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 : July 17, 2013
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A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on July 17, 2013 at the American Legion, 8 Tivoli Commons, NY. Mayor Cranna

called the meeting to order at 7:08 pm.

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

Roberts. Absent: Trustee Bruno.

Public: Richard Schiafo

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

Mayor Cranna announced his appointment of Trustee Jeanann Schneider who replaces Michael Leedy on the Board.

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee Schneider, a motion was made to open the meeting to the public for

comments for agenda items only. There were no public comments. On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee

Ezrati, the public comment portion was closed.

Mayor Cranna presented the minutes of the June 19, 2013 Workshop Meeting, the June 19, 2013 Public Hearing and the June 19,

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.

The Clerk’s report included the sale of 583 garbage tags, attendance of a Planning Board Workshop, two payrolls, A Tap Cap Review

Audit by the Office of the State Comptroller, an audit by Dutchess County Planning and Development for the 2011 and 2012 CDBG

grants and an audit by Dutchess County Human Resources Department for the Annual Payroll Certification Review. All audits were


Mayor Cranna noted that Tivoli’s Annual Village Wide Yard Sale day will be held on July 27, 2013, starting at 9:00am.

On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Deputy Mayor Griffith, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract 2, dated July 17, 2013, in the

amount of $43,541.63 was approved. Trustee Ezrati moved that the bills be paid as presented and Deputy Mayor Griffith seconded the

motion, all in favor.

Zoning Report- Trustee Ezrati

Zoning Officer

  • Closed out building permits and issued two permits totaling $100
  • Passed inspection on five different activities including the village’s bus stop

Mayor Cranna stated that The Resolution for standard Workday Reporting and the Annual Fuel Oil Bids are tabled for this month.

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, Resolution 29-2013, Dated July 17, 2013, RESOLUTION

REGARDING CLIMATE SMART COMMUNTY was approved. Roll call: Ezrati: aye, Griffith: aye, Cranna: aye, Schneider: aye,

Bruno: absent.

Village Engineer Ron Evangelista presented the board with a list of proposed CHIPS projects (attached) for the village. He noted that

there needs to be clarification of the exact measurement of the village’s streets.

Trustee Reports:

Deputy Mayor Griffith:

  • Court Report – fees collected in the amount of $1,500
  • Water Report

o Water main break on Woods Road

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

o One well off in June

  • Welcome to Tivoli Sign

o Re-painted by the Deputy Mayor and a light will be added

  • Flower Brigade

o Plantings will be completed around the village

o Volunteers needed – contact the Deputy Mayor

o Paid for by donations made to the village

Trustee Ezrati:

  • Audit for LOSAP is complete
  • $115,000
  • Five year paying off earned service awards
  • Bonds
  • Unexpected loss but way above benchmark
  • 21 individuals earned $500
  • Zoning Review Committee

o Will meet this week or next

o Zoning codes to be reviewed for parking regulations

o Previous review was in 2010

Mayor Cranna stated the there will be a re-distribution of duties for the board with the exception of Trustee Ezrati which will be in place

for the next board meeting.

The next Regular Meeting will take place on August 21, 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 August 14, 2013 at the American Legion at 6:00pm.

Public comments centered on the CHIPS funds proposal, village code and the use of generators, the Climate Smart Resolution, CFA

funding, and parks &recreation trail improvements.

On a motion by Trustee Ezrati and seconded by Trustee Schneider, the meeting was adjourned at 8:11 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda Gonnella

Village Clerk & Treasurer