Want to learn more about the future of Rye Town — and whether it has one?
A state-funded study on the feasibility of dissolving the town and merging services with other municipalities will be the topic of a public forum Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Community Center at 222 Grace Church St.
The town of Rye is the tax-collecting entity for its incorporated villages of Port Chester and Rye Brook as well as the Rye Neck section of nearby Mamaroneck village. But state officials say the town provides no essential services, and argue that doing away with it would ease the tax burden.
The study, funded by a $50,000 state grant, will consider possibilities such as turning Port Chester and Rye Brook into tax-collecting town-villages, and annexing Rye Neck into Mamaroneck. It will also look at sharing services between Rye town and the villages of Port Chester, Rye Brook and Mamaroneck.
The forum will include a brief overview of the study, meetings with project leaders and opportunities for public comment.