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   http://www.redhookresponds.org   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 mayor@tivoliny.org

Clerk’s office 845-757-2021 or clerk@tivoliny.org

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 : June 17, 2015
Download Minutes : Download File

A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on June 17, 2015 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall, Tivoli, NY. Mayor Griffith called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Present: Mayor Griffith, Deputy Mayor Bruno, Trustee Majer, Trustee Ezrati and Trustee Schneider

Public: Julio Olivencia, Nikita Minin, Karen and David Cleaveland.

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

The Clerk’s report included:

• Sale of 384 trash tags
• Two payrolls
• Attended one Zoning Board of Appeals meeting and one Planning Board meeting and one workshop
• Water/sewer bills collection
• Property tax bills collection
• Villages offices will be closed on July 3 for Independence Day
• Preparing for the AUD filing and close out of the fiscal year

On a motion by Trustee Schneider, seconded by Trustee Majer, the minutes for April 15, 2015 Regular Board Meeting and Re-Org, April 30, 2015 Budget Workshop, May 13, 2015 Regular Workshop and May 20, 2015 Regular Meeting were approved, all in favor.

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Bruno, seconded by Trustee Majer, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract 13, dated June 17, 2015, in the amount of $17,720.97 was approved, all in favor. On a motion by Trustee Schneider, seconded by Deputy Mayor Bruno, The Treasurer’s Report for Abstract 1, dated June 17, 2015 in the amount of $23,699.49 was approved, all in favor. The Treasurer’s Report is posted on the Village’s website each month. Deputy Mayor Bruno moved that the bills be paid for both abstracts as presented and Trustee Schneider seconded the motion, all in favor.

Zoning Report – Trustee Ezrati

• 71 Broadway – garbage removed from outside dumpster
• 8 Friendship – a complaint from neighbor of loud private parties occurring on Saturday nights
• Electrical permit – 48 Broadway
• 73-75 Broadway – permit was opened
• Commercial permit at Tivoli Gardens

No correspondence was received by the village.

Mayor Griffith opened the meeting for public comments on agenda items only. There were no public comments.

On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Trustee Schneider, Resolution 13-2015, dated June 17, 2015, RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE OF TIVOLI TO EXECUTE THE 2016-2018 DUTCHESS COUNTY URBAN COUNTY CONSORTIUM REQUALIFICATION BALLOT AND THE AMENDMENT TO THE EXISTING COOPERATION AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 29, 2000 WITH THE COUNTY OF DUTCHESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF UNDERTAKING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT AND HOME INVESTMENT PROGRAMS PURSUANT TO TITLE 1 OF THE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1974, AS AMENDED, AND TITLE II OF THE NATIONAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING ACT OF 1990, AS AMENDED, was approved. Roll call: Bruno: aye, Ezrati: aye, Schneider: aye, Majer: aye, Griffith: aye. Community Development block grants are federal monies that come to counties that then can be distributed to municipalities. The Village of Tivoli is a member of the Dutchess County Urban Consortium. This is a housekeeping item to keep the grant program structured correctly and available.

On a motion by Trustee Schneider, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, Resolution 14-2015, dated June 17, 2015, RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT FOR SHARED SERVICES REGARDING
IMPLEMENTATION ASSISTANCE FOR SHARED HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION WITH THE VILLAGE OF RED HOOK AND THE TOWN OF RED HOOK, was approved. Roll call: Bruno: aye, Ezrati: aye, Schneider: aye, Majer: aye, Griffith: aye. For the past fourteen months, a large study has been underway between the Town and Village of Red Hook and the Village of Tivoli to review possible shared services including consolidations and mergers of the highway departments. The results of the study were mixed. Four of the six findings were recommended to be implemented. This resolution is the authorization for an application by the three municipalities for a second grant to help them implement the findings. The lead agency will be the Village of Red Hook. An extension
was filed with Dutchess County for leftover funds in the first grant. If granted, these funds will be used to inventory assets.

On a motion by Trustee Majer and seconded by Trustee Schneider, Resolution 15-2104, dated June 17, 2015, AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF A JOINT TOWN AND VILLAGE APPLICATION TO THE 2015/16 DUTCHESS COUNTY MUNICIPAL CONSOLIDATION AND SHARED SERVICES GRANT PROGRAM TO FACILIATE SHARED HIGHWAY SERVICES was approved. Roll call: Bruno: aye, Ezrati: aye, Schneider: aye, Majer: aye, Griffith: aye. The grant application is in the amount of $81,250.

On a motion by Trustee Majer and seconded by Deputy Mayor Bruno, Resolution 16-2015, dated June 17, 2015, APPROVING APPLICATION FOR CORRECTED TAX ROLL, was approved, all in favor.

On a motion by Trustee Schneider, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, Mayor Griffith was authorized to sign a contract with Ferens Elevator Company, all in favor. The Village has been in a five year renewable contract with one firm for at least ten years. In between each five year cycle, there is a brief window at which the Village can look for another provider. The new provider contract will save approximately $3,000 per year.

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Bruno, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, Resolution 17-2015, dated June 17, 2015, Proposed Budget Modifications totaling $1,889.34 was approved, all in favor. The transfer was made from the Fire Department Administration line to the Fire Department line.

Mayor Griffith announced the Clerk’s Summer Hours. The office will be closed on Fridays at 12:00 pm for July and August. This follows the Town of Red Hook’s summer hours schedule.

Mayor Griffith spoke about three proposed local laws:

Local Law No. A (Proposed) of 2015 entitled “A LOCAL LAW TO ENACT A NEW CHAPTER 173 OF THE VILLAGE CODE ENTITLED ‘PUBLIC URINATION OR DEFECATION’”. This Local Law enacts a new Chapter 173 of the Village Code pursuant to
§ 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York and New York Constitution, Article IX, in order to preserve, protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare.

Local Law No. B (Proposed) of 2015 entitled “A LOCAL LAW TO ENACT A NEW CHAPTER 153 OF THE VILLAGE CODE ENTITLED ‘NUISANCES’” relating to nuisance parties.

Local Law No. C (Proposed) of 2015 entitled “A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND CHAPTER 151 OF THE VILLAGE CODE ENTITLED ‘NOISE’” relating to an increase in penalties for violation of the Village’s Noise law.

On a motion by Trustee Ezrati seconded Trustee Majer, RESOLUTION 18-2015, DATED JUNE 17, 2015, ESTABLISHING A DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE ADOPTION BY THE VILLAGE BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF TIVOLI LOCAL LAW NO. B (PROPOSED) OF 2015, A LOCAL LAW TO ENACT A NEW CHAPTER 153 OF THE VILLAGE CODE ENTITLED “NUISANCES” was approved, all in favor.

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Bruno seconded by Trustee Schneider, RESOLUTION 19-2015, DATED JUNE 17, 2015, ESTABLISHING A DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE ADOPTION BY THE VILLAGE BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF TIVOLI LOCAL LAW NO. A (PROPOSED) OF 2015, A LOCAL LAW TO ENACT A NEW CHAPTER 173 OF THE VILLAGE CODE ENTITLED “PUBLIC URINATION OR DEFECATION” was approved, all in favor.

On a motion by Trustee Schneider seconded Trustee Majer, RESOLUTION 20-2015, DATED JUNE 17, 2015, ESTABLISHING A DATE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE ADOPTION BY THE VILLAGE BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF TIVOLI LOCAL LAW NO. C (PROPOSED) OF 2015, A LOCAL LAW TO ENACT A NEW CHAPTER 173 OF THE VILLAGE CODE ENTITLED “NOISE” was approved, all in favor.

The next regular meeting will take place on July 15, 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 July 8, 2015 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall at 7:00pm. The public hearing for proposed local laws A, B and C will be held on July 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm.

Trustee Reports:
Deputy Mayor Bruno

  • Park
    • Pole has been set
    • Lights have been replaced
    • Replaced cross arms on a different light pole and re-adjusted the lights
    • Manpower hours will be donated in July by local youth causes
  • Summer Rec Program
  • Program runs June 29 to July 24 – 9:15 am to 12:15 pm
    • Arts and crafts, board games
    • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm – library program on Fridays
    • Potential theatre class for two weeks for three hours per day
    • Contact Deputy Mayor Bruno to register for the program
  • Shane Digan Eagle Scout Ceremony
    • Attended and spoke at the Eagle Scout ceremony

Trustee Ezrati

  • LOSAP
    • Concluded 2014 LOSAP administration
    • 23 firefighters qualify
    • Bills have been submitted to the Clerk and to the Town of Red Hook for their share of the costs
  • Planning/Zoning
    • Been busy
    • Workshops held in April and May with Ted Fink of Greenplan
      • New procedures for SEQR and the historic overlay district
      • Village of Red Hook joined the meeting
      • May be more meetings
      • Village of Red Hook will contribute financially
  • Mid Hudson Arts
    • $500 grant received for the street painting festival
  • Fire Department
    • 2016 Budget
      • Budget cuts
      • Worked with 2015 budget to purchase the required items including emergency safety items
  • Water/Sewer
    • Mayor Griffith spoke about the DCWWA (Dutchess County Water/Wastewater Authority) grant application
      • RFPs are on the Dutchess County website and are accessible through BidNet
      • There was a mandatory site visit
        • Twelve firms participated
        • There was a time provided for questions
        • Create an addendum for RFP on BidNet
      • The grant study will run from September through December
  • Well Report
    • Two water samples taken each month
      • Spring Street and Broadway
    • No violations
    • Testing every month
    • Two different locations are tested monthly
    • Ecoli and coli form
  • Leak on Pine Street by the bus stop was repaired
  • Air release valve was repaired at Montgomery/Spring Street

Trustee Schneider

  • Justice Report
    • $998.51 remitted to the State Comptroller’s Office

Trustee Majer

  • Tivoli Library
    • Many ongoing programs
      • Summer reading program registration for “Every Hero has a Story”
      • July 22- Astor Early Child pre-development check-ups ages 4 months to five years
      • July 10 – 6:00 pm Talons : Birds of Prey
  • House and Barn Preservation Expo
    • June 20 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Elmendorph Inn ( 7562 North Broadway, Red Hook)
    • Bring photos and questions for artisans and experts
    • Free

Mayor Griffith spoke about Tivoli Community Day:

  • Saturday, August 8 in Memorial Park
  • Potluck
  • Music
  • Arts and crafts and games

Public comments centered on the proposed local laws, summer camp buses, junked cars in municipal parking lots, the use of Feroe Avenue as a two way street (it’s a one way street), and speeding on Broadway.

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Bruno and seconded by Trustee Schneider, the meeting was adjourned at 8:13 pm, all in favor.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Linda Gonnella
Village Clerk/Treasurer