Tivoli Sewer Plant Replacement Project Public Forum 1/24 6:30PM

To all users of the Tivoli Sewer System,

The Village Board of Trustees and the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority will hold an important public information forum on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Project on Tuesday January 24th at 6:30PM on the 3rd floor of Village Hall. The purpose of this forum is to provide maximum information about this project to those who are served by the facility.

Also present on the 24th will be a representative from Wright-Pierce, the engineering firm who is designing the new sewer plant and pump station.

The forum will be structured thusly:

  • A short description of the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority.


  • A brief history of the Tivoli sewer system and its components: the plant, the collection system, and the pump station.


  • A report of the existing, aged plant and related infrastructure, and the noncompliance events and SPDES permit exceedances which require that it be replaced.


  • A description of the new plant’s design/technology, why it’s needed, and how it will be an improvement.


  • An explanation of the cost of the new plant.


  • Discussion of the collaborative effort to secure various funding sources to help pay for this.


  • A question-and-answer period.

The Tivoli Wastewater Treatment Plant is going to be completely replaced within the next 24 months and it is going to be expensive. I urge anyone who has questions about this critical project to attend this informational forum.

The Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees, in collaboration with the Dutchess County Human Rights Commission, will be hosting a Virtual Community Listening Session this Saturday, June 27th from 2-4PM. Technical support will be provided by the Bard College Center for Civic Engagement.

This will be a first step in what will be a sustained conversation in our community. On Saturday (via ZOOM due to the COVID-19 pandemic) the public is invited to address the Village Board. The Board will only be listening and not responding to comments. We feel strongly that we need to listen and focus on your voices in order to absorb what you have to tell us. In the days to follow, we will revisit what you have told us and formulate the next step in the community conversation.

In preparation for the Session and in response to correspondence the Board has received asking for information about policing in Tivoli we have prepared this fact and data sheet: https://mcusercontent.com/db32a6873991aa156ac2f8920/files/b12d7ef0-5b6a-47dc-9019-82a6d35efb02/Tivoli_Police_Expenditures_2_.pdf

Here is the ZOOM link to participate in the Session:
Capacity is up to 300 people. Please be sure to enter the meeting by 2PM.  Each speaker is requested to keep their comments to three minutes. Two moderators from the Dutchess County Human Rights Commission will facilitate the Session. The Session will also be live-streamed on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/oZmlh5dNDIE

The Village Board of Trustees hopes that everyone who would like to address us will participate in this event. We are eager to listen to you.


Mayor Joel Griffith
Deputy Mayor Emily Majer
Trustee Susan Ezrati
Trustee Jeanann Schneider
Trustee Angela Cole