Red Hook Responds/ COVID-19 Links/Village Hall Closed

Red Hook Responds

The Town and Villages are helping to support a community based effort called Red Hook Responds to assist our neighbors in need and to solicit individuals who may want to help.

A website called   and a volunteer/help hotline number (845-640-4788) have been established to further those objectives. By sharing this information we hope to be able to reach as many folks as possible, to do what we do best: help each other.

COVID-19 Alert Links


Village Hall is closed until further notice

In the interest of public health in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic Village Hall will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, March 25th and continuing until further notice.

Village Services will continue but to minimize person-to-person contact we believe no one except Village personnel should be using the building. Even our employees will only be performing essential work and  be working at different hours and maintaining social distance as they do. Any of their work which can be conducted from home will be. All municipalities are compelled by the Governor’s Executive Order to do so.

Garbage and recycling pick-up will continue on Tuesdays as normal.

To purchase garbage tags please send a check and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

The Village of Tivoli
PO Box 397
Tivoli, NY 12583

Garbage tags are $4 each.

To conduct business with the Village please use telephone, email, or the front door drop-box.

Mayor’s office 845-757-3371 or

Clerk’s office 845-757-2021 or

If you have business of an unusual nature which cannot be accommodated by the above means, please email the Mayor or, contact a member of the Village Board of Trustees, and everything possible will be done to make suitable arrangements.

Meeting Date : March 18, 2015
Download Minutes : Download File

A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on March 18, 2015 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall, Tivoli, NY. Mayor Cranna called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm.

Present: Mayor Cranna, Deputy Mayor Griffith, Trustee Ezrati, Trustee Bruno, Trustee Schneider, Attorney Chale, Steven Roberts of PANDA.

Public: Virginia LaBarbera, Dave Cleaveland, Karen Cleaveland, Doc Sakal, Ralph Torchia, Gail Torchia, Thomas Crisci, Sr, Dylan Griffiths, Tony Staffiero, Mary Alice Staffiero, Corky Clark, Barbara Melinsky, Vincent Manna, Michael Leedy, and Cheryl Hilbrandt.

The Mayor asked Town of Red Hook Councilwoman Brenda Cagle to lead all present at the meeting for the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Mayor acknowledged County Executive Marc Molinaro, County Legislator Micki Strawinski, Former Village of Tivoli Deputy Mayor Mike Leedy, Former Village of Tivoli Trustee Tony Staffiero, Village of Tivoli Justices Howard Clark and John Ludwig, Town of Red Hook Councilwoman Brenda Cagle, Village of Red Hook Deputy Mayor Brent Kovalchik and former colleagues from the Dutchess County Clerk’s Office.

Mayor Cranna stated that tonight’s agenda would be a little different from normal board meetings. The Board of Trustees has been briefed on reports from the treasurer.

On a motion by Trustee Bruno, seconded by Deputy Mayor Griffith, the minutes for the February 18, 2015 Regular Board Meeting and the February 18, 2015 Regular Workshop were approved, all in favor. On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee Schneider, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract 10, dated March 18, 2015, in the amount of $62,848.01 was approved, all in favor. The Treasurer’s Report is posted on the Village’s website each month. TrusteeSchneider 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 7-2015, dated March 18, 2015, Proposed Budget Modifications, was approved, all in favor. The modifications were made to increase the Library budget line for payment of expenses including heating and electric costs, a bond interest payment deficit of $.30 and transferring funds from the water contingency line to water administration to cover the costs of the 2015 CDBG application.

Captain Watterson of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office spoke and presented Mayor Cranna with a certificate of congratulations. County Executive Marc Molinaro also spoke.

Mayor Cranna gave a farewell address (see attached).

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith and seconded by Trustee Schneider, the meeting was adjourned at 7:43 pm, all in favor.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda Gonnella

Village Clerk/Treasurer