE MITIGATION THAT REQUIRE PLANNING FOR TRUCK TRAFFIC OR PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): ACCESS OR TIMES OF DAY, THINGS LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY, THEY CAN REALLY DIVE IN. ONCE THERE'S A TENANT, A USER A FIT OUT AND WE HAVE SOME MORE OF THESE DETAILS. IN FACT, A LOT OF THESE DETAILS TO GIVE YOU. AND SO I UNDERSTAND IT'S KIND OF HARD TO PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): YOU KNOW YOU DON'T WANT TO ALLOW A USE THAT'S GOING TO HAVE ALL THESE OTHER UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES AND SAY, OH, THE PLANNING COMMISSION WILL TAKE CARE OF IT.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU KNOW WHAT WE TRIED TO DO AGAIN WAS JUST BOX IT IN AS MUCH AS WE COULD.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND THEN KIND OF TALK ABOUT THESE USES MORE, MORE GENERALLY, AND AND LET THE PLANNING COMMISSION, THEN TAKE IT FROM THERE. BUT I THINK CHRISTIAN AND AND AND COUNSELING. GOT IT. I THINK YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ON THAT, YOU KNOW, IF WE CAN PROVIDE SOME MORE SPECIFICITY THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND WE CAN CERTAINLY JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: YOU KNOW, LOOK TO DO THAT.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: KID KNOWS HOW THIS HAPPENS, I'VE JUST WHEN YOU'RE THERE WAS MENTIONED WHEN WE SORT OF SURVEYED RIGHT WE'VE JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: THIS PROPPED UP AS A POTENTIAL USE RIGHT AND I JUST WANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT PROCESS A LITTLE BIT BETTER WHAT YOU KNOW IF YOU WERE NOT TALKING TO SPECIFIC POTENTIAL TENANTS.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: RIGHT. HOW DID YOU GATHER THE DATA TO INFORM WHAT YOU'RE PETITIONING FOR RIGHT. IS THAT JUST A GENERAL TREND LINE OF WHERE YOU KNOW WHERE RENTALS ARE GOING IN WESTCHESTER, NEW YORK IN ANALOGOUS SUBURBAN AREAS. I MEAN, HOW DID YOU FORMULATE JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: WHAT THESE ARE. IF NOT, IF IT'S NOT BASED ON REAL POTENTIAL CLIENTS.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SO I THINK FROM MY PERSPECTIVE RIGHT I I AM PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): I'M AN URBAN PLANNER. SO I DEAL WITH KIND OF THE, THE TRENDS AND THE AND THE KIND OF, YOU KNOW, CRYSTAL BALL INTO THE FUTURE, WHICH IS WHICH IS ALWAYS A DANGEROUS THING.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): BUT LUCKILY, I DON'T HAVE TO HAVE IT BACKED UP WITH THE PERFORMANCE, BUT OBVIOUSLY THE OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY. YES, I'M SURE THAT THE OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY SPOKE TO COLLEAGUES PROBABLY SPOKE TO EXISTING BUSINESSES POTENTIAL NEW BUSINESS. I'M SURE THEY SPOKE TO A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): I'M NOT PRIVY TO THOSE CONVERSATIONS. I'M JUST NOT INVOLVED IN THAT ASPECT OF THE OF THE BUSINESS.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): BUT SO, FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, WHAT WE LOOK AT IS KIND OF WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE MARKETPLACE NEARBY. AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE DO KNOW IS THAT STANDALONE OFFICE USES SIMPLY ARE NOT FUNCTIONING AND YOU KNOW WE HAVE EXAMPLES OF THAT ALL OVER THE PLACE. I DON'T HAVE TO SELL ANYONE ON THAT.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SO WE SAID, OKAY. FROM THERE, WHAT IS, WHAT DOES MAKE SENSE. AND SO THE APPLICANT IDENTIFIED A NUMBER OF USES THAT THEY THOUGHT DID MAKE SENSE THAT THEY DID THINK THERE MIGHT BE SOME INTEREST IN JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: WHAT HE'S DONE IS THERE. I MEAN PETERS ON PHONE. I DON'T KNOW. I GUESS I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT DO WE HAVE REAL POTENTIAL TENANTS THAT FIT THIS BILL OR ARE WE COLLECTIVELY JUST SERVING THE GENERAL LANDSCAPE. I JUST IS THERE.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: DO WE HAVE REAL POTENTIAL JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: JULIE, THOUGH, IF WE APPROVE THIS AS A TEXT AMENDMENT WE CAN HAVE TENANTS ONE DAY AND AND THEN NEW TENANTS. THE NEXT JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: IN, IN OTHER WORDS, JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: LOOKING LOOKING AT WHO THE TENANTS ARE NOW TENANT PROSPECTS DOESN'T GIVE US ANY PROTECTION AS AGAINST THE FUTURE USE OF THE SITE.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: NO, BUT I THINK IT'S JUST WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, GIVE US EXAMPLES WHERE DO PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): WE COME FROM.

[00:40:02]

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: RIGHT. AND IT'S SO FAR WE'VE GOT COMPUTER ASSEMBLY RIGHT IS SORT OF WHERE WE'VE NAILED DOWN. AND I'M JUST WONDERING IF THERE HAVE A MORE REALISTIC EXAMPLE.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: IS THAT THE RIGHT EXAMPLE, OR ARE THERE OTHERS TO ROUND THIS OUT BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW LIKE I DON'T IS THIS IS THAT IT OR IS THERE SOME OTHER, MORE EGREGIOUS INTERPRETATION OF THAT DEFINITION THAT WOULD BE, GIVE ME PAUSE ON WANTING TO APPROVE THAT USE, YOU KNOW, I'M SURE SPECTRUM.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: I KNOW PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): NO, I UNDERSTAND.

STEVEN WRABEL: SEE, THOUGH I SEE PETER DUNCAN'S ARE MUTED HIMSELF AND PETER I'LL DEFER TO YOU IF THAT'S SOMETHING YOU FEEL THAT YOU CAN SPEAK TO TONIGHT OR OR IF IT'S LEAN WANT TO GIVE SOME MORE THOUGHT TO STEVEN WRABEL: OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A AN EXISTING THEY CAN OFFICE BUILDING, AND I'M SURE THEY'VE BEEN TRYING TO MARKET IT TO TENANTS TO TO FILL THAT SPACE AND GET SOME VALUE OUT OF IT. SO, YOU KNOW, PETER, I'LL, I'LL DEFER TO YOU ON THIS.

PETER DUNCAN: AS YOU CAN. SO, UM, PETER DUNCAN: IT'S PRETTY SIMPLE. THE PETER DUNCAN: WE WERE ACTUALLY SURPRISED THAT WHAT PETER DUNCAN: THE USES THAT AVON GAVE UP OVER THE COURSE OF TIME THEY HAD WAREHOUSE THERE AND OTHER USES TO JUST GOT US STRICT OFFICE. AND SO MOST OF THE THINGS THAT WERE REQUESTING ARE VERY TYPICAL ANCILLARY USES PETER DUNCAN: THAT GO ALONG WITH GENERAL OFFICE. AND SO WE'RE TRYING TO GIVE OURSELVES THE FLEXIBILITY, BASED UPON PETER DUNCAN: THE TENANTS THAT WE'RE SEEING POTENTIAL AS POTENTIAL PETER DUNCAN: TENANTS FOR THIS APP FOR THIS ASSET. WE'RE TRYING TO GIVE OURSELVES THE FLEXIBILITY IN ADVANCE SO THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY GET DEALS DONE AND GET COMPLETED NOW.

PETER DUNCAN: WE HAVE BEEN AT THIS FOR A WHILE AND. AND YES, WE ARE TALKING TO TENANTS AND QUITE FRANKLY, WE'RE, YOU KNOW, WORKING ON, YOU KNOW, OPPORTUNITIES AND PETER DUNCAN: SO YES, WE, WE ARE TALKING TO PEOPLE AND TRYING TO GET DEALS DONE AND TRYING TO, YOU KNOW, TURN THIS INTO A PRODUCTIVE COMMERCIAL ASSET IN THE CITY OF RYE.

PETER DUNCAN: SO, PETER DUNCAN: OUR EXPERIENCE TELLS US THAT AND BASED UPON WHAT WE'VE SEEN OR OTHER SUBURBAN OFFICE PROPERTIES THAT THE FLEXIBILITY THAT WE'RE ASKING FOR, WHICH IS PROBABLY SOMETHING THAT AVON HAD PREVIOUSLY AND GAVE UP FOR WHATEVER REASONS THEY DID OVER THE COURSE OF TIME.

PETER DUNCAN: ALLOWS US TO BE ABLE TO LEASED SPACE TO TENANTS. SO I THINK WE WERE TRYING TO GIVE YOU GUYS PETER DUNCAN: BRACKETED YOU KNOW CONDITIONS FOR THESE USES AND, YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALWAYS WE'RE HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT THAT. DO WE HAVE PETER DUNCAN: OUR WE HAVE SOMEBODY ABSOLUTELY SPECIFIC THAT WE'RE DONE WITH THAT WE CAN COME TO YOU WITH A LIST OF THINGS. THE ANSWER IS NO. BUT WE'RE GETTING CLOSER.

PETER DUNCAN: AND SO WE KNOW THAT WE NEED THIS FLEXIBILITY AND I THOUGHT YOU KNOW THAT OUR APPROACH ON THIS WAS CORRECT, AND THAT WE WERE LIMITING IT WITHIN OUR PROPERTY.

PETER DUNCAN: NO, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF THINGS AS PETER FOR POINTED OUT.

PETER DUNCAN: YOU KNOW THAT CAN'T LEAVE OUR PROPERTY.

PETER DUNCAN: IT JUST KIND OF MADE SENSE TO US TO GIVE US THAT FLEXIBILITY.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: MAY I JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ASK, PETER.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: PETER FOR US SOME QUESTIONS.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OF COURSE, JULIE. IF YOU, IF JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: SO I'M TAKING OUR DISCUSSION TO LEAD TO THE CONCLUSION THAT YOU ARE MAYBE STEVE DON'T THINK THAT THERE IS JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ANY FURTHER LANGUAGE THAT YOU CAN COME UP WITH THAT WILL HELP US WITH THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN MANUFACTURING AND FINISHING AND ASSEMBLY.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: IS THAT, IS THAT WHERE WE ARE, OR DO YOU PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): KNOW, I DON'T. I THINK WE CAN CERTAINLY I THINK IN TERMS OF TRYING TO KIND OF TALK IT THROUGH. I THINK WE CAN CERTAINLY TRY TO DO MORE AND HELP AND HELP KIND OF MAKE THAT A LITTLE MORE CLEAR IN TERMS OF TEXT WITHIN THE ZONING.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE. I THINK WE PROBABLY. I MEAN, AGAIN, AS PETER SAID WE'RE WILLING TO KIND OF PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): WORK WITH YOU ON ON SPECIFIC TAX AND WORK WITH THE STAFF AND THE THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND AND YOU KNOW WHAT I WOULD SAY IS, WE'VE ALREADY TRIED TO DO THAT. A BUNCH AND AND WE WE DID WITH THE PLANNING COMMISSION, TRY TO NARROW IT DOWN.

[00:45:13]

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): BECAUSE IT IS SO DIFFICULT TO PIN DEPEND DOWN. I MEAN, WE COULD SAY, YOU KNOW, I, I CAN TELL YOU THAT ZONING DEFINITIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY SAY MANUFACTURING TAKES RAW MATERIALS AND TURNS IT INTO OTHER GOODS, BUT THAT'S NOT GOING TO HELP PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): KIND OF TELL YOU WHAT A MANUFACTURING FACILITY WOULD FEEL LIKE HERE AND WHY THAT'S NOT WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): BECAUSE LIKE YOU. YOU HAD SAID IT COULD BE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT COMPONENTS. AND SO WHAT WE SAID IS WE DON'T WE DON'T WANT ANY OF THAT. WE JUST WANT THE LESS INTENSE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THE THE THE USES THAT REQUIRE FEWER EMPLOYEES. SO WE KNOW WE CAN FIT THEM ALL IN THE BUILDING HAVE PLENTY OF SPACE.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND FEWER. FEWER TRUCKS NO CHEMICALS, THINGS LIKE THAT. AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE WERE WE'RE TRYING TO HIM IT IN IF THERE ARE OTHER IMPACTS THAT YOU THINK PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): MAKES SENSE TO KIND OF REGULATE IN THE ZONING PARADIGM. I THINK WE'RE, WE'RE CERTAINLY ALL EARS. STEVE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: LET LET, LET ME JUST ASK. AND THIS IS WITH RESPECT TO BOTH FINISHING AND JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: THE TESTING PARAGRAPH.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: YOU SAY NO DUST FUMES.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: THE WORD ODORS IS THERE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I'M NOT SURE IF THOSE ARE FUMES OR NOT, THEN YOU SPEAK TO A OFFENSIVE NOISE OR VIBRATIONS. HOW ABOUT NO NOISE OR VIBRATIONS PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): WELL, SO THAT THAT WOULD BE PRETTY CHALLENGING ONLY BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHEN CARS DO ENTER AN EXIT AND TRUCKS ENTER AND EXIT. THEY DO MAKE THEY DO MAKE A NOISE. AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE KIND OF PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): WE DON'T WANT IT. I DON'T WANT TO DEAL IN ABSOLUTES THAT WE CAN'T MEET. RIGHT. THAT WOULD BE THE LAST THING I WOULD WANT TO DO IS TO COME TO A BOARD AND SAY WE WILL NEVER DO THIS AND YOU SAY, BUT YOU JUST DID. SO I WOULDN'T WANT TO DO THAT BUT STEVE, I'M SORRY, YOU WERE GONNA SAY SOMETHING STEVEN WRABEL: WELL, I WAS GONNA SAY, YOU KNOW, TO SAY THAT YOU COULD HAVE KNOWN NOISE EXCEED THE BOUNDARIES OF YOUR PROPERTY. I THINK THAT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO ENFORCE IF THIS WAS A SINGLE FAMILY HOME.

STEVEN WRABEL: JUST OPENING AND SHUTTING MY CAR DOOR PROBABLY EXCEEDS THE BOUNDARIES OF MY PROPERTY. SO SUCH AN ABSOLUTE I THINK TO PETER'S POINT IS STEVEN WRABEL: TYPICALLY NOT COMMON IN ZONING, PARTICULARLY WITH NOISE BECAUSE NOISE AND CAPTURES SO MUCH STEVEN WRABEL: BUT I TO ECHO WHAT PETER SAID, I THINK WE ARE OPEN TO LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, MORE DETAILED LANGUAGE IF THERE ARE OTHER IMPACTS THAT YOU WANT US TO ADDRESS MR. MAYOR, YOU'RE RAISING SOME VERY GOOD POINTS TONIGHT. WE APPRECIATE THAT, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO BALANCE IS HOW DO WE STEVEN WRABEL: HOW DO WE TAKE THIS EXISTING BUILDING AND MAKE IT SOMETHING USEFUL FOR OURSELVES AND FOR THE CITY AND OBVIOUSLY OFFICE IS NOT WORKING AND AND STEVEN WRABEL: HOW DO WE ADD THESE NEW USES SO THAT WE CAN ATTRACT TENANTS.

STEVEN WRABEL: WITHOUT IMPACTING THE NEIGHBORS AND YOU KNOW ALL THE IMPACTS YOU'VE RAISED TONIGHT ARE THINGS THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION ABSOLUTELY CHEATED ON HIM AS WELL.

STEVEN WRABEL: WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT YOU KNOW THE BEST WAY TO HIM THEM INTO BOX THOSE IMPACTS INTO OUR SITE. AND IT'S AN ONGOING DISCUSSION AND WE'RE, WE'RE, WE'RE HAPPY TO KEEP HAVING STEVEN WRABEL: BUT WE, WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW IF YOU IF YOU TAILOR IT TOO MUCH. LET'S SAY WE STEVEN WRABEL: THE ASSEMBLY USES THE QUIET AS POSSIBLE ASSEMBLIES. IT'S PUTTING BOOK JACKETS ON HARDCOVER BOOKS AND WE TAILOR IT TO THAT.

STEVEN WRABEL: WELL, IF THE BOOK JACKET COMPANY LEAVES FIVE YEARS DOWN THE ROAD, YOU'RE BACK TO SQUARE ONE AND YOU CAN'T MARKET IT TO ANYBODY ELSE BECAUSE THE USE TO FIND THE TAYLOR, SO OBVIOUSLY THAT'S A BIT OF AN EXTREME EXAMPLE, AND WE GOT TO FIND THAT MIDDLE GROUND.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: BETWEEN THOUGH, RIGHT. SO I THINK WHAT WE'RE JUST ASKING IS, IS WHERE EXCESSIVE ALLOWS QUITE A BIT AND NO JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: IS NONE, I THINK SUBTLE OR MODERATE IS PROBABLY SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE THAT WE CAN AGREE ON WITH WITH THE RECOGNITION THAT SARAH POINTED OUT THAT THE MAYOR'S POINTED OUT THAT WE'RE LOOKING TO MITIGATE THE IMPACT JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: ON THE RESIDENTS THAT ARE DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET AND WITH FULL DISCLOSURE, I AM IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD RIGHT BEHIND THAT ONE. SO, SO, UM, JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: SO I DO YOU KNOW I FEEL THIS AND AND YOU KNOW, BUT I ALSO I WANT THIS TO BE A I DON'T WANT IT TO BE A SKELETON SITTING THERE. I WANT IT TO BE USED. I WANT IT TO BE USEFUL. I WANT THERE TO BE THE GOOD KIND OF ACTIVITY AND YOU KNOW THAT'S THAT'S PRODUCTIVE AND NOT JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: OVERWHELMING. SO I THINK, I THINK YOU YOU'VE GOT SOME WILLINGNESS HERE, YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO SEE THAT RESURRECTED, TOO, IN TERMS OF USE. BUT YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO PROTECT AGAINST SO SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE THERE. I THINK WE COULD FIND COMMON GROUND.

[00:50:12]

PETER DUNCAN: SO TO SORT OF BE CLEAR TO BE CLEAR.

PETER DUNCAN: WE A GOOD PORTION OF THIS BUILDING, WE ARE ASSUMING WILL BE KIND OF NORMAL OFFICE.

PETER DUNCAN: BUT WE DO BELIEVE THAT THESE ADDED USES ARE AGAIN GOING BACK TO I THINK STEVE SAID IT EARLY ON, IT'S TANTAMOUNT TO HAVING A MODEL SHOP WITHIN YOU KNOW AN ARCHITECT'S PETER DUNCAN: OFFICE OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES, AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOME FLEXIBILITY, JUST BASED UPON WHERE WE SEE THE DEMAND AND THE TENANTS TENANTS IN THE MARKET, ALL OF YOU KNOW, ALL OF WHOM PETER DUNCAN: THE CITY RYAN WOULD BE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE WITHIN YOU KNOW OUR BOUNDARIES AND YOU KNOW THE WAY NOISE, THINGS GET DEALT WITH AND PETER DUNCAN: AND OTHER THINGS IS THAT YOU KNOW THERE'S SOUND ATTENUATION, YOU KNOW, ENGINEERS AND DECIBEL LEVELS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. I WOULD SUGGEST TO YOU THAT PETER DUNCAN: I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THERE WILL BE ANY NOISE THAT COMES OUT OF THIS ANY OF THE USES THAT WERE PEOPLE THAT WERE TALKING TO PETER DUNCAN: THAT WILL COME ANYWHERE NEAR TO EXCEED WHAT COMES OFF OF 95 AND 287 AND AND THE TRAIN TRACKS SO I DON'T, YOU KNOW, TO ME, THAT'S NOT THAT BIG OF A BIG OF AN ISSUE AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AS IT HITS THE PROPERTY LINE AND SUCH.

PETER DUNCAN: SO WE'RE JUST TRYING TO GET THE FLEXIBILITY SO WE CAN GET THIS THING RUN IT AND MAKE IT A PRODUCTIVE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR THE CITY. RIGHT.

PETER DUNCAN: LET ME AS WELL AS HER SO JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: LET ME, LET ME JUMP JUMP IN AGAIN.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: PLEASE, BECAUSE I HAD A QUESTION WITH RESPECT TO TESTING PRODUCTS THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE LIMITATION WITHIN A FULLY ENCLOSED BUILDING JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WAS THAT DELIBERATE OR WAS THAT JUST JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AN END OF BURTON OMISSION. ARE YOU PLANNING ON HAVING OUTDOOR TESTING OF PRODUCTS.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SO IT, IT WAS DELIBERATE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): WE ARE THE. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF ANY TESTING THAT WOULD TAKE PLACE WOULD BE INSIDE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): BUT WHAT WHAT WE DIDN'T WANT TO DO IS PRECLUDE TESTING OF, I DON'T KNOW, BICYCLES OR SHOPPING CARTS, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): WHERE IT MIGHT BE OUTSIDE A LITTLE BIT PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND YOU KNOW, WE DIDN'T WANT PEOPLE TO SAY, OH MY GOSH, YOU CAN'T HAVE THAT OUTSIDE AND WE SAID OKAY WE WE GOOF. SO YES, IT WAS INTENTIONAL. IT WAS DELIBERATE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND AND THE GOAL. AGAIN, WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE BOUNDED THAT IMPACT BY SAYING, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GO OUT AND TAKE A SLEDGEHAMMER TO A BREAKOUT SIDE AND SEE HOW QUICKLY YOU CAN BREAK THAT DOWN.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): IT CAN'T BE LOUD. IT CAN'T BE OBNOXIOUS TO THE NEIGHBORS. SO WE HAVE TO BALANCE THAT SO WE WEEKEND WANTED TO LEAVE THE FLEXIBILITY.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): OPEN BUT RECOGNIZE THAT ANYTHING THAT HAPPENED OUTSIDE WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE SAME LIMITATIONS AND IN TERMS OF NOISE. SO OBVIOUSLY, ONCE YOU'RE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): THE, THE POTENTIAL TO ATTENUATE THE NOISE IS IS VERY DIFFICULT. SO IT WOULD HAVE TO BE A VERY QUIET.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): ACTIVITY.

PETER DUNCAN: AND WE CAN CERTAINLY LIMIT THAT TO BEHIND THE BUILDING, NOT ON MIDLAND AVENUE OR NOT UNPACK THAT. I MEAN, THAT'S PETER DUNCAN: I DON'T THINK THERE WAS ANY PETER DUNCAN: BY ANY THOUGHT THAT THERE EVER BEEN.

PETER DUNCAN: ANYTHING DONE ON THE EITHER OF THOSE SIDES OF THE BUILDING.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: THAT IT PETER. THANK YOU, THAT THAT BRINGS ME TO A QUESTION WITH RESPECT TO THE SELF STORAGE PARAGRAPH.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND SO PETER DUNCAN. I SEEM TO RECALL A CONVERSATION WITH YOU AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SOME TIME AGO NOW, IN WHICH, WITH RESPECT TO SELF STORAGE AND SIGNAGE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I THOUGHT YOU WERE SAYING THAT THE SIGNAGE WOULD JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ONLY BE ON THE RAILROAD TRACKS SIDE OF THE BUILDING, OTHER THAN A DISCRETE ENTRY WAY SIGN ON MIDLAND AVENUE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: IS THAT STILL THE PLAN.

PETER DUNCAN: YES, THAT'S STILL THE PLAN.

PETER DUNCAN: FOR YEAH FOR THE SELF STORAGE THAT WE AGREE TO THAT. YEP.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND THEN THERE'S THE JUST THE QUESTION OF ACCESS GENERALLY OR LET ME ASK FIRST, AND PETER FOR, OH, THIS, THIS MAY BE FOR YOU.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ARE WE TALKING ABOUT JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ACCESS TO THIS SITE ONLY THROUGH THE CURRENT MIDLAND

[00:55:03]

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ENTRANCE EXIT.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: IS THERE GOING TO BE JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: THERE IS A JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: THERE, THERE'S SOME SORT OF SUBSERVIENT ACCESS OFF PACK THAT I THINK WAS ONLY USED BY AVON FOR THE DAYCARE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: BUT JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AGAIN, I THOUGHT IN MY CONVERSATION WITH PETER DUNCAN, WITH RESPECT TO SELF, SELF STORAGE AT LEAST THE TRAFFIC WAS ALL GOING TO COME AND GO TO MIDLAND AND I WAS WONDERING IF THAT'S THE CASE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE GENERALLY SO, PETER DUNCAN: WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE. GENERALLY IT IS, UM, HOWEVER, CLEARLY, WE WANTED TO KEEP THE FLEXIBILITY FOR THAT AREA OF THE BUILDING, WHICH YES I GUESS WAS HOUSING THE DAYCARE THAT THAT IS THAT DOES HAVE THE ABILITY TO PETER DUNCAN: BE ACCESS STUFF A PACK BECAUSE THAT HAS BEEN VIEWED AND BY SOME OF THE GROUPS WHO ARE TALKING TO, TO BE USED AS POTENTIAL SHOW ROOM SPACE, YOU KNOW, ANSWER IT TO THEIR BUSINESS AND OR, YOU KNOW, KIND OF A PETER DUNCAN: HOW CAN I SHOW YOU I GUESS REALLY SHOW ROOM IS PROBABLY THE BEST PETER DUNCAN: BEST TERM TO USE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND I THINK MEAN RIGHT PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): PECK ALREADY HAS A LIMITATION ON TRUCKS EXISTING, IS THAT RIGHT CHRISTIAN CHRISTIAN. YEAH. OKAY. SO, I MEAN, IT'S NOT LIKE WE WOULD BE LOOKING TO, YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY BRING SEMI TRAILERS IN THERE, ANYTHING LIKE THAT. RIGHT. I MEAN, IT WOULD BE KIND OF LEAVING IT PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AS IS SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: WHAT WHAT LIMITATIONS, ACTUALLY THAT'S NEW TO ME. WHAT LIMITATIONS ON TRUCKS ARE THERE ON PACK BECAUSE I I USE THAT ROAD QUITE A BIT AND I HAVE SEEN A TON OF TRUCKS.

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: ON THE ROAD.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: BECAUSE OF THE, THE LAST MILE PROJECT EVERYTHING THAT WAS ONE OF THE CONCERNS ABOUT THAT IS THAT IT WAS GOING TO DUMP TRUCKS ON THE PACK WHICH IT HAS JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: AND THAT LITTLE HAVE THEM DO JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: THE PLACE WHERE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A SORT OF AT THE END OF PACK.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: WHERE THAT JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT ENTRANCE THAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT IS AND WHAT CONCERNS ME ABOUT THAT IS THAT IT'S A LITTLE DICEY COMING OUT OF THERE ANYWAY BECAUSE IT'S IT'S AROUND THE CORNER.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: AND IF YOU GET A BACKUP GOING IN OR OUT. YOU'RE NOT THAT FAR FROM THE LIGHT ON BOSTON POST ROAD SO MITIGATING THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC THAT'S COMING IN THERE WOULD BE A GOOD THING FOR OVERALL TRAFFIC FLOW AND TRAFFIC SAFETY.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: I DON'T MIND IF THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF, YOU KNOW, RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: BEFORE GETTING WAY OFF THE POINT HERE, THIS IS THE ZONING.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: I KNOW, I'M SORRY.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: AND THIS COULD GO ON ALL NIGHT.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: REALLY THE BIG ISSUE IS TO WE WANT TO MOVE THIS FORWARD.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: TO PUBLIC HEARING WHERE EVERYBODY ELSE CAN WEIGH IN ON SOME OF THESE SAME ISSUES BECAUSE THERE ARE RESTRICTIONS FOR TRAFFIC. YES, BUT ALL ALL TRAFFIC ISSUES WILL BE HANDLED.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: WHEN A SITE PLAN IS PRESENTED IN A TENANT HAS A USE IN THE MEANWHILE, I THINK WE GOT TO GO BACK. WE'RE GOING TO GET DOWN TO, IS THIS SOMETHING WE WANT TO CONSIDER FOR PUBLIC HERE, PLEASE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: LET LET ME JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ELABORATE ON THE POINT YOU MADE OR ASKED FOR ELABORATION, RICHARD.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WE'VE GOT AN EXISTING BUILDING AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT, IT'S FOR ALL OF BE FIVE CHRISTIAN. WHAT ELSE IS IN BE FIVE, PLEASE.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: WELL, THERE'S A SECOND PROPERTY THAT ALSO BETWEEN MIDDLING ON MIDLAND AVENUE. THAT'S ALSO IN THE BE FIVE TISSUE THAT DOES EXTEND ACROSS AND ENCOMPASS I HAVE TO CHECK MY ZONING MAP, BUT IT IS ALSO GO TO JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: THE MCI REALLY CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: NO, NO.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): NO IN BETWEEN.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): NINE AND FIVE AND 287 PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): ON MAITLAND AND THE RAILROAD TRACKS. RIGHT. SO THERE'S THAT PARCEL.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND THEN THE THE COURTYARD.

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: THE COURTYARD AREA.

STEVEN WRABEL: OKAY, SO THREE PARCELS OF JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: LAND. SO ONE OTHER ONE OTHER QUESTION.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WE'VE GOT AN EXISTING BUILDING AND JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: MY THOUGHT WAS THAT THAT BUILDING IS NOT GOING TO BE CHANGED MUCH. WHAT SORT OF SITE PLANNING GOES WITH JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: INTERIOR RENOVATIONS, SAY FOR INSTANCE, TO PUT IN MEDICAL OFFICES AND TO PUT IN SOMETHING, SOME SOME SOME LIGHT FINISHING AND AND ASSEMBLING HOW MUCH OF AN ORDER DOES OUR PLANNING COMMISSION HAVING THE WATER

[01:00:15]

STEVEN WRABEL: SO YOUR COAT STEVEN WRABEL: SO YOUR CODE REQUIRES SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN APPROVAL FOR ALMOST ANY CHANGE OF NON RESIDENTIAL USE IF IT PARTICULARLY IF IT'S A CHANGES PARKING REQUIREMENTS, BUT I BELIEVE. ALSO, IF THAT CHANGES THE INTERIOR LAYOUT OF THE BUILDING.

STEVEN WRABEL: SO IT WOULD BE UNLESS KRISTEN OR CHRISTIAN SHAKE THEIR HEADS KNOW I BELIEVE THAT WOULD BE A SITE PLAN APPLICATION TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION STEVEN WRABEL: AND THEY WOULD BE LOOKING AT ALL OF THE THINGS YOU WOULD LOOK AT IS IF YOU WERE PUTTING NEW DEVELOPMENT ON THE PROPERTY, YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE CHANGING THE USE, WHAT ARE THE SITE PLAN IMPACTS. AND ADDITIONALLY, DO YOU MEET THE CRITERIA FOR THIS USE THAT WE ARE SPELLING OUT IN THIS ZONING.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND STEVE, CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, AND I APOLOGIZE. IT'S BEEN A LITTLE WHILE SINCE I LOOKED AT THIS, BUT THESE USES WOULD BE ADDED AS SPECIAL EXCEPTION USES PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SO THESE ARE AT PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): YOU KNOW, PRIMARY PRINCIPLE PERMITTED USES THEIR SPECIAL EXCEPTION USERS, WHICH FALL UNDER PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): ANOTHER SECTION OF THE CODE WHICH WHICH GIVES THE PLANNING COMMISSION ADDITIONAL OVERSIGHT AND AND REQUIRES THE US TO MEET ADDITIONAL STANDARDS.

STEVEN WRABEL: THAT'S RIGHT. THEY'RE CALLED THE USES SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL STANDARDS IN YOUR CODE AND, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE QUESTIONS I THINK THE PLANNING COMMISSION ASKED ITSELF BEFORE THEM IS WHAT KIND OF STEVEN WRABEL: TOOLS. DO WE WANT TO HAVE IN PLACE TO PROPERLY ASSESS YOUR USE WHEN YOU COME BACK TO US FOR SITE PLAN APPROVAL AND THAT'S PART OF WHAT DROVE OUR CONDITIONS THAT YOU SEE IN OUR DRAFT LANGUAGE.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: SHOULD ALSO SAY IT'S A MATTER OF ZONING CONVENTION.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: THAT SOME OF THE USES THAT WE'RE HEARING DISCUSSED TONIGHT MIGHT BE CUSTOMARY AN INCIDENTAL TO A PRINCIPAL USE, BUT THEY'RE BEING CALLED OUT AS A PERMITTED USE SO CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: CERTAIN OF THESE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS IF YOU HAD A LARGE OFFICE BUILDING A VERY SMALL COMPONENT OF IT WAS USED FOR THIS TESTING OR MANUFACTURING, THAT WOULD BE IN ALL LIKELIHOOD CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: CONSISTENT WITH THE OVERALL PERMITTED USE. I MEAN, THE EXAMPLE THAT PETER USED OF AN ARCHITECT'S FIRM BUILDING MODELS OR SOMETHING. YEAH, WE CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: THAT WOULD ALL BE PERMITTED EVEN ABSENT THIS SPECIFIC LANGUAGE, IT'S NOT IT'S NOT NECESSARY FOR HIS OWN CODE TO CONTEMPLATE EVERY SINGLE USE RELATED WITHIN A USE CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: BUT I THINK SOME OF THAT'S BEING DONE OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION AS WELL AS TO BE AS AS TRANSPARENT AS POSSIBLE.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND TO PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): TO RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT THIS MIGHT BE A MULTI TENANT ID BUILDING JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: YES. SO GOING BACK TO RICHES POINT JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: SETTING AN OPEN MEETING ON THAT. I MEAN, THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THIS.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: DOESN'T PRECLUDE US FROM CONTINUING TO ASK THESE QUESTIONS, NOR HAVING THE PUBLIC DO SO, WHICH IS THE INTENTION OF DOING SO.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I'D LIKE TO SUGGEST, THOUGH, THAT WE SEE SOME CHANGED LANGUAGE FROM YOU IF YOU THINK YOU CAN FIX THE LANGUAGE. AND WHEN I SAY FIX SHARPEN THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN MANUFACTURING AND FINISHING AND IF, IF YOU CAN JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: IF YOU CAN TRY TO, YOU MAY REGARD IT AS AS AS AS GILDING ALREADY FINE WORK, BUT THE LIMITATION OF DUSTS FUMES. YOU'VE GOT OFFENSIVE NOISE OR VIBRATIONS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT OFFENSIVE IS DO YOU MEAN NUISANCE LEVEL SUB NUISANCE LEVEL.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ARE WE TALKING ABOUT ODORS, LIKE THE BIMBO BAKERY.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OVER IN GREENWICH, WHICH SOME PEOPLE PROBABLY MANY PEOPLE FIND ENORMOUSLY PLEASING. BUT IF I WERE LIVING ACROSS THE STREET FROM IT, IT WOULD DRIVE ME CRAZY.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WHAT HAP HOW, HOW, HOW CAN WE, HOW CAN WE TIGHTEN THIS UP A LITTLE SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: I, I'D ALSO LIKE TO ADD THAT I WAS ACTUALLY SURPRISED THAT WE WERE GOING TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT THE AGENDA.

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: IT. THERE'S NO REFERENCE TO SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING. IT'S JUST REVIEW AND DISCUSS AND I'M JUST THINKING IF I WAS SURPRISED IN ANY ONE OF OUR RESIDENTS.

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: READING THE AGENDA WOULD BE VERY SURPRISED. AND I JUST THINK IN TERMS OF BEING AS TRANSPARENT AS POSSIBLE AND MAKING SURE THAT THAT THE PUBLIC IS AWARE, AND IN PARTICULAR THE THE THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

[01:05:03]

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: I I WOULD I WOULD SAY SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: I WOULD DEFER TO THE MAYOR SUGGESTION WHICH IS TO TO TIGHTEN UP THE LANGUAGE AND THEN WE CAN COME BACK BECAUSE THERE'S NO REFERENCE TO SETTING A PUBLIC HEARING IN THE AGENDA.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: YOU ARE CORRECT. SORRY. I DIDN'T MEAN THAT AS MUCH AS WHEN WE LOOK AT THIS, THIS IS A REQUEST FOR EVENTUALLY RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: PUBLIC HEARING AND WE'RE GETTING OFF THE TRACK BY TALKING ABOUT THE WEIGHT OF TRUCKS AND ROADS AND WHATNOT. IT'S REALLY ALL ABOUT.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: ZONING TEXTS AMENDMENT THAT WE ARE SOME POINT TIME GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION AND YOU ARE CORRECT. THIS SHOULD NOT BE TONIGHT WE NEED TO MAKE A DECISION.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: IS JUST GOING TO MOVE FORWARD OR NOT JUST FOR ZONING TEXTS AMENDMENT, JUST TRYING TO BRING IT BACK TO WHAT OUR JOB IS A CITY COUNCIL NOW.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I SEE MARK POTRERO IS IS WITH US. AND WE'VE BEEN NEGLECTING HIM.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: IS THERE A PRESENTATION THAT YOU WISH TO OFFER US, OR SHOULD WE, SHOULD WE JUST GO ON.

MARC PETRORO: THERE WAS NO PRESENTATION. I WAS GOING TO DO SPECIFICALLY A LOT OF THE CONTEXT OF WHAT I PREPARED WAS THE PARKING RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE WERE PROVIDING FOR THOSE USES A LOT OF WHICH HAVE BEEN REVIEWED IN GREAT DETAIL BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OKAY, SO CAROLINA JOHNSON, COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAVE ONE QUESTION. AND IT'S VERY SIMPLE. WHAT'S THE MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY OF THE BUILDING.

CAROLINA JOHNSON, COUNCIL MEMBER: HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BEEN THERE, ONE TIME AND THEN THAT'LL BE SORT OF MAKE IT EASIER FOR US TO UNDERSTAND IF IT'S GOING TO BE LOTS OF CARS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE AND LOTS OF MOVING OR NOT.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): SO THAT THERE'S THERE'S NO MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY SET. I MEAN, THERE'S, THERE'S NOT AN OFFICE USE EITHER RIGHT WE KIND OF BASE IT ON PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): KIND OF INDUSTRY STANDARDS. SO I MEAN, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE THOUGHT IS TO RETURN IT THE BUILDING AND NOT YOU KNOW WE'RE NOT PUTTING A NEW PARKING. WE'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING ELSE WHO WOULD BE WITHIN THE EXISTING FOOTPRINT AND AND GENERALLY THESE TYPES OF USES REQUIRE PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): LESS BARKING AND LESS TRIPS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE USE WHICH DOES REQUIRE MORE, YOU KNOW, LITTLE BIT MORE PARKING, A LITTLE BIT MORE TRAFFIC THAN ITS STANDARD OFFICE.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): BUT THE OTHER USES. IN GENERAL, MUCH LESS SPACE. UNFORTUNATELY FOR MANY OF US, THE TREND HAS BEEN MORE PEOPLE IN SMALLER OFFICES.

PETER FEROE (AKRF, INC.): AND I THINK HERE WE'RE GOING TO KIND OF GO AWAY FROM THAT.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: ORIGINALLY THIS APPLICATION, THE CURRENT ZONING CODE THAT'S QUITE DATED BASIS PARKING ON THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES, WHICH IS NOT REALLY GOOD CONVENTION, IT'S BETTER TO BASE IT ON THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THE BUILDING.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO WITH THESE MORE CURRENT PARKING REQUIREMENTS BECAUSE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES CHANGE SO MARC PETRORO: YEAH, CHRISTIANS. CORRECT. SO A LOT OF THE ZONING CODE REFERENCES EMPLOYEES, WHICH IS HARD TO DETERMINE WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A SPECIFIC TENANT.

MARC PETRORO: AND A LOT OF MR PENALTIES AND THE STANDARDS ARE TO DO IT BASED ON ON THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THE BUILDING, BASED ON INDUSTRY STANDARD. SO THAT'S WHAT THE RECOMMENDED PARKING IS BASED ON MARC PETRORO: IS BASED ON SQUARE FOOTAGE JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: IF THERE ARE NO MORE QUESTIONS I'D LIKE TO PROPOSE THAT WE JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: PUT THIS ON THE AGENDA AGAIN FOR THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING, AND THAT WE ASK STEVE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: TO SEE IF JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: YOU CAN TRY TO COME UP WITH SOME LANGUAGE RESPONSIBLE RESPONSIVE TO THE POINTS WE'VE RAISED AND WE'RE EAGER TO MOVE THIS ALONG SO WE'D BE VERY HAPPY IF YOU WOULD TURN TO THAT AND AND GIVE US THAT OPPORTUNITY.

STEVEN WRABEL: WILL DO. MR. MAYOR, WE'LL PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: CHRISTIAN. DO WE NEED ANY FORMALIZATION OF THAT OR CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: NO, I DON'T THINK SO. NO.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OKAY, THANKS. THANK YOU WILL CAROLINA JOHNSON, COUNCIL MEMBER: TWO.

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: YEARS AND MARTIN YOU STEVEN WRABEL: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

STEVEN WRABEL: HAVE A NICE NIGHT, EVERYONE YOUTUBE SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: IF I COULD JUST ADD ONE THING FOR THE STAFF FOR THE FOR OUR CITY STAFF. I KNOW THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, DURING THE PANDEMIC.

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: NOTIFYING THE INTERESTED PARTIES IS YOU KNOW WHEN WHEN THE PUBLIC HEARING IS SET CAN BE DIFFICULT. AND I KNOW THAT WITH

[01:10:06]

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: WITH OUR OSBORNE PUBLIC HEARING. THERE WERE A NUMBER OF RESIDENTS WHO DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE UPCOMING HEARING. AND I'M JUST WONDERING IF THERE'S ANY EXTRA STEPS THAT CAN BE TAKEN ANY EXTRA MEASURES ADDITIONAL NOTIFICATIONS, JUST WHEN THE TIME COMES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

[4. Presentation of the proposed FY 2021 Budget by the City Manager.]

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: IN PARTICULAR, THAT'S THAT'S THAT'S NEXT TO AVON THE RESIDENTS ARE AWARE OF THIS, I, YOU KNOW, JUST SORT OF MULL IT OVER.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: YEAH, LIKE THE OSBORNE, WE PUT IT ON THEM. RIGHT. THEY GAVE A NOTIFICATION TO LIKE WITHIN A RADIUS. AND SO IT'S WHEN WE DO THE PUBLIC HEARING AND I THOUGHT THAT WE COULD GET THE APPLICANT TO GIVE THAT NOTICE SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: SO GREAT. THERE'S USUALLY A PROTOCOL AND I'M SURE KRISTIN. KRISTIN CAN SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: ELABORATE ON THAT, BUT I'M JUST WONDERING IF THERE'S ANYTHING WE CAN DO. IN ADDITION, GIVEN OUR SITUATION WITH THE PANDEMIC.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: SO I HAVE SOME JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: CONTACTS IN RIGHT COLUMN AGES, PEOPLE WHO HAVE JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: EMAILED ME OVER, OVER TIME, I MAY EVEN HAVE EITHER THE PRESENT OR PAST CO OP OR CONDO BOARD PRESIDENTS EMAIL I CAN LOOK FOR THAT AND LET THEM KNOW JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: CREW KRISTEN, IF THAT IS IN FACT WITHIN THE SCOPE OF WHAT WHAT WHAT THE CITY SHOULD DO.

KRISTEN WILSON: WELL, THERE, THERE ARE REQUIREMENTS THAT STEVE IS WELL AWARE OF IN TERMS OF NOTICING.

KRISTEN WILSON: THAT INCLUDES PUTTING UP A SIGN, WHICH IS PROBABLY THE MOST READILY VISIBLE WAY OF KNOWING A PUBLIC HEARING IS KRISTEN WILSON: COMING UP, THERE ARE ALSO NOTIFICATIONS WITHIN A CERTAIN KRISTEN WILSON: DISTANCE OF THE PROPOSED ACTION THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IF THERE ARE ADDITIONAL NOTICE PROCEDURES THAT WE WOULD LIKE THE APPLICANT TO VOLUNTARILY COMMIT TO WE CAN CERTAINLY SUGGEST, THOUGH, THAT THE NEXT MEETING OR WHENEVER THE PUBLIC HEARING IS SET.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: AS A MATTER OF PRACTICE FOR ZONING CHANGE. THE ONLY NOTICE THAT'S REQUIRED BY LAW IS NOTIFICATION IN THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: THAT'S IT. BUT IT'S A MATTER OF PRACTICE, THE CITY OF RYE PUTS UP SIGNS ON THE PROPERTY, WHICH IS WHAT WE DID, MOST RECENTLY FOR OSBORNE, AS WELL AS I THINK A 500 FOOT NOTIFICATION DISTANCE ALL AROUND THE PROPERTY.

CHRISTIAN MILLER, CITY PLANNER: WE CAN DO OTHER ENHANCEMENTS, BUT THE SIGN TURNED OUT TURNS OUT TO BE ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: NOW I'M SURE IT IS. I'M JUST WONDERING WITH THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH A PANDEMIC, YOU KNOW, WITH PEOPLE STUCK AT HOME OR AND I I HEAR YOU. THAT ABOUT, YOU KNOW, SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: YOU KNOW, TRYING OUR BEST TO GET THE NOTICES OUT. BUT IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT WE CAN DO, AND PERHAPS AS THE MAYOR SUGGESTS IT'S IT'S A MATTER OF, YOU KNOW, THE COUNCIL MEMBERS IF WE KNOW ANYBODY LETTING LETTING PEOPLE KNOW SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: JUST SO THAT THERE IS THAT THAT ABILITY FOR FOR PEOPLE TO ATTEND.

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: WHEN THE PUBLIC HEARING IS IS THAT JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OKAY, AGAIN, JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: THANK YOU.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND WE'LL MOVE ALONG.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: SO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS PRESENTATION OF THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET BY THE CITY MANAGER.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: GREG. YOU'RE ON.

ALL RIGHT.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THANK YOU MR. MAYOR. I'M GOING TO KICK THINGS OFF, PROVIDING THE OVERVIEW AND THEN JEFF WAS A NO GO INTO GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: GREATER DETAIL AND THE PARTICULARS.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON WE DELIVERED TO YOU THE RECOMMENDED 2021 BUDGET TOMORROW MORNING, THE BUDGET, ALONG WITH TONIGHT'S PRESENTATION WILL BE POSTED ON THE CITY'S WEBSITE.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR IS $40.58 MILLION AND WILL REQUIRE AN INCREASE IN REAL PROPERTY CHAT AND THERE'S NO PROPERTY TAX RATE OF 4.19% WHICH IS WITHIN OR BELOW THE MANDATED TAX CAP.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: AND COMPOSING THE 2021 BUDGET. I'M STRUCK BY WHAT WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN THE LAST NINE MONTHS AND HOW THIS IS IMPACTING BOTH NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET.

[01:15:01]

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: AND POSSIBLY BUDGETS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, AND NAVIGATING 2020 WE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO RETHINK MODIFY AND ADJUST. MANY OF THE CITY'S OPERATIONS. A NUMBER OF THESE CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: A NUMBER OF THE CHANGES MADE REGARDING THE DELIVERY ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES IN PARTICULAR ARE NOW MORE EFFICIENT AND CONVENIENT FOR RESIDENTS.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: AS I LOOK TOWARDS NEXT YEAR AND POSSIBLY 2022 WE MUST COMPOSE BUDGETS, WITH LESS THAN PERFECT INFORMATION.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: PAST ASSUMPTIONS OF YEAR OVER YEAR GROWTH OR CHANGES AND REVENUE AND EXPENSES IS NO LONGER AS SIMPLE AS AN INFLATION ADJUSTMENT OR A DECISION ON HOW TO STAFF CERTAIN SERVICES.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: RATHER, WE ARE FORCED TO MAKE PROJECTIONS WITH RELY ON FACTORS. WE'VE NEVER FACED BEFORE IT'S AN UNDERESTIMATE. IT'S AN UNDERSTATEMENT TO SAY THAT THE NEED FOR CONTINUED FINANCIAL FLUIDITY WILL REMAIN WELL INTO 2020 GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: WITH THAT AS A BACKDROP, THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR IS IN DIRECT REFLECTION OF THE VAST KNOWLEDGE IN THE GAME THIS YEAR.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THE THEMES AND CHALLENGES IDENTIFIED IN THE BUDGET LETTER, A COMPANY LAST YEAR'S BUDGET HAVE BEEN NOW RESOLVED AND REFLECTED A NEW THE THEMES AND LONGER TERM GOALS THAT WERE IDENTIFIED IN THE 2020 BUDGET HAVE NOT CHANGED, BUT RATHER HAVE BEEN MODIFIED TO REFLECT OUR NEW NORMAL.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: AS I NOTED LAST YEAR AND THROUGHOUT 2020 RISE AND EXTRAORDINARY IS EXTRAORDINARILY FORTUNATE RELATIVE TO MANY OTHER COMMUNITIES.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THAT CAN BE BEST SCENE WHEN COMPARING OUR EARLY FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS IN MAY TO OUR CURRENT EXPECTED YEAR END RESULTS.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THE CITY WAS WELL POSITION GOING INTO 2020 AS A RESULT OF OUR WELL FUNDED RESERVES AND OUR CONSERVATIVE BUDGETING.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: OUR ABILITY TO DELIVER A CENTRAL SERVICES WAS LARGELY UNDER, UNDER, UNDER AN INTERRUPTED IN SPITE OF THE PENDANT. THIS WAS THE DIRECT RESULT OF THE DEDICATION OF THE CITY STAFF AND THE PATIENTS IN COOPERATION OF THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: BEFORE JOE REVIEWS THE BUDGETING TELL IN DETAIL, I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT SOME CRITICAL ITEMS THAT ARE INCLUDED.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: WITH REGARD TO SALES AND USE TAXES SALES TAXES ARE APPROXIMATELY 8% OF OUR OPERATING BUDGET.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: ALTHOUGH COLLECTIONS FOR 2020 WERE IMPACTED SIGNIFICANTLY FOR THE PERIOD BETWEEN MID MARCH AND JUNE WE HAVE SEEN A MEANINGFUL RECOVERY IN RECENT MONTHS, AND WE ARE NOW ON TRACK TO EXCEED OUR 2020 BUDGET.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: AS NOTED AS I NOTED IN THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY IS ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL OF COUNTIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE THAT HAS EXPERIENCED FLAT OR EVEN SLIGHTLY HIGHER IN SALES TAX COLLECTION THIS YEAR.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: IN EARLY APRIL I FROZE ALL HIRING CITYWIDE INCLUDING FILLING POSITIONS OF RETIRING EMPLOYEES.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THIS ALLOWS THE CITY TO NAVIGATE THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF THE COVERT LEAD ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN AS WE AS WE LOOK TO NEXT YEAR. WE ARE NOW BEGINNING TO FILL THE CRITICAL POSITIONS ACROSS THE PARK.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: LIKE OTHER SUSPENDED POSSESSIONS. I CHOSE NOT TO FAIL THE ASSISTANT TO THE HEAD OF PUBLIC WORKS AS WELL AS THE ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER POSITIONS.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THE PROPOSED 2021 BUDGET, THE SAME SPILLING ALL OPEN POSITIONS IN RECENT MONTHS, I TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW ALL CITY DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING THEIR STAFFING NEEDS.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: A DETAILED SUMMARY OF STAFFING BY DEPARTMENT CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 12.3 AND THE PROPOSED BUDGET DOCUMENT THAT YOU HAVE WITH AND I'M GOING TO BE COVERED IN SOME DETAIL BY JOE IN JUST A MINUTE.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: FOR 2020 WE HAD FIVE EMPLOYEES RETIRE OR RESIGNED PUBLIC WORKS TO IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IN ONE IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE BUDGET REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF TWO NEW POSITIONS CITYWIDE ONE IN THE IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE AND ONE ADDITIONAL POSITION IN THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: NO SINGLE CITY DEPARTMENT LAST YEAR WITH MORE IMPACTED BY COVEN THAN RECREATION, BEGINNING IN MARCH, EVERY PROGRAM FOR THE YEAR WAS EITHER CANCEL OR OR MODIFIED GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THE HEROIC AND TIRELESS EFFORTS OF THE REC STAFF AND SADLY ROLAND AND AARON, IN PARTICULAR, RESULTED IN A CREATIVE ALTERNATIVE THROUGHOUT THIS MOST DIFFICULT YEAR GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: HOWEVER, THE STARK REALITY OF THE FINANCIAL IMPACT WAS SPELLED WITH THE CANCELLATION OF SUMMER CAMP. THE SINGLE BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO THE DEPARTMENT'S REVENUES.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: FOR 2021 WE ARE PROJECTING THAT RECREATION WILL BE COVERED IMPACTED FOR AT LEAST A PORTION OF NEXT YEAR, THE EXPENSE RECOVERY FOR 2021 IS PROJECTED TO BE 36 AND A HALF PERCENT BUT BELOW THE TARGET OF 40%. IT IS, HOWEVER, REFLECTIVE OF THE EXPECTED MODIFICATIONS LIKELY AND GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: INCLUDING TAM.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: WITH THE SETTLEMENT OF THE FIREFIGHTERS UNION CONTRACT. WE NOW HAVE NO OPEN UNION CONTRACTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS.

[01:20:03]

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: WE HAVE TAKEN THIS TIME TO TO UNDERTAKE THE TRANSITION OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT COMMAND TO AN ALL CAREER STAFF, ALONG WITH THE APPROPRIATE AND COST EFFECTIVE SHIFT STAFFING IN THE FIRE.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: WITH THIS TRANSITION COMES EXPENSES RELATED TO THE FIRE ACADEMY AND OTHER OFFICER TRAIN IN RECENT WEEKS, WE HAVE HIRED TWO ADDITIONAL FIREFIGHTERS THAT ARE MOVING AHEAD WITH HIRING. TWO MORE.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THESE ARE EXPECTED TO BE FILLED IN EARLY JANUARY. THIS WILL COMPLETE THE COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE AUTHORIZED STAFFING AND WILL BEGIN BRINGING EXPENSES ON YOUR FURTHER CONTROL. I DO EXPECT EXTRAORDINARY EXPENSES IN BOTH GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: AND GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: AS WE COMPLETE STAFFING AND FROM AND STRUCTURE TO THE PROPOSED 2021 FIRE DEPARTMENT BUDGET AS AN INCREASE OF $280,000 OVER PROJECTED 20 RESULTS.

[5. Consideration to set a public hearing on the 2021 Budget for December 2, 2020.]

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: HOWEVER, IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT APPROXIMATELY $350,000 OF THE 21 BUDGET IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO OVERTIME DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE FIRE ACADEMY TRAINING AN OFFICER TRAINING.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: AS I NOTED THIS SUMMER STATE. THE STATE IS FORMALLY KNOWN NOTIFIED THAT ALL JURISDICTIONS IN THE STATE ARE BEING REDUCED BY 20% OF THE STATE AS BEING REDUCED BY 20% FOR THIS YEAR.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: AND THAT WE SHOULD EXPECT THE SAME FOR 21 AS A RESULT WE'VE WE BUDGETED OR REDUCTION $242,000 IN 2021 AND STAYED GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: WITH US A VERY ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN. THIS YEAR, THE FEDERAL RESERVE HAS REDUCED SHORT TERM INTEREST RATES TO NEARLY ZERO GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: BECAUSE THE CITY RECEIVED 70% OF ITS TOTAL REVENUES EARLY IN THE YEAR AND INVEST THOSE CASH RESERVES AND STILL NEEDED FOR EXPENSES.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THE SAME DEBT PER STARLINGS AREN'T IMPORTANT FACTOR IN OUR ANNUAL BUDGET FOR 2021 WE'RE BUDGETING INTEREST RATINGS WILL BE DOWN ALMOST $200,000 VERSUS 2020 GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THIS YEAR, THE CITY AS MAY MADE ITS FINAL PAYMENT ON CERTAIN OUTSTANDING DEBT FREE UP A LITTLE OVER $700,000 IN ANNUAL THAT SERVICE.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: HOWEVER, WITH THE SIGNIFICANT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM UNDERWAY AND THE EXPECTATION THAT THE CITY MAY NEED TO BORROW AT SOME POINT NEXT YEAR.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THE PROPOSED BUDGET ASSUMES $350,000 OF DEBT SERVICE FOR NEXT YEAR. THIS REFLECTS IN ASSUME BAR WE BY MID YEAR DANIEL EXPENSE WILL INCREASE TO $700,000 APPROXIMATELY IN THE 2020 13 BUDGET.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THE 2021 PROPOSED BUDGET CALLS FOR 1.65 MILLION OF ST RESURFACING THIS AMOUNT $600,000 IS INCLUDED IN THE PROPERTY TAX LEVY A REDUCTION OF $200,000 FROM THE 2020 BUDGET, THE REMAINING FUNDS COME FROM STATE AID CITY SURCHARGES AND AND ASSUME ASSIGN FUND BALANCES.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: LASTLY, I CANNOT OVERSTATE HOW OVERSTATE HOW DYNAMIC THIS BUDGET IS AND HOW WE MAY OR WILL LIKELY NEED TO REVIEW AND MODIFY AS THE YEAR PROGRESSES.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: HOWEVER, THE BUDGET PRESENTED HERE DOES REFLECT WE'VE WHAT WE'VE LEARNED AND EXPERIENCED THIS YEAR.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: IT ALSO REFLECTS THE EXTREMELY STRONG FINANCIAL POSITION. THE CITY HAD GOING INTO 2020 TO STAY WITHIN THE TAX CAP DEPARTMENT HEADS IN THE CITY COMPTROLLER LOOK CRITICALLY AT EVERY ASPECT OF CITY OPERATIONS, WE DO NOT TAKE THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND TRUSTED IN US LIFE.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: AND ON A FINAL NOTE IN PAST BUDGET LETTERS CITY MANAGERS AND SPECIFICALLY BANK DEPARTMENT HEADS AND THE COMPTROLLER GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THIS BUDGET AGAIN REFLECTS THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND JOE PACINO AND HIS STAFF SPECIFICALLY GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: HOWEVER, IT IS WORTH NOTING THAT THE ENTIRE CITY STAFF SHOULD BE BANK FOR WORK THIS YEAR.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: WITHOUT EXCEPTION, THEY CONTINUE TO DELIVER CRITICAL CITY SERVICES UNDER EXTRAORDINARY UNDER EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES, THE FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THIS YEAR AND THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR REFLECT THEIR WORK IN MY SINCERE THANKS EACH OF THEM.

JOB.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: THANK YOU GREG. THANK YOU. CITY COUNCIL, MR. MAYOR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: THIS IS MY FIRST BUDGET, WHERE I DON'T HAVE A HUMONGOUS CROWD BEHIND ME WATCHING. SO IT'S A LITTLE DIFFICULT FOR ME HERE TO PRESENT, BUT I'LL DO MY BEST.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SO LET ME SEE IF I CAN SHARE THIS SLIDESHOW WITH YOU AND HOLD ON ONE SEC.

OKAY.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OKAY. CAN EVERYBODY SEE THE SLIDESHOW.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OK, I CAN. GREAT.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OKAY, SO AS GREG MENTIONED, WE'RE GOING TO START WITH THE PROPERTY TAX LEVY CALCULATION IS THE HIGHEST LEVEL PROBABLY THAT YOU'LL SEE IT'S ON PAGE THREE DASH THREE OF YOUR BUDGET BOOK, UM,

[01:25:02]

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AND BASICALLY JUST WANTED TO GO OVER THE HIGH POINTS. SO, TOTAL GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES FOR THE ARAB $40,585,000 JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: LESS THE GENERAL FUND REVENUES, OTHER THAN PROPERTY TAXES OF 12,864,000 YOU ALSO HAVE APPROPRIATED FUND BALANCE OF 1.25 MILLION, WHICH LEAVES OUR PROPERTY TAX LEVY TO BALANCE OUR BUDGET.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: THIS YEAR 2021 PROPERTY TAX LEVY IS 26,516,000 114 LEVY INCREASE OF $1,099,000 OVER THE 2020 BUNCH OF THE TAX LEVY JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: TAXABLE ASSESSED VALUATION IS UNDER 41,347,000 WHICH IS ALMOST FLAT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. IT'S A COUPLE OF THOUSAND DOLLARS OFF.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: ALL OF THIS TRANSLATES TO A TAX RATE OF 187,000 I'M SORRY $187 AND 60 CENTS PER THOUSAND OF US THOUSAND DOLLARS OF ASSESSED VALUATION.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OTHER ONES IMPORTANT NUMBER TO NOTE HERE IS THE TAX CAP NUMBER. SO ALL OF THIS ALL IN. WE COME IN AT $47,000 UNDER THE TAX CAP FOR 2021 JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AS YOU CAN SEE, THIS IS A COMPARISON YEAR OVER YEAR. LAST YEAR WE HAD AT 1.87% TAX RATE INCREASE THIS YEAR, WE HAVE A 4.19% TAX RATE INCREASE JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SOME OTHER THINGS TO NOTE, THIS YEAR WE WERE ABLE TO RAISE TAXES SO MUCH THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF THE CARRYOVER THAT WE WERE ALLOWED LAST YEAR WE WE WERE ALLOWED TO GO UP MUCH MORE, BUT WE WIND UP CARRYING OVER AMOUNT OF $391,000 WE KEPT TAXES LOW LAST YEAR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: THIS YEAR WE ARE ALLOWED TO RAISE TAXES AS YOU COULD SEE BY ABOUT $1.2 MILLION. AND SO WE'RE RIGHT AROUND THAT NUMBER FOR THIS YEAR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: ONE NUMBER OF THAT WE'RE ALSO SEEING HERE IS THE RETIREMENT EXEMPTION OF ALMOST $160,000 AND WE'LL GET INTO THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE BUT IT'S BASICALLY JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: WHEN THE STATE ALLOWS FOR AN EXEMPTION BECAUSE OF THE RETIREMENT RATES BEING EXCESSIVE AND THIS CASE THEY WERE BOTH DOUBLE DIGITS, WHICH WE'LL TALK ABOUT A LITTLE BIT. SO WE WERE ABLE TO OFFSET SOME OF THAT INCREASE FROM RETIREMENT RATES TO OFFSET TO ADD TO OUR TAX CAP TOTAL JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OKAY, SO NOT AS IMPORTANT TO SHOW HOW WE GET TO THE TAX LEVY INCREASE IN THIS NEXT SLIDE, WE'LL DO SOME HOPEFULLY HELP YOU WITH THAT.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SO JUST GOING THROUGH THIS. THIS IS THE CHANGE AND OPERATING EXPENDITURES YEAR OVER YEAR INCREASE IN OPERATING EXPENSES IS ABOUT 440 $5,000 JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: REVENUES OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY TAX LEVY ACTUALLY WENT DOWN THIS YEAR. SO THAT'S AN INCREASE THE PROPERTY TAX LEVY BECAUSE WE HAVE TO GET TAXES. WE HAVE TO GET MONEY FROM ANOTHER SOURCE AND IN THIS CASE IT IS THE PROPERTY TAX LEVY JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SO THAT'S ABOUT $476,000 USE OF FUND BALANCE FOR MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT IS DOWN THIS YEAR BECAUSE THE EXPENSES WERE DOWN SO 150 $2,000 MORE COMES FROM THE TAX RATE AND THE USE OF PROPERTY TAXES TO FUND CAPITAL EXPENDITURES IS DOWN $25,000 THIS YEAR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: LAST YEAR WE HAD BUDGETED $800,000 FOR STREET RESURFACING IN THE PROPERTY TAX LEVY AND ANOTHER HUNDRED AND $25,000 FOR BUILDING AND VEHICLE FUNDS.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: THIS YEAR WE'RE USING $600,000 FOR THE STREET RESURFACING WHICH WAS OUR NUMBER THAT WE INITIALLY JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: BAKED INTO THE TAX RATE. A FEW YEARS AGO, PLUS ANOTHER 350 5300 $50,000 TO OFFSET THE LOSS OF SOME OF WHICH WE'LL GET INTO IT LATER. BUT IT'S MORE, IT'S TO OFFSET SOME OF THE DECREASE IN THE JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: BOND PAYMENTS. SO THEY'LL KEEP THAT MONEY IN THE TAX RATE AND WON'T. WE WON'T BE HIT AS HARD GOING FORWARD. SO THIS ALL TRANSLATES TO THE PROPERTY TAX RATE INCREASE OF PROPERTY TAX LEVY INCREASE, AS I SAID, HAVE A MILLION.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: ME ONE SECOND, PLEASE.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: BEFORE WE GET INTO 2021. I JUST WANT TO KIND OF TOUCH ON JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OBVIOUSLY, JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: WE I THINK WE'VE RUSHED ON US A FEW TIMES OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS. SO NOTHING HERE SHOULD BE A SURPRISE TO ANYBODY IN TERMS OF HOW WE GOT TO WHERE WE FINISHED THE YEAR SO JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: BEFORE WE GET INTO THAT, I JUST WANT TO GO OVER SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WE BUDGET VERSUS THE ACTUAL 2020 PROJECTIONS JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SO BASED ON OUR 2020 PROJECTIONS. WE EXPECT THE CITY TO BE IN AN OVERALL DEFICIT OF ABOUT $3 MILLION

[01:30:01]

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: BUT ON THE SURFACE. THAT LOOKS LIKE A BAD THING, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY A GOOD THING WE HAD USED WE HAD PLANNED FOR A PLAN USED TO FUND BALANCE OF $3.9 MILLION IN THE 2020 BUDGET. SO WE'RE ACTUALLY DOING ABOUT $940,000 BETTER THAN WE HAD ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO LAST YEAR.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: JUST JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: EXCUSE ME.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: JUST TO CLARIFY, SO YOU EVER BEEN PART OF THAT WAS GOING INTO CAP THAT'S EXACTLY IT WASN'T THE USE OF FUN BALANCE FOR OPERATIONS.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: CORRECT MONEY BEING TRANSFERRED TO THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUNDS.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: YES. NO MONEY WAS USED FOR OPERATING EXPENDITURES OF THAT 3.9 MILLION JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS YEAR IN YEARS PAST, IS THAT THE SAVINGS CAME FROM EXPENSES COMING IN LESS THAN BUDGET AND THAT WAS THROUGH MEASURES TAKEN BY CITY STAFF AND BY SOME, YOU KNOW, FORTUNATE JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN IT CAME TO INSURANCE. THE REVENUES IN THE PAST HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE ONES THAT HAVE KIND OF ADDED TO THIS.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT A SURPLUS AT THE END OF THE YEAR. WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT THIS YEAR. UNFORTUNATELY, BECAUSE OF THE AND THAT'S DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE PAN TO THE PANDEMIC, SO JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AGAIN, BECAUSE WE CAME IN $940,000 BETTER THAN WE THOUGHT WE WOULD, WE WILL HAVE SOME MONEY AT THE FOR NEXT YEAR TO PUT TOWARDS CAPITAL ONCE AGAIN AND I JUST WANTED TO GO INTO SOME OF THESE ITEMS AS WE LOOK AT THEM ON A LIST HERE, JUST KIND OF JUST DEEP HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THEM FOR YOU.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SO, EXCLUDING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE RECREATION DEPARTMENTS ARE MENTIONED BELOW WE HAD SAVINGS OF 840 $8,000 JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: FROM VACANT POSITIONS AS GREG MENTIONED THERE WAS A HIRING FREEZE AND THIS IS THE LARGEST COMPONENT OF THE SAVINGS. IF YOU LOOK AT THE TOTAL NUMBER, THERE'S UPS AND DOWNS BUT THE LUCK. IF YOU LOOK AT BASICALLY IS GENERATED FROM THE HIRING FREEZE AND THE VACANT POSITIONS.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: FIRE SALARIES AND WAGES. WE TALKED ABOUT THE OVERTIME BEING UP JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: KIND OF OFFSET BY SOME OF THE VACANT POSITIONS THEY ARE AS WELL. WE HAD CONSULTANTS.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: INCREASE THIS YEAR DUE TO THE RETIREMENT OF LONGTIME ASSESSOR NOREEN WOODY, SHE BECAME A CONSULTANT FOR THE CITY. WE ALSO HAD SOME ADDITIONAL CONSULTING WORK FROM THE BILLING DEPARTMENT DO TWO MORE ACTIVITY OR DIFFERENT PROJECTS THERE.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: FICA EXPENSE AND IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE DECREASE IN SALARIES AND WAGES ABOVE JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: WORKERS COMPENSATION JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: WE HAD BUDGETED FOR A FLAT AMOUNT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: PREMIUM WAS ACTUALLY FLAT COMPARED WITH DOWN FOR THE 2019 BUDGET AND THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO 2020 WE BUDGETED A FLAT, LEVEL OF 19 BUT THAT NUMBER ACTUALLY DECREASED IN 20 AS WELL. SO THERE ARE SOME SAVINGS THEIR JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE. SAME DEAL WE BUDGETED A 10% TAX RATE 10% HEALTH INSURANCE INCREASE ON BOTH HELP EMPLOYEE AND RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE AND THOSE NUMBERS ARE BOTH DOWN THIS YEAR AS RACE CAME IN BASICALLY FLAT COMPARED TO 2019 SO THERE WERE SAVINGS THERE.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: POPULAR EIGHT AND RECREATION NET COST WE HAD BUDGETED A OVERALL LOSS OF $1.85 MILLION JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AND THAT'S NOT ALL. THAT'S A BASIC NOT A LOSS, BUT OBVIOUSLY COST RECOVERY. WE ONLY RECOUP PART OF THE COSTS OF RECREATION PROGRAMS THAT WAS THE OVERALL JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: EXPENSE TO THE CITY AND DUE TO THE GREAT WORK OF SELLING AIR AND OTHERS AT THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT THAT NUMBER IS ACTUALLY $75,000 BETTER THAN WE HAD THOUGHT JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AGAIN, COBY EXPENSES THAT WE DIDN'T ANTICIPATE 170 $6,000 WHERE WHERE WE HAVE SUBMITTED ABOUT $53,000 TO FEMA FOR REIMBURSEMENT THERE.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: I THINK IT'S A GOOD JOB WHICH ONE I THINK YOU'VE SAID IT BEFORE, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMIND EVERYONE GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: A LOT OF THE EXPENSES THAT WE INCUR RECOVERED RELATED OR NOT REVERSIBLE OR NOT BEEN DEEMED TO BE REVERSIBLE BY FEMA AND THAT PARTICULARLY INVOLVES THINGS LIKE GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: TECHNOLOGY. WE ARE ANTICIPATING, WE KNOW THAT IT'S GOING TO BE ADDITIVE OVER THE YEARS AND THAT WE'RE MUCH BETTER OFF THAN WE WERE THAT THOSE UNANTICIPATED EXPENSES ARE NOT GOING TO BE REIMBURSED AND TO SOME DEGREE. CORRECT.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS ON EXPENSES ARE CORRECT, YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING ELSE ON EXPENSES. BEFORE I MOVE ON.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OKAY.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: NOW THE OTHER SIDE OF THINGS. IT'S ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS SOME OF THESE REVENUES. WE'VE TALKED ABOUT A LOT OF THEM ALL YEAR LONG.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: INTEREST INCOME HAD ONCE AGAIN BECOME A SIGNIFICANT SOURCE OF REVENUE FOR THE CITY CLOSE TO 600 OVER $600,000 LAST YEAR IN 2019 AND ACTUAL INCOME. WE ARE PROJECTING ABOUT JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: 250,000 THIS YEAR AND THEN $200,000 NEXT YEAR. AGAIN, YOU KNOW, IT WAS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC THAT DROPPED OF INTEREST RATES, ALMOST ZERO PERCENT.

[01:35:11]

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: PARKING METER REVENUE IS EXPECTED TO BE DOWN THIS YEAR ABOUT 40% JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: METER FEES WERE SUSPENDED FOR ALMOST TWO MONTHS EARLIER IN THE YEAR, APRIL AND MAY MONTH OF JUNE WAS JUNE WAS STILL DOWN EVEN AS BUSINESSES SLOWLY OPENED UP.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: REVENUE FROM THE COMPUTER PARKING METERS IS PRETTY MUCH NON IT'S A NON ITEM AT THIS POINT THERE'S NOT A LOT OF REVENUE COMING FROM THERE AT ALL.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: WHILE WE DID SEE AN UPTICK WITH THE OVERNIGHT PARKING WITH THE HOURS BEING EXTENDED TILL 9PM THAT HAS CERTAINLY HELPED, BUT WE'RE STILL EXPECTING A SHORTFALL OF ABOUT $196,000 JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: BUILDING PERMIT REVENUE. AGAIN, NOT UNAFFECTED BY THE PANDEMIC. THERE WAS A PERIOD OF TIME WHERE THERE WAS NO CONSTRUCTION ALLOWED JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OR BUSINESSES, WE COULDN'T DO ANY KIND OF ITS CONSTRUCTION FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, I BELIEVE IT WAS THROUGH MAY.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AND THAT'S GOOD. IT COSTS US ABOUT $300,000 THIS YEAR VEHICLE IN TRAFFIC FINES. SAME KIND OF THING. THEY ARE EVEN AS BUSINESSES ARE STARTING TO REOPEN AS A LOT LESS COMMUTING AS A LOT OF JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: BUSINESSES ARE ALLOWING FOR TELECOMMUTING COMPANIES ARE ALLOWING THAT FOR THE CITY'S WITHOUT AS MUCH COMPUTING THERE. THERE'S ALSO A BACKLOG ON JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: FINDS AS COURT HAS NOT BEEN OPEN CHRIS AND I BELIEVE THAT STILL IS THE CASE. SO I KNOW THAT THERE'S AT SOME POINT GOING TO BE A DECISION ON SOME OF THESE PEOPLE NOT PAYING THESE TICKETS, BECAUSE THEY PLED NOT GUILTY HAS CERTAINLY DELAYED SOME OF THAT MONEY AS WELL.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AGAIN, GREG MENTIONED STATE AID REVENUE SHARING IS DOWN ABOUT $240,000 JUST BASED ON THE STATE TRYING TO COVER THEIR BUDGET SHORTFALLS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SOME OF THESE DECREASES WERE OFFSET BY TWO ITEMS POLICE OVERTIME REIMBURSEMENT, WHICH IS UP $430,000 COMPARED TO BUDGET, AGAIN, BASED ON THE NUMBER OF UTILITY PROJECTS GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: MORTGAGE TAX AGAIN DIFFICULT TO PREDICT EVERY YEAR, BUT BASED ON LOW INTEREST RATES AND THE SALE OF HOUSES WE STARTED TO SEE SOME OF THAT TOWARDS THE END OF THE JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: MORTGAGE TAX E MORTGAGE TAX YEAR. SO WE'RE GOING TO EXPECT. WE'RE DEFINITELY GONNA GET ABOUT $140,000 MORE THAN WE HAD BUDGETED FOR FOR THIS YEAR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AND AS GREG MENTIONED EARLIER SALES TAX. AGAIN, WE HAD NO INFORMATION REALLY VERY LIMITED INFORMATION FROM THE COUNTY REGARDING HOW MUCH MONEY WE WERE GOING TO GET REGARDING SALES TAX. SO WE KIND OF CONSERVATIVELY BUDGET THAT NUMBER $3 MILLION JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: HAPPY TO SAY THAT THE NUMBER WE RECEIVED FOR THE LAUGH. IT IS PRIOR QUARTER COMPARED TO LAST YEAR WAS 100 AND $1,000 MORE JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SO, BARRING ANY YOU KNOW FURTHER SETBACKS. THIS YEAR WE FULLY ANTICIPATE TO HIT THAT $3 MILLION MARK. SO, THANK GOODNESS WE WERE CONSERVATIVE FOR THIS YEAR, DEFINITELY SAVED US FOR SOME, YOU KNOW, FOR TO OFFSET SOME OF THESE LOSSES THAT WE DIDN'T ANTICIPATE JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: ANY QUESTIONS ON 2020 RESULTS.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OKAY, MOVING ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE. THIS IS JUST OUR FUND BALANCE VERSUS TOTAL EXPENDITURES HISTORY SINCE IT WAS 2010 WAS AS A CITY WAS COMING OUT OF JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: THE GREAT RECESSION. IT'S ONE OF THE SHOW SOME OF THE SYSTEM HISTORY HERE, I COULD SEE FUND BALANCE WAS A LITTLE BIT BELOW 10% STARTING 2010 JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: FUND BALANCE KIND OF INCREASE CLOSER TO 20% BUT IT WAS AT THE COST AND THE EXPENSIVE NOT DOING ANY CAPITAL PROJECTS, WHICH IS KIND OF PUT US IN A POSITION WHERE WE ARE NOW, WHERE WE HAVE TO CATCH UP.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: LAST FEW YEARS WE'VE BEEN HOVERING AROUND 10% WHICH HAS BEEN BY DESIGN FUNDING CAPITAL PROJECTS. AND DO YOU KNOW THE CREATION OF THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND AND IS ALLOWING US TO SAY MUCH CLOSER TO THE 10%. IT WAS A JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: POLICY THAT WAS ADOPTED IN 2019 PART OF THAT WAS JUST KIND OF AN UNOFFICIAL POLICY THAT WE WERE PLANNING ADHERING TO JUST TO MAKE SURE WE HAD SOME SIGNIFICANT FUND BALANCE INSUFFICIENT FUND BALANCE FOR A RAINY DAY LIKE THIS YEAR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: MOVING ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: THIS IS JUST A HISTORY OF THE PROPERTY TAX LEVY YOU SEE ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: UNDER $20,000 $20 MILLION CURRENTLY THROUGH 2020 IT'S ABOUT 25 MILLION OR MORE, WHICH TRANSLATES TO AN AVERAGE TAX RATE INCREASE ABOUT TO A LITTLE MORE THAN 2% PER YEAR IN THAT STRETCH OF TIME OVER THOSE 11 YEARS JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AND AGAIN, THIS IS A CHANGE IN THE TAX RATE SINCE 2010. YOU CAN SEE THE ONE YEAR OF 2017 WHICH CAUSED US TO GO THE ONLY YEAR THE CITY OVERRODE THE CAP.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AT 6.23% I BELIEVE WAS IN THERE MAY BE A LITTLE HIGHER, AND

[01:40:04]

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: IT'S ACTUALLY 6.7% BUT 3% OF THAT WAS PUTTING THE TAX THE STREET RESURFACING INTO THE BUDGET AS PART OF THE TAX LEVY JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: BECAUSE THEIR ALLIANCE OF THAT MUCH EVERY YEAR ON FUND BALANCE WAS NOT SUSTAINABLE. SO WE THOUGHT THAT WAS A GOOD TIME TO DO IT. AND WE HAD A REASON TO DO IT. PRIOR TO THAT, WE HAD ONE YEAR ABOVE 3% SINCE 2010 SO WE HAVE KEPT TAX RATES DOWN AGAIN 2021 PROPOSED BUDGET IS OVER 4% JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: YOU KNOW, AND WE'LL GET INTO THE WISE AS IN A FEW MINUTES.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: THIS IS THE HISTORY OF THE TAXABLE ASSESSED VALUATION. AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE WAS A DIP BACK IN 2010 DURING THE RECESSION, AS PEOPLE WERE CHALLENGING THEIR VALUE OF THEIR HOMES AND THEN JUST A STEADY INCREASE AND NOW IT'S KIND OF LEVELED OFF OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: IT'S MOVING ON TO 2021 OUR PROPOSED EXPENDITURES FOR 2021 EXCLUDING THIS IS THIS IS STRICTLY OPERATING EXPENDITURES JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: WE ARE 440 $5,000 OVER THE 2020 ADOPTED EXPENDITURES LARGEST COMPONENTS ARE LISTED DOWN BELOW I WILL GO OVER SOME OF THEM HERE.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: LARGE COMPONENT OF THIS INCREASES THE 640 $9,000 IN SALARIES, IT'S MOSTLY DUE TO STEP INCREASES AND CONTRACTED INCREASES.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AS ALL UNION CONTRACTS ARE SETTLED AT THE MOMENT AND I BELIEVE THROUGH 2022 I BELIEVE JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AND AS I SAID LAST YEAR. I'LL SAY IT AGAIN THIS YEAR. IT IS GREAT TO GO INTO A BUDGET KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT RAISES ARE, WHAT YOUR SALARIES ARE GOING TO BE AND NOT BASICALLY NOT GUESSING BUT NOT ESTIMATING OR HAVING TO ESTIMATE WHAT THOSE NUMBERS SHOULD BE JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: IT'S A GOOD THING TO HAVE SOMETHING I'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE, SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE. SO IT'S AGAIN A GOOD THING.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: NOW, THE NEXT THREE ITEMS THAT INCREASE IN NEW YORK STATE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT AND YOUR STATE POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AND THE FICA EXPENSE ARE ALL UP AND THAT'S DUE TO THE SALARY INCREASES. PARTLY, BUT THE LARGER AMOUNT FOR THE RETIREMENT EXPENSES.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: ARE THE DOUBLE DIGIT RATE INCREASES FOR THAT. RETIREMENT SYSTEM. SO THANK YOU AGAIN. NEW YORK STATE NEW YORK STATE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM IS UP ABOUT 11% FOR EMPLOYEES NON POLICE AND FIRE THAT'S AN 11% AVERAGE RATE INCREASE FOR THE DIFFERENT TIERS.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OF EMPLOYEES.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: FOR THE POLICE AND FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM. THE AVERAGE INCREASE THEIR IS 16%. SO THESE ARE HUGE IN THESE ARE HUGE NUMBERS. AND AS YOU CAN SEE, TOTALLY ALMOST $600,000 BETWEEN THE TWO RIGHT THERE.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: LIKE EXPENSE. AGAIN, IT'S JUST DIRECTLY RELATE TO THE SALARY INCREASES.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: WE HAD JUST SEE IF THERE'S ANYTHING ELSE. I'M LOOKING TO HIGHLIGHT HERE IN YOUR PHONE SERVICE CHARGES ARE UP SLIGHTLY AND THAT'S MOSTLY DUE TO INSURANCE INCREASES.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: KNOW, JUST, JUST TO CLARIFY, ENTER FUND SERVICE CHARGES OR DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE BASE OF THE GOLF CLUB.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THESE ARE GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THESE ARE WITHIN THE GENERAL FUND. SO THESE ARE. I JUST DON'T WANT TO BE CONFUSION THAT THERE'S INNER FUND TRANSFERS WITH REGARDS TO THE ENTERPRISE SPONSOR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: YES. AGAIN, THIS IS THE INNER FUN CHARGES REPRESENT THE RISK RETENTION FUND, WHICH IS OUR INSURANCE FOR THE CITY AND THE BUILDING AND VEHICLE FUN, WHICH IS WHERE THE CITY FUNDS EVERY YEAR FOR THE MAINTENANCE.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OF THE BUILDING OF VEHICLES IN THE CITY. AND I THINK MOST OF THAT COMES FROM ON THE BUILDING THE VEHICLE SIDE IS JUST SALARY INCREASES AND INSURANCE INCREASES THERE AS WELL.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AGAIN, ANOTHER BIG NUMBER, WHICH WE HAD LAST YEAR, NOT QUITE AS MUCH THIS YEAR, BUT BASED ON AS I SPOKE EARLIER ABOUT JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: HEALTH INSURANCE RATES KIND OF BEING FLAT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR, THERE'S ACTUALLY A DECREASE IN OVERALL HEALTH INSURANCE, BASED ON THE RATES AND BASED ON THE 2020 ACTUAL SO ABOUT $60,000 JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SO IT WAS ONCE A DOUBLE DIGIT INCREASE IN PERCENTAGE WISE EVERY YEAR FOR THE LAST COUPLE YEARS HAS ACTUALLY BEEN A SAVING GRACE TO THE CITY.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AS GREG MENTIONED, WE HAD TO BOND MATURITIES IN 2020 JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: FOR THE 2002 THOUSAND DEBT AND THE DEBT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT EVIL GENIUS PICKED AN 18 YEAR BOND. WE'RE IN 2002 BUT IT CERTAINLY HELPED US OUT A LOT THIS YEAR TO JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: TO OFFSET. A LOT OF THE EXPENSES THAT YOU'RE SEEING HERE SO FAR TO MENTION, YOU'RE TAKING $350,000 OF THAT NUMBER AND ADDING IT TO THE CAPITAL RESERVE FUND OR FUTURE DEBT PAYMENTS WHICH WE'LL GET INTO IN A COUPLE MINUTES.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THEY ARE I'LL TAKE THEM.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OKAY.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: NEXT CHART. JUST SHOWS EXPENDITURES BY GROUP, NO SURPRISE, THE TWO LARGEST ONES ARE CITY.

[01:45:02]

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SALARIES AND BENEFITS AND SALARY SALARY TAXES THAT ADDS UP TO ABOUT 68% WHICH IS KIND OF THE NORM. EVERY YEAR GOING INTO BUDGET TIME JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: UNLESS AGAIN IS EXPENDITURES BY FUNCTION LARGEST COMPONENT THERE IS PUBLIC SAFETY OF 30% AGAIN BREAKING OUT THE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ACCOUNTS FOR 27% OF THE OVERALL EXPENSES OF THE CITY.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: GREG MENTIONED BEFORE, THIS IS ON PAGE 12 DASH THREE OF YOUR BUDGET, JUST MAYBE, IF YOU WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT. SO IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS HERE ARE THESE ARE, THIS IS FOUND ON PAGE 12 DASH THREE. THE MIDDLE COLUMN REPRESENTS POSITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN FILLED AS OF NOVEMBER 1 JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: JUST KIND OF SHOW THE YEAR TO YEAR. WHAT'S BEEN AUTHORIZED AND A LOT OF THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE HIRING FREEZE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AUTHORIZED FILLED. WE ALSO NOTE THE BOAT BASIN AND COFFEE CLUB POSITIONS HERE AS WELL.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: BECAUSE THERE WERE A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS THAT CAME UP LAST YEAR WITH REGARD TO STAFFING, LET ME. I JUST WANT TO MAKE A COUPLE POINTS. ONE IS, AGAIN, THESE ARE, THIS IS A SNAPSHOT IN TIME. SO THIS IS NOT REFLECTIVE OF UNFILLED POSITIONS IN THE COURSE OF THE YEAR.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: WE WERE DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY AND PUBLIC WORKS. THIS YEAR, BOTH AS A RESULT OF RETIREMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS WE HAD TWO MEMBERS OF THE STAFF THAT WENT ON TO BECOME MEMBERS OF POLICE OR FIRE AND OTHER COMMUNITIES.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: AND AND SO THAT'S THAT'S REFLECTED HERE BUT BUT IN NO WAY. DOES THIS MEAN THAT THE COURSE OF A YEAR. WE WEREN'T FILLING POSITIONS WE MADE A CONSCIOUS DECISION NOT TO FILL POSITIONS MID YEAR BUT THAT WAS BECAUSE OF WHAT WE WERE GOING THROUGH, BUT GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: YOU KNOW WE THESE POSITIONS ARE CREATED FOR A REASON AND SOMETHING THAT I SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH JOE AND THE DEPARTMENT HEADS ON GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: IN THE LAST MONTH AND WE'RE GETTING READY FOR THE BUDGET TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE APPROPRIATELY STAFFING ALL THE DEPARTMENTS. I'M NOT OVERSTEPPING BUT ALSO NOT UNDERSTANDING AND THAT THAT'S THAT'S OBVIOUSLY A WORK IN PROGRESS.

SO, JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OKAY, MOVING ON.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SHARK DEPICTS THE MEDICAL EXPENSE SINCE 2010 YOU SEE THERE'S A STEADY CLIMB. AGAIN, THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF A DIP IN 2014 JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: DO MORE THAN WHAT NUMBER OF RETIREMENTS AND A NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES ON THE BOOKS KIND OF RATES LEVELED OFF FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS GO UP AGAIN AND THEN YOU'LL SEE IN 2019 TO 20 IS THE DROP IN JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: INSURANCE PREMIUMS DUE TO THE MOVE MOVEMENT OF ALL CITY EMPLOYEES TO THE METER STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, AND I SHIP. AND THAT, AGAIN, SAVE US MONEY THIS YEAR AS WELL.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: KIND OF IN LINE TIME AND EXPENSE SINCE 2010 YOU SEE A STEEP CLIMB FOR TOOTH FROM IT. I MEAN, IT WOULD BE AT 1.5 MILLION GOING ALL THE WAY UP TO ALMOST JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: THREE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN A COURSE OF FOUR YEARS. IT'S KIND OF CRAZY DOUBLE DIGIT INCREASES EVERY YEAR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: RACE STARTED TO DROP AS THE ECONOMY STABILIZED AND KIND OF FLATTENED OUT AGAIN JUMPING INTO THE PANDEMIC STEADY STATE NEEDING TO FILL THEIR BUDGET HOLES AGAIN AND DOUBLE DIGIT INCREASES FOR THIS YEAR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OKAY, MOVING ON TO THE OTHER SIDE PROPOSED REVENUES MAJOR CHANGES TO THE REVENUES, OTHER THAN PROPERTY TAXES ARE LISTED BELOW.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OVERALL OTHER REVENUES ARE DOWN ABOUT 470 $6,000. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I CAN REMEMBER SINCE THE RECESSION, WHERE THESE NUMBERS ARE GOING THE OTHER WAY.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: WE CONSTANTLY AROUND THESE NUMBERS TO HELP OFFSET THE TAX RATE, OBVIOUSLY, DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. THIS THESE NUMBERS HAVE DROPPED AND UNFORTUNATELY ARE, YOU KNOW, JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: PROPERTY TAX RATES INCREASES, WHAT IS THE RESULT OF THAT. SO AGAIN, JUST HIGHLIGHT THEM PRETTY QUICKLY. WE'LL GO THROUGH THE DECREASES FIRST STATE AID, SAME AS TWO TO 2020 $240,000 INTERESTING CALM.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: DOWN 200,000 YOU KNOW WE WERE PRETTY VERY CONSERVATIVE IN OUR ESTIMATES OF JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: INTEREST INCOME LAST YEAR. IF WE HAD BUDGETED CLOSER TO THE ACTUAL RULES AND 19 WE HAD A MUCH LARGER HOLE TO FILL HERE. AND UNFORTUNATELY FOR US. WE WERE CONSERVATIVE IN THAT JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: ASPECT DECREASE IN PARKING METER REVENUES DOWN 140 $3,000. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT NEXT YEAR IS GOING TO BRING WHAT KIND OF GOING OFF OF THIS YEAR WE WE BAKED IN ABOUT A 30% DECREASE IN ALL PARKING METER REVENUE COMPARED TO 2019 ACTUALLY JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SO THAT WAS HOW WE GOT TO THAT.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: NUMBER, JOE.

GOSH.

[01:50:02]

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: ARE WE SEEING ANY WHEN I KNOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PART OF PARKING METER REVENUE NOT PERMIT REVENUE HERE, BUT ARE WE SEEING ANY AND MAYBE CAROLYN'S QUESTION FOR YOU TO ANY JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: TURNOVER IN PERMIT PARKING JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: IT JUST WONDER JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: BUT WE'RE BUDGETING FLAT FOR THE YEAR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: BASED ON THAT WE COLLECT THE INFORMATION. NOW, I KNOW THERE'S A LONG WAITING LIST. SO I'M NOT REALLY MUCH JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT LIST.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: OKAY. YEAH. OKAY. CAROLYN, IF SHE'S NOT. YOU CAN GO INTO MORE OF THE DETAIL. YES, WHEN THERE WAS A GREATER TURNOVER THIS YEAR.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THAN THERE HAS BEEN HISTORICALLY THERE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A NUMBER OF YEARS. THERE WERE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT DID NOT WANT TO CONTINUE WITH THEIR PERMITS. WE'RE NOWHERE NEAR THE BOTTOM OF THE WAITLIST OKAY BUT BUT THERE WAS GREATER TURNING THIS YEAR.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: OKAY.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: I CAN, I CAN JUST QUICKLY SPEAK TO IT. WE HAD 125 PEOPLE NOT RENEW IS ACTUALLY LESS THAN WE ANTICIPATED. LAST YEAR WE HAD AT NOT RENEW. SO WE HAVE 553 PEOPLE CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: APPROXIMATELY. I THINK THAT'S THE NUMBER ON THE WAITLIST AND SO WE WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM GETTING THROUGH THAT WE ACTUALLY STARTED CONTACTING THEM YESTERDAY AND IN AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY HAVE ACCEPTED THE PERMIT FOR THE MTA LOT NEXT YEAR.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: WHAT DID YOU SAY THE, THE, HOW MANY ON THE WAITING LIST.

553 JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: OKAY. AND THEN WE HAD SO WE HAD 125. THAT'S A GOOD CHUNK IN THERE THOUGH. THAT'S LIKE A GOOD CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: IT'S ACTUALLY NICE BECAUSE IT GIVES THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED SPOT A CHANCE TO GET SOMETHING AND THEN WE'RE MOVING THROUGH THE LIST, WHICH IS WHAT WE LIKE TO DO JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: RIGHT. AWESOME. THANK YOU. SORRY, I WAS MORE ATTENTION, I'M TOLD, BUT MADE ME THINK OF IT. THANK YOU.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: THANK YOU. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON WELL I SALES TAX, AGAIN, THAT IS THE ONLY INCREASE THAT WE'RE SEEING HERE. AND THAT IS JUST BASED ON CONSERVATIVE BUDGETING LAST YEAR FOR 2020 JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: BUT NOT HAVING A LOT OF INFORMATION, BUT WE'RE PRETTY COMFORTABLE WITH THAT INCREASE IN $200,000 AGAIN THREE MONTHS OF ALMOST A SHUTDOWN AND WE'RE STILL GETTING HIT OUR NUMBERS.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: YOU HAVE NO IDEA. WE'VE NO TRANSPARENCY, RIGHT, NOTHING IF JUST WE GET A CHECK OR WHATEVER.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: WAITING WE'VE BEEN GETTING NOW ON A MONTHLY BASIS IS FROM THE COUNTY SAYING WHAT YOU'RE GETTING. BUT AGAIN, IT DOESN'T TELL YOU HOW IT'S CALCULATED DOES DOES GIVE US AN IDEA.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SO WE CAN KIND OF WORK THAT WAY. BUT SO NOT NOT HAVING TO WAIT FOR THE QUARTER IS DEFINITELY A HELPFUL ITEM BECAUSE WE CAN KIND OF FORECAST AS WE GO. AND IF WE SEE THAT THERE'S ISSUES. WE CAN CERTAINLY LET YOU GUYS KNOW GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: JULIE. IF YOU RECALL, THE REASON WE WERE CONSERVATIVE LAST YEAR IS THAT THERE WASN'T A 1% INCREASE GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THAT WAS EFFECTIVE FROM PART OF LAST YEAR BY ONE CENT SORRY INCREASE, WHICH TRANSLATES INTO ABOUT A 15% INCREASE IN WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GETTING GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: BUT WE DIDN'T, WE DID NOT HAVE ANY HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE, OTHER THAN THE LAST QUARTER OF THE PRIOR YEAR. SO WE'RE RELATIVELY CONSERVATIVE LAST YEAR, UNTIL WE WERE ABLE TO LOOK AT A FULL YEAR RESULTS TO SEE WHETHER THAT CHANGE, CHANGE PEOPLE'S BUYING HABITS OR ANYTHING ELSE.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: BUT THE THIS NUMBER FOR THIS YEAR IS REFLECTIVE OF ACTUAL RESULTS BUT ACTUAL BASED UPON THIS YEAR'S RESULTS. SO AGAIN, I MEAN, I THINK WE'RE BEING THOUGHTFUL AND CONSERVATIVE GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: BUT AGAIN, THIS COULD BE ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE MAY REVISIT IN AUGUST, UP OR DOWN, SIMPLY BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENS IN 2021 JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: OKAY, THANK YOU.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: JUST TO PIGGYBACK ON THAT. I DON'T SEE A NORMAL YEAR UNTIL MAYBE 2022 TO SEE WHAT WE'RE ACTUALLY CAPABLE OF RECEIVING WITH THIS 1% INCREASE JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OKAY, LET'S JUST HIGHLIGHTS MAJOR REVENUES, OTHER THAN PROPERTY TAXES AGAIN LEADERS AS THEY ARE EVERY YEAR SALES TAX MORTGAGE TAX AND BUILDING PERMITS STILL THE TOP THREE INTEREST INCOME WAS WORKING ITS WAY UP THERE AND NOW IT'S HEADED BACK DOWN TO THE BOTTOM.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AGAIN, THESE REVENUES CAP OR 20% OF ALL THE CITY REVENUES THAT ARE LISTED HERE AND THEY RANGE ANYWHERE FROM 25% TO 30% OF ALL JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: EXPENSE AS A PERCENTAGE OF ALL EXPENSES IN THE CITY.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SO THAT'S IT FOR THAT SLIDE. MOVING ON TO THE NEXT ONE EXPENDITURES VERSUS REVENUES ALWAYS AN INTERESTING CHART SHOWS THE DIFFERENCE, YOU KNOW, ANYTIME YOU SEE GREEN ABOVE READ, THAT'S A GREAT THING.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: EVEN IN 2019 IT WAS OVER $3 MILLION AMOUNT THAT WE HAD PLANNED TO USE A FUND BALANCE FOR CAPITAL WE ACTUALLY DID BETTER. AND WE ACTUALLY ADDED TO THAT NUMBER, WHICH WAS GREAT.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: 20 1920 WERE OBVIOUSLY THE GREEN IS BELOW THE RED AS WE TALKED ABOUT COMING IN ABOUT $940,000 BETTER THAN BUDGET.

[01:55:01]

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: HOWEVER, BETTER THAN IT STILL USE A FUND BALANCE WHICH WAS PLAN AGAIN YOU SEE THE LINES MORE, THE CLOSER THIS YEAR AS WE'RE NOT PLAYING AND USING AS MUCH FUN BALANCE FOR CAPITAL.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: WHICH IS A PERFECT SEGUE INTO 2021 PROPOSED CAPITAL PROJECTS.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: 1.6 MILLION $1.65 MILLION IN ST. LOUIS SERVICING WHICH IS MADE UP OF 600,000 FROM THE TAX RATE.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: 350,000 FROM STATE AID 100,000 FROM THE STREET OPENING SURCHARGES THAT WE DO EVERY YEAR, AND I BELIEVE WE DID 200,000 FUND BALANCE FOR STREET RESURFACING THIS YEAR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AND WE'RE GOING TO CARRY OVER OVER ABOUT $400,000 GREG BASED ON OUR 2020 NUMBER WE'RE TEARING OVER $400,000 JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: WHY ISN'T THIS LIST BIGGER GIVEN SOME OF THE OTHER CAPITAL PROJECTS THAT WE KNOW WE'RE TRYING TO TACKLE.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AND THIS IS JUST BASICALLY THE USE OF FUN BALANCE OR PROPERTY TAXES FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS. IT'S NOT THE PROJECTS THAT WE'RE DOING OBVIOUSLY MOVING FORWARD. THIS IS JUST IN TERMS OF THE BUDGET.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: USE OF FUND BALANCE AND PROPERTY TAX LEVY JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: GOT IT. THAT MAKES SENSE. I GUESS.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: $350,000 AS WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER GENERAL CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR EITHER FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS OR FOR GUEST SERVICE WE TRANSLATE THAT TO THE CAPITAL RESERVE AS PLANNED.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: HUNDRED $25,000 ON POLICE VEHICLES POLICE DEPARTMENT. I WAS, I WAS ABLE TO FUND ALL OF THEIR COMPUTER NEEDS IN 2020 SO THERE WAS $125,000 USED TO FUND BALANCE LAST YEAR FOR POLICE VEHICLES FOR POLICE EQUIPMENT WHICH YOU ARE NOW USING TO FUND TO POLICE VEHICLE ACQUISITIONS IN 2021 JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: ALSO USING $50,000 APIECE FOR THE BANGALORE CITY BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS AND PART OF THE 50,000 PART OF THE CITY VEHICLE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM THAT WAS IMPLEMENTED LAST YEAR.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: TWO QUICK COMMENTS. I THINK THAT MOST OF YOU ARE AWARE THAT THE THE WEATHER FOR THE LAST MONTH HAS BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY DISRUPTIVE OF OUR STREET RESURFACING FOR THE FALL GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: NOT AS IT RELATES TO RISE AS MUCH AS IT IS FOR THE OTHER COMMUNITIES THAT THE CONTRACTOR HAD ALREADY WAS ON THE SCHEDULE. WE'RE DOING OUR BEST TO TRY TO GET SOME IF NOT ALL OF THAT DONE THIS FALL, BUT IT'S IT'S NOT LOOKING GOOD AT THE MOMENT THE WEATHER LAST WEEK DIDN'T COOPERATE AGAIN.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: SO WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IS THAT $400,000 WOULDN'T BE ROLLED OVER INTO NEXT YEAR AS WELL. ON TOP OF THIS, GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: FOR ANYTHING THAT DIDN'T GET DONE SO IN ROUGH NUMBERS. IF WE DON'T GET ANY IF WE DON'T GET THE FALL DONE THIS YEAR. IT'LL BE OVER $2 MILLION WILL BE DONE NEXT YEAR AND NEXT YEAR POINT GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: GENERALLY, TO YOUR POINT IN TERMS OF CAPITAL PROJECTS, MY EXPECTATION IS EARLY GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: ALSO TO GET THROUGH THE BUDGET WILL BE MOVING TOWARD A MORE CRITICAL PATH, PLAN AN EXPLANATION OF THE CAPITAL PLAN, A LOT OF THAT'S ALREADY BEING DONE.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: BUT WILL WE WILL ROLL THAT OUT BUT AS JOE SAID THIS IS REFLECTIVE OF ITEMS THAT ARE EMBEDDED IN THE BUDGET, AS OPPOSED TO THE ACTUAL BATCH POINT SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: AND JUST A QUICK QUESTION, SINCE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ST RESURFACING. I'M NOT SURE IF IF IF YOU CAN ANSWER THIS QUESTION.

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: BUT SINCE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT IF IF THE REMAINING PROJECTS DO NEED TO GET ROLLED OVER TO NEXT YEAR. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHEN SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: THE STREET RESURFACING WOULD BEGIN JUST FOR ANYBODY WATCHING WHO IS EAGER TO GET THEIR STREETS FIXED, WOULD IT BE IN THE SPRING, OR WOULD IT WOULD WAIT UNTIL THE FALL OF 2021 GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: WELL IN YEAR IN YEARS PAST, IT HAS IT HAS STARTED AS SOON AS SCHOOL'S OUT. BUT THAT WAS A DECISION MADE BY THE COUNCIL NOT TO BE DISRUPTIVE.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THE ASPHALT PLANT OPENS IN THE SPRING AND WE, I MEAN, WE KNOW THAT FROM A, FROM A CONTRACTOR STANDPOINT, I CAN'T SPEAK FOR RYAN, BUT IT CAN BE DONE IN THE STARTING IN THE SPRING.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: AND WE CAN DO IT ALL THEM. THE ONLY REASON WE HAVE A SPRING IN THE FALL PLAN THIS YEAR WAS BECAUSE IF YOU RECALL HAVING HAD BUDGETED 1,000,008 FOR ROADS, WE HAD GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: RECOMMENDED HOLDING BACK 800,000 AFTER WE DID THE SPRING AND AS WE SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING, ECONOMICALLY, AND THEN WE TRY TO PUT BACK 400,000 OF IT IN THE FALL.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: WHICH IS NOW WHAT WAS HOLDING BECAUSE WE CAN'T GET THE WEATHER TO COOPERATE SO SO LONG WINDED WAY OF SARAH SAYING, WE CAN DO IT ALL IN THE SPRING OR EARLY SUMMER SUBJECT TO WHAT THE COUNCIL, YOU KNOW, WANTS FROM AN OPERATIONAL SPACE.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: I'M ASSUMING THAT WE HAVE THE THE STREET RESURFACING PLAN IS ON THE WEBSITE. SO I'M ASSUMING AS WE AS THOSE CHANGES COME IN, WE'LL BE UPDATING UPDATING THAT INFORMATION WITH THE TIMELINES.

[02:00:14]

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: AND JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: WHAT'S PROBABLY IN IN THE ADDITIONAL STREETS TO BE PAID.

GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: YEAH, WE WILL WE WILL REPRODUCE GREG USRY, INTERIM CITY MANAGER: KIND OF THE, YOU KNOW, WHAT IS LEFT OVER FROM THIS YEAR, WHICH IS AT THIS POINT IT'S $800,000 WHAT WAS IN THE PLAN FOR THIS YEAR. AND THEN WHAT WOULD BE ADDED FOR NEXT YEAR, WHICH WOULD BE NEXT ON THE LIST OF WORSE, THE BEST

[6. Adjourn, until December 2, 2020, the public hearing for consideration of a petition from The Miriam Osborn Memorial Home to amend the text of the City of Rye Zoning Code Association to create new use and development standards for “Senior Living Facilities” in the R-2 Zoning District. All public hearing comments should be emailed to publichearingcomments@ryeny.gov with “Osborn Zoning Change” as the subject no later than 12:00 pm on December 2, 2020.]

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: OKAY, THANKS.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: OKAY.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: MOVE FORWARD IS A COUPLE LAST SLIDES EASIER JUST TO GO OVER HISTORY OF TAX RATES. AS YOU CAN SEE, CITY OF RISE BEEN THE MOST FLAT OVER THIS PERIOD OF TIME.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AND JUMPING TO THE NEXT ONE. THIS IS HOW YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE DISTRIBUTED AVERAGE HOUSE IN THE CITY OF RYE AVERAGE TAX BILL OF ABOUT $25,600 JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: CITY TAXES. AND THIS IS ACTUALLY 2021 VERSES 24 THE OTHER TWO COMPONENTS WE ARE AT 16% OF PROPERTY TAX BILL EACH YEAR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: JUMPING DOWN. THESE ARE HOW OUR NEIGHBORING IS TALLIES SIZE UP. WHERE'S THE CITY. THIS IS OUR 2021 RATE VERSUS THEIR 2020 RATES. AS YOU CAN SEE, AS IN YEARS PAST, WE ARE MUCH LESS THAN OTHER NICE PATTY SURROUNDING US JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AND FINALLY, AS A SUMMARY JUST KIND OF REITERATE WHAT WE SAID A COUPLE OF TIMES ALREADY OVERALL TAX RATE INCREASE A 4.19% JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: TAX RATE INCREASE OF $7 AND 54 CENTS PER THOUSAND DOLLARS OF ASSESSED VALUE INCREASE $178 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR OR $15 PER MONTH FOR THE AVERAGE WOMAN RIGHT JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: TAX CAP FOR 2021 WAS 2.61% WE HAD 2020 CARRY OVER 391,000 THE PENSION EXCLUSION, AS WE MENTIONED EARLIER $160,000 RIGHT NOW AS IT STANDS, THE BUDGET IS COMING IN $47,000 BELOW THE PROPERTY TAX CAP TAX VALUE TAXABLE VALUE IS ABOUT, LIKE I SAID, IT'S ABOUT

[7. Residents may be heard on matters for Council consideration that do not appear on the agenda.]

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: PRETTY MUCH FLAT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: DECREASE IN OVERALL EXPENDITURES. A 4.93% WHICH BASICALLY IS THE JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: CAPITAL EXPENDITURES BEING LESS THIS YEAR USED TO FUND BALANCE BEING LESS THIS YEAR TO FUND CAPITAL AND WE'VE TOUCHED ON THIS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AGAIN.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SAYS RECURRING THEME EVERY YEAR. NO ANTICIPATED INCREASE IN OUR RECURRING REVENUES AND ACTUALLY WE MIGHT EVEN LOSE SOME OF THESE RECURRING REVENUES DUE TO THE PANDEMIC FOR A WHILE.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AGAIN METHOD OF FUTURE FUNDING OF CAPITAL PROJECTS THIS $350,000 THAT WE'RE ADDING TO THE CAPITAL RESERVE PUTS US AT ABOUT $5.5 MILLION, WHICH CAN BE USED FOR SOME OF THESE PROJECTS.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: AGAIN RELIANCE ON FUND BALANCE HAS BECOME MINIMAL WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO KEEP THE 10% FUND BALANCE REQUIREMENT. THIS YEAR, WHICH I THINK IS A GREAT THING THAT WE DID NOT HAVE TO DIP INTO THE FUND BALANCE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: WE HAVE OUR CAPITAL RESERVE FUND AS WELL. AND AGAIN, YOU KNOW, THERE'S ALWAYS THE POTENTIAL FOR REDUCTION TAXABLE VALUE, ESPECIALLY DURING THIS TIME.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: SO WITH THAT, I'LL LEAVE IT UP ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE, IF NOT WE'LL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO CHAT AT THE BUDGET WORKSHOPS AND ON VIA EMAIL, WHATEVER YOU NEED.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: TO DO THIS AND AND GREG. THANK YOU. THIS IS A WONDERFUL INTRODUCTION TO THE BUDGET.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: APPRECIATE THAT. THANK YOU.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: ALWAYS GREAT JOB. THANKS.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: IT WAS SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: INCREDIBLE. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

JOE FAZZINO, COMPTROLLER: A GREAT NIGHT, GUYS.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OUR NEXT ITEM IS TO ADJOURN UNTIL DECEMBER 2 2022 PUBLIC HEARING FOR JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: CONSIDERATION OF A PETITION FROM THE OSBORNE MEMORIAL HOME TO AMEND THE TEXT TO THE CITY OF ARIZONA AND CODE ASSOCIATE JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: STEVE RIGHT ZONING CODE TO CREATE NEW USE AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR SENIOR LIVING FACILITIES IN THE ART TO NOW ALL PUBLIC HEARING COMMENTS SHOULD BE EMAILED TO PUBLIC HEARING COMMENTS AT RYAN, NEW YORK.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WITH OSBORNE ZONING CHANGE AS THE SUBJECT, NO LATER THAN 12PM ON DECEMBER 2 2020 SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: MAYOR. CAN I JUST ADD THAT, DO WE NEED TO SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: TO VOTE ON SETTING THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE BUDGET.

KRISTEN WILSON: YES, WE SKIPPED AGENDA ITEM FIVE OH JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: SORRY. THANK YOU.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: LET'S DO THAT.

[02:05:03]

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: LET'S MAY HAVE A MOTION TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2021 BUDGET FOR DECEMBER 2 2020 SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: OH, BANK THAT MOTION.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OUT. SECOND, THE SECOND JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ALL IN FAVOR.

SARA GODDARD, COUNCIL MEMBER: HI. HI.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OK.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: SO NOW, CHRISTIAN, DO WE NEED TO DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN, SAY, WE'RE A JOURNEY.

KRISTEN WILSON: NO, YOU'RE JOINING UNTIL DECEMBER 2 AS YOU ANNOUNCE. AND THAT, THAT'S FINE.

OKAY.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WE MOVE TO RESIDENTS MAY BE HEARD ON MATTERS FOR COUNCIL CONSIDERATION THAT DO NOT APPEAR ON THE AGENDA. DO WE HAVE ANY TAKERS IN THE QUEUE.

KRISTEN WILSON: ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON A MATTER IF YOU COULD RAISE YOUR HAND.

KRISTEN WILSON: WE ONLY HAVE THREE ATTENDEES AND KRISTEN WILSON: THEY'RE SILENT. SILENT PERSONALLY JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OKAY, SO NOW WE MOVE ON TO STEVE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WELL, I SHOULD NOTE THAT WE ARE GOING TO GO BACK INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AFTER THE NEXT ITEM.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: BUT THEN I'LL TO GO TO THE NEXT ITEM VIRTUAL ARBOR DAY DECLARATION. SO WHAT WHAT'S HAPPENED IS, IS UNIQUE TO THIS YEAR.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: JUST BY WAY OF BACKGROUND SINCE JULIE BEN SARAH AND I HAVE BEEN IN OUR RESPECTIVE POSITIONS. WE'VE STEERED THE CITY, WITH THE HELP OF THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE BACK TO BEING A TREE CITY USA THAT STATUS IS BOTH RECOGNITION OF THE WEALTH OF TREES WITHIN OUR CITY.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND RECOGNITION OF THE RESPECT WE AS A CITY HAVE FOR OUR TREES FOR THEIR BEAUTY AND FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS. THEY BESTOW JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: IN THE USUAL COURSE OF A YEAR AS A TREE CITY WE'RE OBLIGATED TO DESIGNATE AN ARBOR DAY THAT NEED NOT BE THE OFFICIAL A DAY.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: GIVEN THE CONTINUING PANDEMIC, THE ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION HAS SAID THAT WE NEED NOT HAVE AN ARBOR DAY SOME CEREMONY ON A DESIGNATED ARBOR DAY.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: NONETHELESS, WE RECENTLY TRIED TO OBTAIN A NATIVE TREE TO PLANT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE BEFORE THE YEAR END, BUT WE COULD NOT OBTAIN THE TREE. WE WILL DO SO AS EARLY IN THE SPRING AS WE CAN.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: IN THE ABSENCE OF THE OCCASION AND TO KEEP US ALL THINKING OF OUR TREES, I WOULD LIKE TO READ JUST A BIT OF THE STANDARD ARBOR DAY DECLARATION AND DO SO BY WAY OF DECLARING EACH REMAINING DAY OF JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AN ARBOR DAY IN THE CITY OF RYE AND ASKING THAT WE EACH FIND SOME SPECIAL MOMENTS OF APPRECIATION OF OUR TREES AS SOME SHOW US THEIR FALL COLORS AND OTHERS HOLD THEIR GREEN DURING THIS PERIOD.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: SO FROM THE OFFICIAL DECLARATION WHICH WE READ EACH YEAR.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WHEREAS TREES CAN REDUCE THE EROSION OF OUR PRECIOUS TOPSOIL BY WIND AND WATER CUT HEATING AND COOLING COSTS MODERATE THE TEMPERATURE CLEAN THE AIR.

[8. Authorization for the City Manager to enter into a contract with the County of Westchester for participation in the Residential Food Scrap Transportation and Disposal Program upon signing through September 30, 2023. Roll call]

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: PRODUCE LIFE GIVING, OXYGEN AND PROVIDE HABITAT FOR WILDLIFE AND WHEREAS TREES ARE A RENEWABLE RESOURCE GIVING US PAPER WOULD FOR OUR HOMES FUEL FOR OUR FIRES AND COUNTLESS OTHER WOOD PRODUCTS.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND WHEREAS TREES IN OUR CITY INCREASE PROPERTY VALUES ENHANCE THE ECONOMIC VITALITY OF BUSINESS AREAS AND BEAUTIFY OUR COMMUNITY.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND WHEREAS TREES, WHEREVER THEY'RE PLANTED ARE A SOURCE OF JOY AND SPIRITUAL RENEWAL.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: NOW, THEREFORE I JOSH CONE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF RYAN NEW YORK DO HEREBY PROCLAIM FROM THIS DAY THROUGH DECEMBER 31 2020 ARBOR DAYS IN THE CITY OF RYE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND I URGE ALL CITIZENS TO CELEBRATE THESE DAYS, AND TO SUPPORT EFFORTS TO PROTECT OUR TREES AND WOODLANDS AND FURTHER, I URGE ALL CITIZENS TO PLANT TREES. IF YOU STILL CAN.

[9. Authorization for the City Manager to enter into an Inter-municipal Agreement with Westchester County for the Mutual Aid and Rapid Response Plan for the Police Departments of Westchester County from July 31, 2020 through July 30, 2025. Roll call]

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: TO GLI YOU TAKE GLADDEN THE HEART AND PROMOTE THE WELL BEING OF THIS AND FUTURE GENERATIONS NOW SINCE WE TOOK OFFICE. AND I SHOULD POINT OUT THAT BEHIND ME, I HAVE JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I'M SORRY, I'M SEEING MYSELF MOVE AND MOVING AWAY.

[02:10:04]

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I HAVE OUR OFFICIAL ARBOR DAY FLAG UP JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: HERE IN CITY HALL, WHERE IT. I HOPE CAN REMAIN AT SINCE WE TOOK OFF AS MANY OF US HAVE HOPED WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE THE CITY'S CHAPTER 187 WHICH PROVIDES SUDDENLY LIMITED PROTECTION FOR THE CITY'S TREES.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I REMARKED IT A COUNCIL MEETING EARLIER THIS YEAR THAT I THOUGHT THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE PANDEMIC MIGHT GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT REVIEW.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OF COURSE, THE PANDEMIC ONLY ADDED TO THE WORK OF THIS COUNCIL NONETHELESS. I'VE ASKED CAROLYN, AND JOHNSON RICHARD MECCA AND JULIE SOUZA TO LOOK INTO UPDATING OUR TREE LAW.

[10. Appointments to Boards and Commissions by the Mayor with Council approval.]

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND HOPE THEY'LL BE REPORTING BACK TO US SOON SO THAT WRAPS UP THIS MINI ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION VIRTUALLY I DO HOPE PEOPLE WILL LISTEN AND TAKE IT AS AN INVITATION TO JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: JUST APPRECIATE THEIR TREES, A LITTLE BIT MORE JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A MOTION NOW TO ADJOURN ONCE AGAIN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, WE WILL RETURN TO CONCLUDE OUR AGENDA MAY HAVE THAT MOTION.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: MAKE THE MOTION. SO WE JUST SO I UNDERSTAND BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE A COUPLE THINGS ON THE AGENDA.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: WE'RE GONNA LEARN AND THEN COME BACK AND FINISH THE REST OF IT.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: YES OKAY UP I'LL MAKE THAT MOTION. DO WE HAVE A TIME JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WE'LL HAVE TO SEE HOW LONG OUR DISCUSSION TAKES BUT I I LET'S SEE THE JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OK, I WILL I TAKE YOUR SUGGESTION, JULIE. I WILL JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I'LL KEEP US GOING AND KRISTEN WILSON: SO WE'RE GOING TO TABLE THAT MOTION. YEP.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: YES, EMOTION, OKAY.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OKAY, THANK YOU FOR THAT, TOO. IF YOU'RE RIGHT WE SHOULDN'T KEEP PEOPLE WAITING SO AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE RESIDENTIAL FOOD SCRAP TRANSPORTATION AND DISPOSAL PROGRAM UPON SIGNING THROUGH SEPTEMBER.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND THAT WILL BE A ROLL CALL.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: MAY HAVE A ROLL CALL.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: WE HAVE EMOTION. EMOTION. EMOTION. MR. JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: SECOND, YOU CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: COUNCILWOMAN GODDARD.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: YES COUNCILWOMAN JOHNSON.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: YES COUNCILMAN MECCA.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: YES COUNCILWOMAN SOUZA, CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: YES COUNCILMAN STACKS.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: YES COUNCILWOMAN TARLOW IS ABSENT MAYOR CONE.

YES.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WELL AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER FOR JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I'M SORRY TO ENTER INTO AN INTERMEDIATE MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT WITH WESTCHESTER COUNTY FOR THE MUTUAL AID AND RAPID RESPONSE PLAN FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY FROM JULY 31 2020 THROUGH JULY 30 2025 JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: MAY HAVE EMOTION.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: EMOTIONS TONIGHT.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: SECOND, BEN STACKS, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: MY SECOND JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ROLL CALL, PLEASE.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: COUNCILWOMAN GODDARD.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: YES COUNCILWOMAN JOHNSON.

YES.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: COUNCILMAN MECCA.

YES.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: COUNCILWOMAN SOUZA, CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: YES COUNCILMAN STACKS.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: YES COUNCILWOMAN TARLOW ABSENT MAYOR COHN YES.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: SO APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS BY THE MAYOR WITH COUNCIL APPROVAL, I WOULD LIKE TO APPOINT READ A CAPEX TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION MAY MAY HAVE AN ODD.

[11. Old Business/New Business.]

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE THE DEPARTURE OF JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: SOME IMPORTANT MAINSTAYS OF A COUPLE OF OUR COMMITTEE OF ONE OF OUR COMMITTEES AND ONE COMMISSION. SO NICK LOBO A LONG TERM MEMBER AND A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTOR JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: TO THE TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY COMMITTEE HAS MOVED OUT OF RYE AND CAN NO LONGER PARTICIPATE. AND SO I WANT TO RECOGNIZE NICK AND THANK HIM.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AND THEN MARTHA MONTSERRAT AT VERY TALENTED ENGINEER WHO HAS BEEN ON OUR PLANNING COMMISSION LITERALLY FOR DECADES AND HAS SERVED THE CITY WITH

[02:15:12]

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WITH ENORMOUS DILIGENCE AND DISTINCTION HAS DECIDED TO TAKE HER LEAD FROM THE PLANNING COMMISSION, SHE WILL BE SORELY MISSED AND WE THANK HER FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS, RICHARD, YOU'RE ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND IF THERE'S ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE TO ADD, I INVITE YOU RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: WELL, I'M GONNA MISS MARTHA PROBABLY MORE THAN ANYBODY. SHE BROUGHT A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE TO PLANNING AS AS A CIVIL ENGINEER.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED. ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION. WE HAVE ARCHITECTS, WE HAVE ATTORNEYS, WE HAVE A BUILDING INSPECTOR MYSELF REAL ESTATE.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: THREE FORMER OR TWO FORMER CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND AND MARTHA WAS PART OF THE GLUE THAT MADE THE COMMISSION WORK SO HARD TO COME UP WITH SOME OF THE DECISIONS WE HAVE. THANK YOU, MARTHA, VERY MUCH FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OKAY, SO I'LL ASK THE OLD BUSINESS NEW BUSINESS QUESTION.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ANY JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: THEN MAY HAVE A MOTION TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WE WILL RETURN AND WE MAY HAVE ONE OTHER MATTER TO CONCLUDE JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AT THAT POINT, CAROLINA JOHNSON, COUNCIL MEMBER: AND HER QUESTION, DO WE USE THE SAME LINK WE USE BEFORE KRISTEN WILSON: YES, I WAS CONFIRMED THAT THAT LINK WILL STILL WORK. SO IF YOU COULD GO BACK TO THE EXECUTIVE SESSION LINK YOU ORIGINALLY HAD CAROLINA JOHNSON, COUNCIL MEMBER: THANK YOU.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: OKAY, IT'S ALL GOOD.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: TO GO, YOU GO.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: DON'T MAKE THE MOTION TO ADJOURN INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION.

SECOND, JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ALL IN FAVOR. AYE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WE ARE ADJOURNED. THANK YOU.

[02:38:31]

KRISTEN WILSON: YOU'RE MUTED, JOSH.

[02:38:33]

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: MAY HAVE A MOTION TO BRING US BACK INTO PUBLIC MEETING.

[02:38:40]

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: I'LL MAKE THE MOTION OF RESPECT AND SO PUBLICLY

[02:38:44]

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ON FAVOR RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: HI.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: HI, WE'RE, WE'RE, WE'RE BACK.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OKAY, KRISTEN, CAN YOU PLEASE ARTICULATE FOR US.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: THE POTENTIAL RESOLUTION.

KRISTEN WILSON: SURE WHAT THE COUNCIL HAS CONSIDERED IS A STIPULATION OF SETTLEMENT AND A LAND LEASE AGREEMENT, ALONG WITH A LEASE EXHIBIT KRISTEN WILSON: THAT DEPICTS AN 80 FOOT TALL TOWER TO BE LOCATED ON CITY OWN PROPERTY IN IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE MTA PARKING LOT BEHIND THE SUBARU FORD KRISTEN WILSON: SERVICE CENTER AND ALMOST ACROSS THE PARKING AREA FROM THE RIGHT. POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE SETTLEMENT WOULD IN EFFECT ALLOW FOR AN 80 FOOT TALL POLE TO BE CONSTRUCTED KRISTEN WILSON: AND IT ALLOWS FOR TWO POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL PROVIDERS, IT WOULD BE IN LIEU OF MEANING THAT VERIZON WIRELESS WOULD BE WITHDRAWING WITH PREJUDICE ITS APPLICATION FOR A ROOF TOP INSTALLATION AT ONE AT TO PURCHASE STREET.

[02:40:01]

KRISTEN WILSON: IT ALLOWS FOR THE LAND LEASE AGREEMENT ALLOWS IT'S A FIVE YEAR INITIAL TERM AND IT ALLOWS FOR FOR EXTENSIONS SO IT'S A TOTAL OF 25 YEARS, IT DOES ALLOW FOR ADDITIONAL PROVIDERS OR DOES REQUIRE ADDITIONAL PROVIDERS TO KRISTEN WILSON: PAY TO THE CITY RENT THE RENT WOULD BE 50% OF THE AGREED UPON RATE WHICH VERIZON WIRELESS NEGOTIATES WITH THE ADDITIONAL PROVIDER.

KRISTEN WILSON: IT DOES REQUIRE A BUILDING PERMIT AND A CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY TO BE ISSUED BY THE CITY, BUT THOSE ARE THE ONLY APPROVALS REQUIRED BY THE CITY IN ORDER TO ALLOW THIS FACILITY FACILITY TO BE CONSTRUCTED KRISTEN WILSON: THE LEAST LAYS OUT CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS REGARDING INSURANCE AND ALLOWED ALLOWS FOR THE CERTAIN PROVISIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT OF THE STRUCTURE KRISTEN WILSON: IT ALSO KRISTEN WILSON: REQUIRES RISE AND WIRELESS TO MAINTAIN HIS EQUIPMENT IN A IN A SAFE AND OPERATIONAL MANNER.

KRISTEN WILSON: AND KRISTEN WILSON: AND THOSE ARE THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE LEASE. AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, THE STIPULATION OF SETTLEMENT DOES REQUIRE HORIZON TO WITHDRAW THE EXISTING APPLICATION.

KRISTEN WILSON: IT DOES ALLOW FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF THE LITIGATION ONLY HAVE THREE SPECIFIC CONDITIONS ARE MET, AND THOSE ARE IF WE CANNOT ESSENTIALLY DELIVER GOOD CLEAN TITLE IF FOR SOME REASON A ANOTHER FEDERAL OR GOVERNMENTAL NON CITY OF RYE APPROVAL CANNOT BE ISSUED.

KRISTEN WILSON: AND SPECIFICALLY, THEIR WEDDING FOR THE STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE TO ISSUE APPROVAL FOR THEM TO CONSTRUCT IT. AND THE THIRD REAL WINNER IS.

KRISTEN WILSON: IF THERE IS ANY LITIGATION OR COURT ACTION FILED THAT RESULTS IN A COURT ORDER OR DELAY IN CONSTRUCTION FOR MORE THAN 12 MONTHS OF THE PROPOSED FACILITY. THAT MEANS THEY CAN THEN COME BACK AND REINSTATE THE EXISTING LITIGATION.

KRISTEN WILSON: I REVIEWED IT WITH THE CITY COUNCIL I REVIEWED IT WITH OUTSIDE COUNSEL AND I BELIEVE IT CERTAINLY ADDRESSES A LOT OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS CONCERNS REGARDING THE ROOFTOP INSTALLATION AND PROVIDES FOR AN ADDITIONAL LOCATION THAT VERIZON FINDS ACCEPTABLE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: SO, CAN, CAN YOU WELL BEFORE WE MOVE TO TO A RESOLUTION, I WILL, I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT I THINK A FUNDAMENTAL MOTIVE IN OUR JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WILLINGNESS TO CONSIDER. THIS IS OUR DESIRE TO HONOR THE INTENT IN OUR CHAPTER 196 TO REMOVE FACILITIES SUCH AS THIS, TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE FROM PROXIMITY PROXIMITY TO RESIDENTIAL AREAS.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: KRISTEN, CAN YOU ARTICULATE A RESOLUTION FOR US.

KRISTEN WILSON: SURE THE RESOLUTION WOULD BE TO AUTHORIZE YOUR CORPORATION COUNSEL TO ENTER INTO THE STIPULATION OF SETTLEMENT AND THE LAND LEASE AGREEMENT.

KRISTEN WILSON: ON THE CONDITION THAT I RECEIVED CONFIRMATION OF THE CITY'S RIGHTS AND AUTHORITY UNDER EXISTING FEDERAL LAW AND TO TAKE ANY NECESSARY ADDITIONAL ACTIONS FOR THE FILING OF SAME WITH THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: MAY I HAVE EMOTION.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: EMOTION OR SECOND JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: ALL IN FAVOR. WELL, THIS IS WE'LL CALL KRISTEN WILSON: IT. THIS WOULD BE ROLL CALL. YES.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: THAT'S A WOMAN GODDARD.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: YES COUNCILWOMAN JOHNSON.

YES.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: COUNCILMAN MECCA.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: YES COUNCILWOMAN SOUZA YES COUNCILMAN STACKS.

BEN STACKS, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: YES.

CAROLYN D'ANDREA, CITY CLERK: THAT'S A WOMAN TARLOW ABSENT MAYOR CONE.

YES.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: I'D LIKE TO ADD BEFORE WE CLOSE THAT THIS SITE.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: AT WHICH THIS INSTALLATION MAY TAKE PLACE IS THE SAME SIDE THAT WAS AGREED IN A SETTLEMENT BY A PRIOR CITY COUNCIL, A VERY SIMILAR LITIGATION BACK PERHAPS 15 OR 20 YEARS AGO.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: WE, HOWEVER, HAVE SUCCEEDED IN TO THE EXTENT ONE CAN SAY SUCCESS WE ARE LOOKING AT A JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: MUCH SHORTER POLL THAN THE POLL THAT WAS SETTLED UPON IN THE PRIOR LITIGATION.

[02:45:04]

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: COMMENTS BY OTHERS. I MEAN, I KNOW, I KNOW NO ONE REALLY WANTS TO DO THIS, I SHOULD ADD THAT JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: WE'VE ARTICULATED FOR THE RECORD WHERE SPECIFICALLY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT RIGHT.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT'S RIGHT, SO PEOPLE KNOW YEAH IT'S, I MEAN, I THINK THAT'S THE PROBLEM. THIS IS NOT ANYTHING WE IT'S THE LESSER OF ALL EVILS, RIGHT, KEEPING IT OFF OF PRIVATE PROPERTY IS JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: IS WHAT IS WHAT GOT US HERE.

BEN STACKS, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: WELL, KEEPING THEM OUT OF RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: YEAH, RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. YEAH, THAT'S WHAT I MEAN. SO YEAH, CHRISTIAN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS JOSH FOR YOURS.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: THANK YOU.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: THANK THANKS, EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY KRISTEN. YEAH.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: OKAY, SO NOW WE CAN JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: SHOW JUST RICHARD, IF YOU WOULD. MOTION US TO ADJOURN.

RICHARD MECCA, COUNCIL MEMBER: I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE A MOTION TO ADJOURN. TONIGHT'S MEETING, SIR.

JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: THANKS VERY MUCH. SECOND, JOSH COHN, RYE CITY MAYOR: RIGHT HERE EVER JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAVE BEN STACKS, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: DONE.

JULIE SOUZA, COUNCIL MEMBER: AND I NEVER BEEN CAROLINA JOHNSON, COUNCIL MEMBER: TO EVERYONE. HI.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.