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 : October 6, 2014
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Call To Order / Determination Of Quorum

The meeting, held at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall, was opened at 7:06 pm and a quorum was determined to be present for the conduct of business.

ZBA Attendees:

  • Chair Laura Gail Tyler
  • Karen Cleaveland
  • Tim Lynch

Also Present:

  • Applicant Michael Piastro, Bob Wills


  • Paul Piastro


  • Bob Zises

The first item of business was to approve the draft minutes from the April 23, 2013 meeting. Karen Cleaveland moved to approve the minutes as presented. Tim Lynch seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

New Business

Three area variances for front and side setbacks and driveway location for parcel on Clay Hill Road: applicant Michael Piastro came before the Board with photos and drawings of the site where he would like to build a house and garage. He wants to build a house on the higher elevation of the lot and put a garage on an old barn foundation that is already on the property but needs to be rebuilt. The applicant showed the Board the location for the septic in the front of the property. He also showed the Board the possible locations for the driveway. Zoning law stipulates a side setback of 35 feet, the applicant is asking for 30 feet and a front setback of 50 feet, the applicant is asking for 30 feet.

The applicant Michael Piastro and Mr. Wills discussed with the Board the location of the driveway and what variance might be needed. Chair Tyler stated that she will need to look into the definition of street line as it pertains to the location of driveways as stated in the Tivoli Zoning Law. The applicant was advised that before the next meeting he should mark the distance from the center of the driveway to both the center line of Clay Hill Road and to the street line of the road.

Karen Cleaveland moved to set a public hearing for November 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Tim Lynch seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

Chair Tyler set a site visit for 4:30 pm on November 3, 2014.


Tim Lynch moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 pm. Karen Cleaveland seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Claire Roff

Planning and Zoning Clerk