Halloween in Tivoli: Pumpkin Promenade at the Park!

The Plan for HALLOWEEN: Save the Date! Saturday, October 31st 4:30-6:30PM at Memorial Park. (If weather forces cancellation, there will be no rain date.)

Many families in the Village have been talking and wondering about what to do for Halloween this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees is strongly discouraging traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating this year.

But . . . The Village of Tivoli and the Tivoli Free Library are organizing an alternative event that we think will be really fun and much safer. We will host a Pumpkin Promenade! A Jack-o-Lantern Jaunt! in Tivoli’s Memorial Park. We will create a one-way trail around the park along which we invite participants to bring and place their jack-o-lanterns at safely spaced intervals. You are invited to show off your creations, to make a display as simple as one jack-o lantern or several, on the ground or bring a folding table or stool for your jack-o-lantern(s) if you wish. Please be ambitious!

Your jack-o-lanterns can compete for the best in various categories: scariest, funniest, most detailed, most clever, cutest and best in show.

Dress up and show off your costumes.

At the end of the trail there will be a prepackaged candy grab-bag which kids can collect. We are soliciting donations of individually pre-wrapped candy at the Clerk’s office between now and Wednesday, October 28th. Please consider helping us by donating a bag of candy!

We challenge you to light up our park with a blaze of Jack-o-lanterns! (But bring please a flashlight as well).

This is how it works. Preregister for this free event by Wednesday the 28th at https://bit.ly/TivoliPumpkinPromenade<https://tivoliny.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=db32a6873991aa156ac2f8920&id=3c59f35ae3&e=2d2a6fbdf1> or call the Tivoli Free Library at 757-3771. Arrive between 4:30 and 5 pm, select a flagged location and position your pumpkin. Flags will be positioned to mark safe spacing.  Judges will stroll at 5:45 and announce category winners by 6. All jack-o-lanterns must be retrieved by 7:00PM.

Participation in this event is limited to Tivoli residents and Tivoli businesses.

Masks are required, and not just the scary kind!!!!

Meeting Date : June 19, 2013
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A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on June 19, 2013 at the American Legion, Tivoli Commons, NY. Mayor Cranna

called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Present: Mayor Cranna, Deputy Mayor Griffith, Trustee Ezrati, Attorney Christine Chale and PANDA film representative Steven


Public: Khynna Kuprian.

The Mayor asked all present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mayor Cranna announced his appointment of Trustee Joel Griffith as Tivoli’s new Deputy Mayor. This appointment comes following

the resignation of former Deputy Mayor Michael Leedy who moved out of the Village of Tivoli.

Mayor Cranna presented the minutes of the May 15, 2013 Regular Board meeting. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Griffith,

seconded by Trustee Ezrati to approve the minutes. The minutes were approved, all in favor.

Mayor Cranna presented the minutes of the May 21, 2013 Special Board meeting. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Griffith,

seconded by Trustee Ezrati to approve the minutes. The minutes were approved, all in favor.

The Clerk’s report included the sale of 587 garbage tags, attendance of a Planning Board Meeting and Workshop, three payrolls,

continuing collection of 476 water bills and 516 tax bills, working to close out the 2011 CDBG grant for Memorial Park, participating

along with the engineer in the opening of bids for the 2012 CDBG sidewalk grant and the Treasurer and accountant continuing the

preparation for filing of the AUD.

The Mayor presented the four bids that came in for the Sidewalk Replacement Project which is through the Dutchess County

Community Development Block Grant for 2012. The Village received a $100,000 grant from Dutchess County. The four bids were

from Kingston Baker Brothers, Arold Construction, Blacktop Maintenance and Sun Up Enterprises. They ranged from $105,188 from

Sun Up Enterprises to $131,665 from Kingston Baker Brothers. The Village Engineer will review the bids and make a

recommendation to the Board. This will be done at the workshop on July 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the American Legion.

On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Deputy Mayor Griffith, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract 13, dated May 31, 2013, in the

amount of $46,716.49 was approved. Trustee Ezrati moved that the bills be paid as presented and Deputy Mayor Griffith seconded the

motion, all in favor.

On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Deputy Mayor Griffith, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract 1, dated June 19, 2013, in the

amount of $23,209.00 was approved. Deputy Mayor Griffith moved that the bills be paid as presented and Trustee Ezrati seconded the

motion, all in favor.

Zoning Report- Trustee Ezrati

  • $285 in fees collected
  • ZEO conducted many inspections
  • No complaints issued this month

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, Resolution 23-2013, AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE OF




dated June 19, 2013 was approved. All in favor. Roll call: Ezrati: aye, Griffith: aye, Cranna: aye.

The Mayor stated that this is simply a study for a consultant to come in and see where the three municipalities could share services

and programs.

On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Deputy Mayor Griffith, Resolution 24-2013, dated June 19, 2013, AUTHORIZING


On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, Resolution 25-2013, AUTHORIZING FILING OF

CERTIFICATE WITH SECRETARY OF STATE REGARDING NOTICES OF CLAIM dated June 19, 2013 was approved, all in favor.

The next Regular Meeting will take place on July 17, 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 July 10, 2013 at the American Legion at 6:00pm.

Mayor Cranna spoke about a roundtable discussion held in Putnam County on Tuesday that he was invited to attend by Ulster County

Executive Michael Hein with other mayors and supervisors. It was to discuss a program County Executive Hein has formed called

PAYGoNY regarding shared services, not just with other municipalities but also school districts. It is a bi-partisan, collaborative

approach to deal with not only shared services but also the tax cap from Albany. There were representatives there from Ulster,

Putnam and Dutchess counties. The Mayor heard some great ideas and there will be more of these done regionally throughout the


Trustee Reports:

Trustee Ezrati:

  • Good communication with Fire Department regarding materials they need.

Deputy Mayor Griffith:

  • Sheriff’s Report – 44 total incidents
  • Water Report

o Water quality is tested monthly and has a clean bill of health for May

  • Well Report – gallons pumped

o Ball lot off

o McKnight 300,000 gallons

o 2PW 300,000 gallons

o 5 PW 115,000 gallons

o 4PE and 10PE 646,000 gallons

o Woodmarc 850,000 gallons

  • Court Report – fees collected in the amount of $2,565

The Mayor asked if there were any comments from the public. There were none.

The Mayor asked that the meeting be closed in honor of Glenn Goldstein.

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith and seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the meeting was adjourned at 7:22 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Claire Roff

Deputy Village Clerk