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At the November 20, 2013 workshop meeting:
On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Trustee Bruno, authorization given to Morris Associates to coordinate and
negotiate a Lump Sum contract with Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation upon receipt of their updated cost was approved, all
A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on November 20, 2013 at the American Legion, Tivoli Commons, NY. Mayor
Cranna called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
Present: Mayor Cranna, Trustee Ezrati, Trustee Bruno, Trustee Schneider, Attorney Christine Chale and Steven Roberts of PANDA.
Absent: Deputy Mayor Griffith
Public: Naomi LaChance, Bernard Tieger, Trish Tieger, Helene Tieger, Greg Moynahan, Dr. William Tatum.
The Mayor asked all present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Clerk’s report included:
- Sale of 478 trash tags
- Attendance of a Planning Board workshop
- Two payrolls
- Participation in an IRS Compliance Check
- Completed implementation of the HRA for health insurance
- Creation of 476 water/sewer bills
- The unpaid Village Taxes were returned to the County
On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Trustee Schneider, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract 6, dated November 20, 2013, in
the amount of $141,811.79 was approved. Trustee Schneider moved that the bills be paid as presented and Trustee Ezrati seconded
the motion, all in favor.
Zoning Report – Trustee Ezrati
- ZEO doing good job identifying issues
- Three building permits out
- A number of inspections have been done
Mayor Cranna announced that after many years of service as Village of Tivoli’s Historian, Bernie Tieger has decided to step down.
The Village’s history has been preserved and protected very well under Bernie’s Leadership. Greg Moynahan, a Tivoli resident and
Bard College professor will be taking over as the Village Historian. Mr. Moynahan stated he is excited and looking forward to his new
job. He is interested in creating an oral history of the Village through interviews.
Dutchess County Historian William B. Tatum III thanked Bernie Tieger on behalf of the County Clerk, County Executive and Dutchess
County historian community for the fantastic job he has done as the Village’s historian. Bernie was one of the longest serving
municipal historians in the County. Dr. Tatum also stated that New York State is the only state in the union that has a system of
Mayor Cranna announced that the roof repair on Village Hall started today and should be completed by Friday. The elevator repair
should begin within the next few weeks and hopefully be done by January. The inside of Village Hall will be getting painted.
Trustee Schneider gave an update on Shared Services and the consolidation of DPW services with the Town and Village of Red Hook.
An evaluation is being done. Consultants will be meeting with residents and DPW staff. Study is being funded by a grant received
through Dutchess County. This will only take place if the Board of Trustees believes it is in the best interest of the Village.
It will either be done through consolidating into one department or providing services through Inter-municipal Agreements.
Trustee Schneider asked that we reintroduce consideration of a proposal presented by Rebecca White of Dutchess County for the selfinsured
Worker’s Compensation Insurance Program. This was previously tabled but it is something that would fit in with the Shared
Services. Mayor Cranna stated that Ms. White has been invited back to the December Board meeting.
Mayor Cranna presented the minutes of the regular meeting minutes for October 16, 2013. On a motion by Trustee Bruno, seconded
by Trustee Schneider, the minutes were approved, all in favor.
The next Regular Meeting will take place on December 18, 2013 at 7:00pm at the American Legion. The workshop will be held at
6:00pm before the meeting. There will be a workshop on December 11, 2013 at the American Legion at 6:00pm.
- No Updates on LOSAP
- Firehouse will get new gutters
o Has been meeting since July
o Working off grant money
o Reviewing zoning laws, parking, lighting, site plan review process
- Perimeter of Village Hall will be landscaped. Paid for by private donations.
- Halloween event was very successful, co-sponsored by Tivoli Rec Committee and Library.
- Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by American Legion was a moving tribute.
- Winterfest is December 14, 2013. Seeking vendors for the craft fair. Contact her through the Clerk’s Office.
- Letter coming out with water bills from Tivoli Business and Artists Association
- Court Report
o Fines collected for Village: $205
On a motion by Trustee Ezrati and seconded by Trustee Schneider, the meeting was adjourned at 7:33 pm.
Deputy Village Clerk