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A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on March 19, 2014 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall, Tivoli ,NY. Mayor
Cranna called the meeting to order at 7:09 pm.
Present: Mayor Cranna, Deputy Mayor Griffith, Trustee Bruno, Trustee Schneider, Attorney Christine Chale and Steven Roberts of
PANDA. Absent: Trustee Ezrati.
Public: David Cleaveland and Robert Lachmann.
The Mayor asked all present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Clerk’s report included:
- Sale of 438 trash tags
- Two payrolls
- Village Election held
o Trustee Griffith -68 votes
o Trustee Schneider – 54 votes
o Both ran unopposed for two year terms
o Elections were held at the firehouse and will continue to be for the future
Mayor Cranna noted this is the first meeting back at the Village Hall since the elevator has been repaired and thanked the American
Legion and the Tivoli Fire Department for hosting the village meetings.
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee Bruno, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract 10, dated March 19, 2014, in
the amount of $55,507.37 was approved. The Treasurer’s Report is posted on the Village’s website each month. Mayor Cranna has
temporarily frozen spending except for emergency situations. A form is available to request exceptions to this for department heads
and trustees. Deputy Mayor Griffith moved that the bills be paid as presented and Trustee Bruno seconded the motion, all in favor.
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee Schneider, Resolution 3-2014, dated March 19, 2014, Proposed
Budget Modifications was approved, all in favor.
On a motion By Trustee Schneider, seconded by Deputy Mayor Griffith, Resolution 4-2014, dated March 19, 2014, a Resolution
to close the General Fund Investment Account, the Waterfront Park Development Account, the 2011 CDBG Account, and the
Sewer F Tivoli Inc Water Account was approved, all in favor.
No zoning report.
No correspondence for the record.
Mayor Cranna spoke about the intersection at Broadway and Route 9G:
- Letter was sent to the Acting Regional Director of the Department of Transportation referencing another fatality
- Board is not satisfied with the improvements made along Route 9G to date
- Asked if flashing signs could be put up in the interim
- Has not received an answer to the letter yet
- Met with family of the victim of the latest fatality
Deputy Mayor Griffith spoke about Safety Forum
- Second forum
- Attended by Bard officials, County Executive’s representatives, Supervisor Crane, State Assembly representatives, County
Legislator, Department of transportation representatives
- Focusing on safety on Route 9G
- Improving a dangerous corridor
- Stop sign – red reflectors and speed limit has been reduced and speed limit has been reduced
- Group will continue to meet
- Bard, Town and two villages are interested in making changes
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee Bruno, Resolution 5-2014, dated March 19, 2014; Benefits
Schedule was approved, all in favor.
The next regular meeting will take place on April 16, 2014 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 on April 9, 2014 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall at 6:00pm. Budget
workshop meetings are listed on the village website, www.tivoliny.org.
Deputy Mayor Griffith
- Community Garden
o Three plots left
o Email tivolicommunitygarden@gmail to express interest in a plot or ask questions
o $30 fee for fencing and maintenance
o Raised beds for this year
o Visitor plot this year- do some weeding – take some tomatoes
o Plots are paid by residents
- Green Committee
o Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm
o Has new members – needs more
o Plant trees and flowers
o Needs volunteers
- Village Clean Up Day
o Meet April 26 at 1:00pm at Village Hall
- Water System Operations Report
o No violations
o Testing every month
o Two different locations are tested monthly
o Ecoli and coli form
- Water Main break on February 3
o 98 Broadway
o Drained the water tower – restored one half hour later
o Break was repaired in three hours
- Easter Egg Hunt – April 5 – 1:00 pm at the Library
o 83 kids last year
o Hoping to have the hunt at the park at 2:15 pm
o Easter bunny will visit
- Breakfast at the Mason’s – the first Sunday of each month from 8 am to 12 pm
- Library has lots of programs that are ideal for indoors in the cold weather
- Tivoli Fire Department was named fire company of the month by a local radio station
- Shared Services Study Committee
o Explore avenues of savings for DPW
o Scope of services and work discussed
o No agenda or anticipation
o Shake loose avenues
o Public meeting will be held on April 2 at the Red Hook Town Hall at 7:30 pm to gather information and save costs
- Court Report
o Fines collected were $925
Mayor Cranna discussed the Water Tower:
- Needs to be re-painted
- Built in 1938
- Testing for existing paint showed levels of lead paint
- $300,000 is the estimated cost to repair
- New water tower to cost $300,000
- Village engineer to submit plans for both options
- New tanks look different
Dutchess County Water/Waste Water Authority
- Reviewing with the Board’s approval to take over the water/sewer systems
- Beginning to submit documentation
- Will visit with DPW
- Potential $300,000 bond may be done by them
Public comments centered on parking tickets, snow removal on sidewalks, trash bins, and the Bard shuttle bus.
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, and seconded by Trustee Schneider, the meeting was adjourned at 7:42 pm.
Village Clerk & Treasurer