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 20, 2014
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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

this project.

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.

Trustee Reports:

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 tivolicommunitygarden@gmail.com

  • Speed wagon on Broadway – waiting for report from D.C. Sheriff’s Office

Trustee Ezrati

  • 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

Trustee Bruno

  • 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

Trustee Schneider

  • 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

be replaced.

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.

Respectfully submitted,

Claire Roff

Deputy Village Clerk