New “Garbage Can” Law in Tivoli takes effect March 1st, 2018!

Dear Residents,

In response to years of garbage/recycling receptacles being left out at the curb, blocking the public roadways and sidewalks, creating safety concerns, and negatively impacting the charm and aesthetics of our community, the Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees updated Village Code Chapter 184: Solid Waste on January 21st, 2018.

This law includes new rules which govern the placement of garbage/recycling receptacles in our Village. These rules apply to both Village collection and collection by the private haulers who service customers in Tivoli (Welsh, Waste Management, Royal Carting, etc.). Please read and follow these rules:

No garbage/recycling bags/receptacles shall be placed curbside prior to 6:00PM on the night before collection.

All garbage/recycling bags/receptacles must be removed from the curbside by 10:00PM of the day of collection.

At all other times receptacles must be stored out of public view, or if not feasible, behind the front building line, on the owner’s property. (This means no cans stored in the front yard. Side yards and backyards are acceptable.)

Everyone must know the collection day of THEIR service, be it Village or private. Owners AND occupants (tenants) of a property can be held responsible.

Receptacles remaining near the curb, street, or sidewalk, outside of the approved time of collection can be removed and disposed of by the Village and/or result in a court appearance ticket and a possible fine of $50. Each day of continuance of an offense shall constitute a separate offense.

Please take responsibility for the receptacles you use, pull those receptacles back to the side/rear of your home, keep our sidewalks clear and open for pedestrians, and the public view-shed free from garbage cans the other 6 days of the week.

Questions? Call or email Mayor Griffith (845)-757-3371

Meeting Date : July 25, 2016
Download Minutes : Download File

Call to Order
The meeting held at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall was opened at 7:03 PM.

Planning Board Attendees:
Mike Billeci; Chairman
Donna Matthews
Pamela Morin
John Hallstein

Also Present:
Michele Greig; Village Planner
Susan Ezrati; Village Trustee
Brian Denu; 5127 Rt 9G Applicant
Patrick Hildenbrand; 5127 Rt 9G Applicant

The first order of business was P&B Properties. The memo about their floor plan was discussed; Michele
Greig requested that they put the exterior dimensions of the building on their floor plan. The locust
trees that previously were going to be removed will stay on the property by the suggestion of an
arborist. The types of shrubs that will be planted on the property were the next topic of discussion.
Michele Greig asked that the site plan be revised to show the forsythia hedge as it exists now and to
identify the types of shrubs that will be planted as being non-invasive, the size at the time of planting,
and how tall they will grow. It was unclear as to whether the plants were required to screen the parking
or just for the beautification of the corridor along 9G. The final size of a minimum of three feet at full
growth was decided as required for the shrubs planted. They will be one gallon in size at planting. These
details were marked on the site plan by Brian Denu at the meeting and dated.

The Recreational Fee and all other conditions that will need to be met for the site plan approval were
discussed next. If the applicants can verify that their property originally had two dwelling units then they
would be exempt from the fee. They will need to make sure all outstanding fees are paid, and that they
have enough in their escrow account to cover any payments to the consultant and lawyers. The
resolution will be revised to show that they have the option to prove the previous two dwelling units
and be exempt from the fee or to pay the fee.

A public hearing was deemed unnecessary and it was decided that there was not enough room for a sidewalk on their property. Pamela Morin motioned to approve the resolution with the amendment. John Hallstein seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion carried to approve the resolution. The next steps were laid out for the applicants.
The next order of business was the temporary storage containers on Pamela Morin’s property at 73-75 Broadway. Pamela was recused from the Board for this segment of the meeting. She submitted the Short EAF form at the meeting but her plan has not yet been submitted to the county for review because she has not provided a formal site plan. A revised survey map was presented at the meeting from a previous lot line dispute. Michele Greig recommended certain areas on the map be blocked out or omitted for it to comply with the requirements for the site plan. A title such as “Temporary Structures” was recommended for the project and once the plan is submitted it will be sent to the county. The look of the containers was discussed, who it would affect, and if there should be a public hearing or not. A majority of the Planning Board members decided that there was no need for a public hearing, including all three present members, John Hallstein, Mike Billeci, and Donna Matthews.

John Hallstein motioned to approve the Type II action under SEQR. Donna Matthews seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion carried. The next steps for the applicant were to submit a revised site plan and a memo to the county, possibly asking for an expedited review.

Pamela rejoined the Planning Board to review the minutes from previous meetings. The minutes from May 23 and June 13 were reviewed by the members of the Board. John Hallstein motioned to approve the minutes from May 23, 2016. Donna Matthews seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion carried. Next, Pamela Morin motioned to approve the minutes for the June 13 meeting. John Hallstein seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion carried.

All matters have been discussed and John Hallstein motioned to close the meeting. Donna Matthews seconded the motion. All in favor. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 8:22 PM.


Respectfully submitted,

Kristen Cleaveland
Deputy Clerk