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.

Meeting Date : March 20, 2013
Download Minutes : Download File

Mayor Cranna continued the public hearing at 7:00 pm.

Present: Mayor Cranna, Deputy Mayor Leedy, Trustees Ezrati, Bruno and Griffith, Attorney Christine Chale and PANDA film

representative Steve Roberts.

Public: Karen Cleaveland, David Cleaveland, Rich Schiafo, Victoria Young, Elizabeth Young, Steven Young, and Radley Glasser:

This is the continuation of the public hearing to hear all interested persons on proposed Local Law 4-2013 to require registration of a

landlord’s agent and to amend inspection provisions.

Mayor Cranna asked for any public comments.

Karen Cleaveland:

  • Renter’s permit

o Renewed each time property is leased

o $35 to $100 fee –

o Fire alarm inspections by the fire company

o Holds both the landlord and tenant responsible

o Rental houses – distance in feet

o Nuisance houses

  • Police officers called to the house
  • No warning issued
  • Landlord gets the citation
  • Application for landlord and renter
  • Manager needs to be named
  • Fee of $35 compared to rents of $1500-$3500 per month
  • Price for safety

Steve Young:

  • Directed to students
  • Objects to fees
  • Doesn’t want fire and home inspections
  • Home inspections rules for everyone not just landlords
  • Noise ordinances and public drinking already have rules
  • Enforcement should be against those laws
  • Need more enforcement of existing laws
  • Needs to be directed at student housing only
  • Board should proceed with caution
  • Is the noise ordinance enforceable?
  • Strict enforcement of the laws
  • Can he rent while waiting for inspections to happen?

Rich Schiafo:

  • Addresses absentee landlords that are not local landlords
  • Is the law enforceable?
  • Clearer definition of multiple family
  • What is the current inventory of property?
  • How will it be enforced?
  • Who will pay for enforcement?
  • Include fees as part of the adoption
  • Landlord to pay enforcement costs

Elizabeth Young:

  • Feels unsafe in the village at night
  • Enforce the laws that exist

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Leedy, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the public hearing was closed at 7:26pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda Gonnella

Village Clerk &Treasurer