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    It's amazing how much pain and suffering Mr. Flotie goes thru to get out to an Island which , according to Mr, Flotie , is a hazard to your health. I mean, he's breaking thru ice in the winter just to get out there. And don't forget, there are propane tanks floating just below the surface in Milton Harbor since 1992 waiting for a boater to hit them and turn into a mushroom cloud. I guess those tanks must not be so dangerous when they're cooled down below freezing in the winter. If a boater explodes in Milton Harbor in winter time and nobody is there to hear it, does it actually make a sound?

    @Laus Deo writes:

    "The Building Inspector shall administer and enforce all the provisions of the Uniform Code and the provisions of this chapter, including receiving building permit applications; reviewing plans and specifications; conducting inspections; issuing permits for the erection, alteration, relocation, addition, repair and/or demolition of buildings and structures; issuing certificates of occupancy; collecting fees as set forth by the City Council and maintaining and filing all records necessary for the administration of the office to the satisfaction of the City Council. "

    I agree with all that. Whether the Building Inspector relays the classification to the assessor who includes in your tax records or whether the Assessor does it, the bottom line is your classification ends up in your tax record. It is that tax record which holds the classification info. Based on the classification, certain code applies to your structure. Hen Island is classified as SEASONAL RESIDENCES. Since there is no local SEASONAL RESIDENT code in Rye's building code the NYS building code is used. That is reality. Not some fantasy.

    According to NYS building code, Hen Island is perfectly legal. Mr. Flotie has lied to Rye for 6 straight years.

    Typical.......Answer the questions, Ray.
    BTW, all the people who support you????....Are you serious?...You are the most reviled person on the island....And, likely in Rye as well...

    Mike,
    I see you are still on that mission to completely ignore all the people from Hen Island that support my efforts, so why don't you just go away and stop all your BS that Hen Island complies with all building codes;
    http://healtheharbor.com/correspondence.shtml

    "Effective today, I intend to personally begin a disfellowship doctrine. I shall shun you along with others who have contributed their support to your lawsuit...."Others similarly situated" : Claudio and Barbara Iodice, Doug Austrian, Lori DeCaro, Dina Santangelo, Red Pfohl, as well as Martha and Peter Barotz...I don't expect you will miss my fellowship. As I have been less inclined to visit Hen Island, with all it's recent turmoil.

    Perhaps others will join in my commitment to completely ignore the people I have mentioned.

    Michael Johnson"


    You'll Never Learn WIll You:

    As a real estate broker for the last decade I feel comfortable with my experience and knowledge of the code and various city agencies relating to housing.

    The assessor is responsible for the valuation of your property, not the occupancy. Sorry, there nothing you can say, no matter how many times you repeat it, to make it true. But, I will concede you are right and I am wrong as not to shatter your false reality.

    For everyone else, here is Chpt 68 of the City code:

    The Building Inspector shall administer and enforce all the provisions of the Uniform Code and the provisions of this chapter, including receiving building permit applications; reviewing plans and specifications; conducting inspections; issuing permits for the erection, alteration, relocation, addition, repair and/or demolition of buildings and structures; issuing certificates of occupancy; collecting fees as set forth by the City Council and maintaining and filing all records necessary for the administration of the office to the satisfaction of the City Council.

    BTW, search results for "seasonal" from city code here: http://ecode360.com/search/RY0730?query=seasonal

    Ray......What do the Kuder Island Bylaws state about using the island during the "off-season"?....And, do you comply with bylaws by notifying authorities when you go out there during the "off season"?.....I suspect you are well versed on the bylaws, as you were once the president of the board of directors...I'd like you to run for mayor of Rye now that you consider yourself a resident....I'll look forward to City Council meetings with you heading them......I suspect your term will be short-lived, as it was on the Kuder Island Board....and, likely for the same reasons.....mike johnson

    The BOH is to "corrupt" to make any rational decisions in regards to Hen Island but Jay Sears, according to Mr. Flotie, is now the leading expert with regards to building codes and how they relate to Hen Island.

    Mr. FLotie writes:

    "I am not sure about the school guidelines for registration so you may be right on that one"

    Let fill you in on the guidlines. If you don't own or rent a PERMANENT RESIDENT in Rye, your kids can't go to school here because you're not considered a resident of this town. SEASONAL RESIDENTS are not allowed to send their kids to Rye Schools. BTW, I'm sure you don't get a break on your Boat Basin fee because you're not a Rye resident. You pay NON-RESIDENT prices like every other Hen Islander who doesn't actually live in Rye.

    @Laus Deo

    you write:

    "This is how it works in Rye, your property is supposed to meet Building Code, there is no such thing as an Assessors Code."

    The building code that applies to your "structure" is based on what it is classified as in the Assessors Office. THAT is how it works. Hen Island is classified as SEASONAL RESIDENCES. Since there is NO code in Rye regarding SEASONAL RESIDENCES, the NYS Building Code is used. There are actually towns in NYS that have NO local building codes and use ALL the NYS code.

    @Mr. Flotie

    You write:

    "There is access to hen Island during the winter, I keep a boat in the water all winter for access and I use the Island during the winter "

    Do you wear a 3-cornered hat and stand in the front of the boat and pretend you're George Washington crossing the frozen Delaware on your way out to Hen Island? The Boat Basin is frozen solid during most of January and February due to the fresh water from Blind Brook laying on top of the salt water in the Boat Basin. What are you trying to prove? Do you use bubblers or do you just let your boat get frozen in? What about if anything happens to you while you're out there? The police boats aren't in the water during the winter. You insult Commissioner O'Conner frequently but it looks like even he has more common sense than you do. Just because you keep your boat encased in ice during the winter in the boat basin doesn't mean there is access to Hen Island. Are you commuting from there? What happens if you get up one morning and you can't get to the Boat Basin because it's frozen over? Is your boat an ice breaker or do you use ice skates to cover the last 1/4 mile?

    @Laus Deo

    You have no idea how the "code" works. There is "code" that applies to Hen Island but it's mostly STATE code because they are classified as SEASONAL RESIDENCES. Believe it or not, the assessors classification is important. Maybe you should do more research before you make a statement like "You need an amendment to the code re-defining the structures on Hen Island". They are already defined. Problem is Mr. Flotie doesn't like the definition.

    A quote from Jay Sears on August 8, 2008 after touring Hen Island.


    “Just a short boat ride from Rye's "mainland" it seems a world away. It seems like an idyllic place.
    Then you see how most of the 34 homes on the island handle human sewage (they don't). The septic systems (if you can call them that) are crude at best and in many cases just feet away from the Long Island Sound. One would be hard pressed to believe any of us land lubbers would get away with such creative plumbing anywhere else in the city of Rye.”

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