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A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held in February 18, 2015 at the Historuc Watts DePeyster Hall, Tivoli, NY. Mayor Cranna called the meeting to order at 7:07 pm.
Preset: Mayor Cranna, Deputy Mayor Griffith, Trustee Exrati, Trustee Bruno, Trustee Schneider, Attorny Chale, Steven Roberts of PANDA.
Public: Glenn Baker, Leslie Baker, Trish Tieger, Julio Olivencia, Dave Cleavekad and Karen Cleaveland.
The Mayor asked all present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Clerk’s report included:
- Sale of 559
- Two payrolls
- One planning board meeting
On motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the rules were suspended so that the public could address the Board on agenda items only, all in favor. There were no public comments. On a motion by Trustee Schneider, seconded by Trustee Bruno, the board returned to regular business.
On a motion by Trustee Schneider, seconded by Deputy Mayor Griffith, the minutes for the January 21, 2015 Regular Board Meeting were approved, all in favor.
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee Bruno, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract 9, dated February 18, 2015, in the amount of $38,411.41 was approved, all in favor. Larger payments were made to the Bank of Millbrook, ThessenKrupp Elevator Company and KOSCO. The Treasurer’s Report is posted on the Village’s website each month. Trustee Schneider moved that the bills be pain as presented and Deputy Mayor Groffith seconded the motion, all in favor.
Zoning Report-Trustee Ezrati
- No report-Zoning Enforcement Officer is on vacation
- Letter received from Red Hook Town Supervision Sue Crane
- Zoning Inspector II status achieved
- They have a better understanding of housing requirements
- Jonathan Tromby appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals
- ZBA now has five members
No correspondence was received by the Village.
On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Deputy Mayor Griffith, Resolution 5-2015, RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE OF TIVOLI AND MONUMENTAL LODGE #374 F&AM FOR THE LEASE OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY FOR A PARKING AREA, dated February 18, 2015 was approved, all in favor.
On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Trustee Bruno, the 2015 Tivoli Fire Department Officers were approved, all in favor. A list of the officers is attached to these minutes.
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee Schneider, the 2014 Environmental Monitoring Proposal by Norris Associates, which includes Groundwater Quality Monitoring with Cap Inspection and Related NYSDEC Coordination at a total cost of $6,000.00, was approved, all in favor. It was noted that the cost for this has been reduced in the past few years.
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee Bruno, Resolution 6-2015, dated February 18, 2015, Proposed Budget Modifications, was approved, all in favor. The modifications were made to increase the snow removal budget line for payment of additional and unanticipated sand salt expenses and transfering funds from the fire department’s equipment and capital outlay line to the contractual services line.
On a motion by Trustee Schneider, seconded by Trustee Bruno, all in favor, Mayor Cranna was authorized to sign a letter regarding the use of the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response Training Center, including the Fishkill location and the Fire Safety Trailer. The letter will be valid for a three year period (2014, 2015, and 2016) unless rescinded.
Mayor Cranna reviewed the Village of Tivoli’s Fiscal Stress Report. The New York State Comptroller created this early warning system in 2013 for communities, fire and school districts with fiscal problems. This alert system for potential problems gives local officials and taxpayers the opportunity to be more proactive. Last year the Village of Tivoli did not have any signs of fiscal stress- the village score was 36.3%. The comptroller’s office has established that anything over 44.9% is deemed in fiscal stress. This year, the Village of Tivoli is at 11.3%. The average score for villages in New York is 15%. The average score for Villages in the Hudson Valley is 18%.
The next regular meeting will take place on March 18, 2015 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 March 11, 2015 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall at 6:00pm.
Deputy Mayor Griffith
- Water System Operations Report
- No water main breaks
- No violations
- Testing every month
- Two different locations are tested monthly-Broadway and North Road
- Ecoli and coli form
- Community Garden
- 15-16 plots are available
- Contact tivolicommunitygarder@gmail if you are interested in a plot
- Fourth season
- $30 each for 8×12 plot
- Fees will help pay for raised beds made of while oak for the rest of the garden
- Consider sharing a plot
- Climate Smart Communities
- The Village of Tivoli joined 1 1/2 years ago
- The state program us three years old
- 152 signed up throughout New York State
- 52 in the Hudson Valley
- Village of Tovoli has already completed:
- Composting bins
- Solar forum with 94 attendees
- Attended a round table at Kingston City Hall
- Representatives from Village and Town of New Paltzm City of Kingston, Town of LaGrange and several others
- Communities shared accomplishments
- NYS Comptrollerreport recently issued
- Audit concerns regarding LOSAP program
- Points for the Village of Tivoli Fire Department are reported by software program
- Events are reported to New York State and are tracked by the software
- Points are earned by attending events and meetings and by serving as officers of the fire department
- Town of Red Hook Councilman Jim Ross will review materials
- Planning and Zoning Boards have been busy
- Grocery store coming to Tivoli
- Not a change of use
- Parking and dumpster and signage
- Sub night will be re-scheduled
- Summer Recreation Program
- Seeking letters if interest for the Director and Counselor positions-send the letter to Trustee Bruno via the Clerk’s Office
- Tivoli Library has ongoing classes and booking reading
- Justice Court
- $285. submitted to the Comptroller’s office
- Tivoli Business and Artist Alliance
- Meeting on a monthly basis
- No meeting in January-next meeting is March 2
- Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Greenway Grant
- Met with Morris Associates and Trustee Bruno
- Report from Morris Associates is expected this month
- Planning ADA sidewalks, lighting and seating to the Hudson River
- $30,000 matching grant
- Public meeting will be held next month
- Looking for public input
- Preliminary ideas and an overview of project will be presented
- Mayor Cranna requested that Attorney Chale be copied on any emails regarding this project’s budget going forward
There were no public comments.
On a motion by Trustee Bruno and seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the meeting was adjourned at 7:34pm.