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 : March 7, 2016
Download Minutes : Download File

VCall 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
Bob Zises
Jonathan Trombly

Also Present:
Patrick Hildenbrand; 5127 Route 9G Applicant
Brian Denu; 5127 Route 9G Applicant
Trustee Susan Ezrati

Absent:
Mark Bennett

Public:
None Present

The first item of business was to approve the draft minutes from the Special Meeting which took place on November 16, 2015 meeting. Laura Gail Tyler requested one sentence be removed. Bob Zises moved to approve the minutes with the amendment made; Jonathan Trombly seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

P & B Properties
The Area Variances were present to the Zoning Board of Appeals in order to renovate an existing building and discuss parking. The property lies in the RB district and the structure is on .91 acre; not a full acre as would be required. Parking should be to the rear of the building, however, a variance is sought as this is not possible.

Laura Gail Tyler read from the Code book in order to confirm regulations.

The issues were stated once again as acreage/density, and parking not being to the rear due to
property lines.

Four explanations for variances were presented:

  1. Negative effect on the character of the neighborhood
  2. Alternatives
  3. Negative environmental impact
  4. Self-created

Laura Gail Tyler indicated this to be a Type II action and does not require SEQR.

The variances were accepted as Associative Variances. Both variances will be considered one application, and one fee will be submitted, per Laura Gail Tyler.

Laura Gail Tyler reviewed the questions and provided suggestions for appropriate
completion.

Laura Gail Tyler discussed the code for parking.

Trustee Ezrati discussed the traffic study and indicated the Safety Revision Plan would be
helpful for all to review.

Foot traffic was discussed, along with the potential for traffic calming in the future with the
study.

On maps provided a septic and trees are shown as already existing.

A Special Meeting was set for Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM, and on a motion made
by Karen Cleaveland, and seconded by Jonathan Trombly, a Public Hearing was set for
Monday, April 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

A sketch was requested showing future landscaping, grassy areas, entry and exit to a state
highway, the property location, side setbacks.

On a motion made by Bob Zises to adjourn the meeting, and seconded by Karen Cleaveland;
and all in favor, the meeting adjourned at 8:13 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Robin L. Bruno
Village Clerk