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 26, 2013
Download Minutes : Download File

Call to Order / Determination of Quorum
The meeting, held at the American Legion, was opened at 7:05 P.M. and a quorum was
determined to be present for the conduct of business.
Planning Board Attendees:
Chair Mike Billeci
Leigh Palmer
Donna Matthews
Also Present:
Foster Reed (applicant)
Village Planner Michele Greig
Ginger Grab
John Hallstein
New Business
Demolition Permit – 11 Friendship Street: Applicant Foster Reed stated that the property
needs new electric, new roof, new plumbing, it has no septic, no parking and has not been
maintained since 1960. He stated that he’s talked to his neighbors and they would be happy if
the house came down. The applicant submitted a sketch of what the site would look like after
the house is taken down.
This property is in the Historic Overlay District. The Board can contact the State Historic
Preservation Office (SHPO) if they have any questions. The Board reviewed a document
concerning this demolition from Michele Greig (attached) in which she quotes from the Village’s
Zoning law. Ms. Greig stated that this would be a Type I action under SEQR and the applicant is
required to fill out a full EAF, LWRP form and supply the information below:
A brief description of the structure proposed to be demolished, including approximate date of
construction, name of architect, if known, historic and/or architectural significance, and a
description of the setting, including related grounds, accessory buildings and structures and
property boundaries.
Past 10 years’ chronology of the use, occupancy and ownership of the property.
Any other information specific to the demolition required by the Planning Board to make a
determination on the application, including data to demonstrate compliance with the criterion for
approval set forth below.
After this information is provided to the Planning Board, five days before the workshop on
September 9, a public hearing can then be set up. The SEQR can be reviewed in a workshop.
The Planning Board would like to take a tour of the site. Mr. Reed stated that someone would
contact the Clerk’s Office to set this up.
Ms. Greig stated that this demolition would not require a site plan approval or a special permit,
only a certificate of demolition. The Planning Board Clerk will modify the application to reflect
The Board reviewed the minutes from the May 28, 2013 Planning Board Meeting. Donna
Matthews moved to approve the minutes as presented. Leigh Palmer seconded. All in favor.
Motion carried.
Leigh Palmer moved to close the meeting at 7:32 PM. Donna Matthews seconded. All in favor.
Motion carried.
Respectfully submitted,
Claire Roff, Planning Board Clerk