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A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on October 17, 2012 at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall. Mayor Cranna called the meeting to
order at 7:12 p.m.
Present: Mayor Cranna, Deputy Mayor Leedy, Trustees Bruno and Griffith, Attorney Christine Chale and PANDA film representative Steven Roberts
Absent: Trustee Ezrati
Public: Greg Remenek, Fred Cartier and Radley Glasser.
The Mayor asked all present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
On a motion by Trustee Griffith, seconded by Deputy Mayor Leedy, the meeting was opened to public comments for agenda items only. There were
no public comments. On a motion by Deputy Mayor Leedy, seconded by Trustee Griffith, the regular meeting resumed.
The Clerk’s report included the sale of 428 trash tags, 475 water/sewer billings, publication of the village newsletter, FOIL request responses totaling
2500 pages, ongoing administration of five grants, issuance of handicapped permits and death certificates, website maintenance, Planning/Zoning
and regular Board meeting attendance and minutes, two workplace violence/sexual harassment seminars, updating the general code online and two
Mayor Cranna presented the minutes of the September 19, 2012 Adoption of Local Law No 3 (proposed) 2012 Public Hearing, and the September
19 regular Board Meeting. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Leedy, and seconded by Trustee Bruno to approve the minutes. After a brief
discussion, the minutes were approved, all in favor.
Trustee Bruno announced that the Teen Halloween Party will be held on October 26 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Masonic Hall. “Rocktober” will
include bands, food and a costume contest. The children’s Halloween Party will be held on October 27 from 1:30pm to 3:30 pm at the Tivoli
firehouse. There will be a costume parade, food, candy and crafts,
The Mayor also announced that on Sunday, November 11, there will be a Veteran’ Days ceremony including the dedication of the new benches at
the Veteran’s Monument.
Mayor Cranna presented the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract 5, dated October 17, 2012 in the amount of $86,802.04. On a motion by Trustee
Griffith, seconded by Trustee Bruno, the Treasurer’s Report was approved, all in favor. Mayor Cranna asked for a motion to pay the current Village
bills. Deputy Mayor Leedy moved that the bills be paid as presented and Trustee Griffith seconded the motion, all in favor.
Mayor Cranna reviewed the Planning/Zoning Report stating there were three building permits with fees of $425 collected.
On a motion by Trustee Griffith, seconded by Trustee Bruno, Resolution 24-2012, dated October 17, 2012, a Resolution for (proposed)
Budget Modifications for FEMA Funds received and Department of State Funds was approved, all in favor. A roll call vote was taken.
Leedy: aye, Bruno: aye, Griffith: aye, Cranna: aye. Ezrati: absent.
On a motion by Trustee Griffith, seconded by Trustee Bruno, Resolution 25-2012, dated October 17, 2012 a Resolution Authorizing the
Submission of the Fiscal Year 2013 Dutchess County Community Development Block Grant Program Application – Project: Broadway (CR
78) Waterline Extension was approved. A roll call vote was taken. Leedy: aye, Bruno: aye, Griffith: aye, Cranna: aye. Ezrati: absent.
Mayor Cranna presented four bids to replace the boiler at Village Hall. The board of trustees had discussed the bids in detail at the workshop. On a
motion by Deputy Mayor Leedy, seconded by Trustee Bruno, it was determined that Kingston Oil Supply (KOSCO) bid was the best value for the
village, all in favor.
On a motion by Trustee Griffith, seconded by Trustee Bruno, the Treasurer was authorized to close an escrow account held for fee incurred through
planning issues for the property located at 23 Broadway, all in favor.
The Mayor attended the closing ceremonies for the Red Hook Bi-Centennial. The Village of Tivoli contributed a copy of Bernard Tieger’s new book
about Tivoli’s history as well as a certificate and a Tivoli lapel for the time capsule. There is a plaque at the Elmendorph Inn detailing the contents of
the time capsule.
Mayor Cranna spoke about the progress of the plan to move the bus stops in the village to Pine Street at Memorial Park. Dutchess County will be
providing the village with specs for the foundation and lighting for the new shelter.
Mayor Cranna spoke about the agreement reached last month between the Village of Tivoli Trustees and Bard College’s Administration to change
the shuttle’s last run from 3:30am to 12:10 am. Bard College resumed running the bus until 3:00 am and are using a smaller bus. The Mayor stated
that he does not agree with the college’s decision to change the time back to 3:00am.
Trustee Griffith added that Bard has restricted the shuttle for students who are residents of Tivoli only. There is a special ID that will be issued that
must be shown to prove residency. The shuttle will run “one way” and will be a 14 seat bus only. Trustee Griffith stated the shuttle hours remain in
The next Regular Meeting will take place November 20, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall. The workshop will be held at 6:00pm
before the meeting. There will be a workshop November 14, 2012 at Village Hall at 6:00pm.
Deputy Mayor Leedy:
· Water Report
o Water main break of a transmission line at the pump house
o Waste management looks good
· Memorial Park
o BTM Corp has been begun blacktop work
o DPW will start working in the park also
o One Way Construction is continuing their work
o Volunteers are needed for additional work in park – contact Trustee Bruno through the Clerk’s Office
o Library programs continue
o Halloween celebration information on website and posted throughout the village
o Donations are needed – no fireworks are planned at this time
· Court Report – net fees collected in the amount of $494
· Revealed a copy of Tivoli Village Historian Bernard Tieger’s new book: Tivoli – The Making of a Community. The cover art on the book
was done by Trustee Griffith.
Public Comments included concerns about speeding cars on North Road and throughout the village.
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Leedy and seconded by Trustee Bruno , the meeting was adjourned in honor of Dora Gruntler, former Village Clerk at
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