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New Rochelle Hires Controversial Manager

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Scott Pickup

Former Rye City Manager Scott Pickup, who was tied to the Rye Golf Club scandal, has reportedly been hired by the City of New Rochelle as Deputy Commissioner of Public Works in charge of Operations.

The story was first reported by Talk of the Sound and picked up by MyRye.

Pickup left his Rye job this past summer and MyRye says he has vacated his home on Osborn Road.

We have reached out to the City of New Rochelle for a response.

photo: Rye City Council



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Regular Joe
Regular Joe
October 7, 2014 3:12 PM

What’s up with Noam Bramson letting this happen? Time to send Noam out to pasture. How much more can we take?

btw, you know who’s a big Noam Bramson supporter and vise versa? That’s right our own Senator George Latimer that’s who.

If you want to reel in Bramson, don’t vote for George Latimer and let’s elect Joe Dillon. Latimer’s the 1 who submits all the home rule legislation for Bramson, you know all those new and expanded taxes that need state approval?

Think utility taxes, think red light cameras and it was George Latimer who submitted the Armory transfer request. Any thing to avoid balancing the budget.

October 7, 2014 12:12 PM

Unfortunately, Scott Pickup also sat as Rye City Manager the entire time the Sustainable Playland debacle was going on up here – a plan to “reinvent” Playland Park that including tearing out the amusement park and inserting a behemoth 95,000 sq foot indoor state of the art sports facility in the Playland parking lot. This would have had a profound affect on the community of Rye as far as parking and traffic issues, flooding problems (construction project was going to take place in a highly environmentally sensitive waterfront area and a FEMA flood zone) and would have been located within 50 yards of a residential neighborhood. Throughout the entire review process- which took several years – as City Manager, Mr. Pickup never raised a single red flag or question about how this plan for Playland would go through and what impacts it would have on Rye. Along with the Rye City Council and Mayor at the time, he questioned NOTHING. Never said a peep on behalf of the community that was paying him a hefty salary to make sure that residents’ interests were protected. Good luck, New Rochelle.

Ray Tartaglione
Ray Tartaglione
October 7, 2014 11:27 AM

Rye City manager Scott Pick is also one of the main
players who allowed the illegal Hen Island sewage and mosquito breeding systems to continue without enforcement. Mr. Pickup is featured in the linked upcoming documentary “Hen Island”.

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