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A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on August 20, 2014 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall, Tivoli, NY. Mayor
Cranna called the meeting to order at 7:13 pm.
Present: Mayor Cranna, Deputy Mayor Griffith, Trustee Ezrati, Trustee Bruno, Trustee Schneider and Steven Roberts of PANDA.
Public: Glenn Baker, Leslie Baker, Susan Dundatscheck, Cathy Zipp, Kyle Adams, Frank Fiore, Shelby Schleben and Robert
The Mayor asked all present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Cranna stated that the one item on the agenda regarding the appointment of an emergency interim successor has been pulled
as more investigation and discussion with the Conference of Mayors and Dutchess County Emergency Response is needed. In the
event that both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are out of town, the emergency interim successor can lead in the event of an emergency.
A local law may be required and then a public hearing will need to be held.
The Clerk’s report included:
- Sale of 440 trash tags
- Two payrolls
- One planning board workshop and meeting
- The creation of 476 water bills
- No correspondence received for the record
- The Clerk’s office will be closed on September 1, 2014 for Labor Day
On a motion by Trustee Schneider and seconded by Trustee Bruno, the minutes for the July 16, 2014 regular board meeting and
August 13, 2014 regular workshop were approved, all in favor.
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Griffith, seconded by Trustee Schneider, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract 3, dated August 20, 2014,
in the amount of $62,463.25 was approved. The Treasurer’s Report is posted on the Village’s website each month. Deputy Mayor
Griffith moved that the bills be paid as presented and Trustee Bruno seconded the motion, all in favor.
Zoning Report – Trustee Ezrati
- Two building permits issued
- Several final inspections
- Review of five potential zoning violations
- Sent two letters of violation
- Met with two residents to mitigate complaints
- Trustee Ezrati did a ride along with the ZEO throughout the Village
Mayor Cranna stated that last night, after many years, the Village of Tivoli and the American Legion Harris Smith Post completed a
land transfer between the two parties. When the previous American Legion burned down, it was moved back and rebuilt on land that
was owned by the Village. The land in front of the current Legion was owned by them. The ownership of these two parcels has been
swapped. The Mayor thanked all parties involved including the members of the American Legion Harris Smith Post for their work on
Mayor Cranna announced that a public hearing has been set for September 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm to hear comments and suggestions
from residents for the Village’s 2015 CDBG application. The Mayor also stated that the Village expects to hear back at the end of
September regarding the grant application to Dutchess County Dept of Planning about the evaluation study of whether or not it is
feasible to transfer our water and sewer services over to the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority.
Mayor Cranna congratulated the Fire Department on another successful barbecue that he attended.
Deputy Mayor Griffith
- Water System Operations Report
o No violations
o Testing every month
o Two different locations are tested monthly
o Ecoli and coli form
- One water main break at 44 Woods Road on July 15
- Green Committee meets each third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm at Village Hall
- There will be a Solar Energy Conference for Tivoli residents at Village Hall on September 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm
o Representatives from three different solar energy providers will be there
o Representatives from NYSERDA will be there
o Residents who already have solar energy will be there
o Refreshments will be served, everyone welcome
- Community Garden
o Getting ready to end the season
o Plots will be assigned in November for the spring of 2015
o More information next month
o If interested, send email to email@example.com
- Speed wagon on Broadway – waiting for report from D.C. Sheriff’s Office
- LOSAP administration completed
o 20 active fire fighters participate in program
o $13,000 put in the account with RBC Wealth Management for the fire fighters
o Account up to about $100,000
- Planning Board was busy – three houses being redone on North Road
- Street Painting is Saturday, October 4, 2014
o 60% of fundraising complete
- Summer Rec Program has concluded
- Juvenile handicapped swing installed in Memorial Park
- New bench in Park built by an eagle scout is almost complete
- Adult handicapped swing has arrived and will be installed
- Library’s star gazing program on August 15 rescheduled to August 22 at Lake Taghkanic
- Look for events by American Legion and Masons, monthly breakfasts, etc
- Justice Court
o $285 to Comptroller’s office
- Business and Artist’s Association
o First meeting with local businesses was held
o Good participation and commitment
o Lots of feedback and suggestions
o Collaboration between business
o Next meeting date will be announced, probably early September
o Will continue to meet on a regular basis
Mayor Cranna stated that he spoke to the Dutchess County Director of Economic Development Ron Hicks who has offered to come up
and share some ideas and suggestions and to look at possible grant opportunities that might be available with regard to promoting the
Village and the business community.
The next regular meeting will take place on September 17, 2014 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 September 10, 2014 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall at 6:00pm.
Mayor Cranna spoke about the Village’s emergency plan. He has formed an Emergency Response Committee to form an emergency
plan specific to the Village. The Mayor has spoken to Supervisor Sue Crane and Dana Smith from the County. The Village will be
using the Town of Red Hook’s emergency plan as a model.
Mayor Cranna stated that the stone bridge on Broadway coming into the Village is scheduled for repairs in the spring or fall of 2017.
The plans are for a stone bridge, not a modern metal bridge. This will be paid for by federal dollars. The lights on the bridge will also
Public comments centered on an emergency plan for the village and the parking and pedestrian traffic on Broadway.
On a motion by Trustee Bruno, and seconded by Trustee Schneider, the meeting was adjourned at 7:49 pm.
Deputy Village Clerk