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 : August 15, 2012
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A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on August 15, 2012 at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall. Mayor Cranna called the meeting to order at 7:25 p.m.

Present: Mayor Cranna, Deputy Mayor Leedy, Trustees Ezrati, Bruno and Griffith, Attorney Christine Chale and PANDA film representative Fred Cartier.

Public: Jeanette Canaday, David Cleaveland, Karen Cleaveland, Vincent Jones, Tyson Kreig and Radley Glasser.

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

Clerk’s Report: No report.

At the Board of Trustees Workshop held prior to the beginning of this Board Meeting, a motion was made by Deputy Mayor Leedy, and seconded by Trustee Bruno to approve Resolution 17-2012, Proposed Budget Modifications totaling $20,464.51 for the Fiscal Year Ending May 31, 2012, all in favor.

Mayor Cranna presented the minutes of the July 18, 2012 Regular Board Meeting and the July 24, 2012 Special Board Meeting. A motion was made by Trustee Griffith, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Leedy to approve the minutes. After a brief discussion, the minutes were approved, all in favor. Mayor Cranna then presented the minutes of the July 18, 2012 Public Hearing. A motion was made by Trustee Bruno, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Leedy to approve the minutes. After a brief discussion, the minutes were approved, all in favor.

Trustee Ezrati stated that the Street Painting Festival will be held on September 29. The rain Date will be October 6.

Mayor Cranna presented the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract 3, dated August 15, 2012 in the amount of $52,045.38. On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Trustee Griffith, 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 Bruno seconded the motion, all in favor.

Trustee Ezrati reviewed the Planning/Zoning Report stating there was $80.00 collected in fees.

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 Bruno, the regular meeting resumed.

The next Regular Meeting will take place September 19, 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 held September 12, 2012 at Village Hall at 6:00pm.

Trustee Reports:

Deputy Mayor Leedy:

  • Water Report

o Water main break on Woods Road which has been repaired, and another one at the corner of Woods Road and Broadway – also repaired and again in front of Village Hall which the DPW is hoping to repair without cutting the street

Trustee Ezrati:


o Compilation of points are complete

  • Zoning and Planning Boards have full membership – alternates are still being sought for both boards

Trustee Bruno:

  • Summer Rec Program concluded
  • Sub Night on July 20 was successful
  • Village Wide Yard Sale Day was July 28

o 500 maps given out

  • Memorial Park

o Contracts are being completed

o Hudson Valley Softball League, an Eagle Scout are among the expected volunteers to help with park renovations

  • Masons and American Legion have ongoing breakfasts and dinners

Trustee Griffith:

  • Court Report $1367
  • Private donation was received for the tunnel feasibility study

Trustee Griffith presented RESOLUTION 18-2012, DATED AUGUST 15, 2012, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES REGARDING FEASIBILITY STUDY AT TIVOLI WATERFRONT. On a motion by Trustee Griffith, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the resolution was approved, all in favor. Roll call vote: Leedy-aye, Ezrati-Aye, Bruno-aye, Griffith-aye and Cranna-aye.

Public Comments centered on the waterfront including signage and an illegal dock and the property transfer between the Village of Tivoli and the American Legion.

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Leedy and seconded by Trustee Bruno, the meeting was adjourned at 7:48 pm.

Respectfully submitted,


Linda Gonnella

Village Clerk &Treasurer