Meeting Date : March 21, 2012
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A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on March 21, 2012 at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall. Mayor Cranna called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.

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

Public: Leslie Baker, Melanie Fiore, Tina Wright, Phil Wright, Karen Cleaveland, David Cleaveland, Anna Moore and Radley Glasser.

The Mayor asked all present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

On a motion by Trustee Griffith, seconded by Trustee Bruno, the meeting was open to public comment about agenda items only. There were no comments from the public.

Clerk’s Report: Election Results for the March 20, 2012 election: Total votes 166; Trustee Griffith: 146 votes, Trustee Leedy: 128 votes and Justice Clark: 138 votes.

Mayor Cranna presented the minutes of the February 15, 2012 Regular Board Meeting. On a motion by Deputy Mayor Leedy, seconded by Trustee Bruno the minutes were approved, all in favor.

Mayor Cranna presented Voucher Detail Report # 10, in the amount of $59,709.24. Mayor Cranna asked for a motion to pay the current Village bills. Trustee Griffith moved that the bills be paid as presented and Deputy Mayor Leedy seconded the motion; a discussion followed. The motion passed by voice vote. On a motion by Deputy Mayor Leedy, seconded by Trustee Bruno, after a brief discussion, the Treasurer’s Report was accepted, all in favor.

Trustee Ezrati reviewed the Planning/Zoning Report stating there was a zoning meeting in February that went well and a planning workshop that was held but the planning meeting was cancelled.

Mayor Cranna presented Resolution 7-2012 dated March 21, 2012, APRROVING REVISED PARK USE PERMIT RULES FOR COMMUNITY GARDEN PROGRAM. Trustee Griffith stated that gardening will begin the first two weeks of April. The next Gardener’s Meeting is March 31 at 1:00pm at Village Hall – all gardeners should attend this meeting. On a motion by Trustee Griffith, Seconded by Trustee Bruno, the resolution was approved, all in favor.

Mayor Cranna then presented Resolution 8-2012, dated March 21, 2012, AUTHORIZING ADOPTION BY THE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF TIVOLI OF LOCAL LAW NO. 1 OF 2012., A .LOCAL LAW AMENDING AND RESTATING CHAPTER 122 OF THE CODE OF THE VILLAGE OF TIVOLI ENTITLED”FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION”AS AUTHORIZED BY THE NEW YORK STATE CONSERVATION LAW, ARTICLE 36. Attorney Chale noted that a SEQR Negative Declaration is part of the documentation package. Mayor Cranna noted that all items were reviewed by the Board of Trustees at the workshop held on March 14. On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Deputy Mayor Leedy, the resolution was approved. The Mayor took a roll call. Leedy- aye, Ezrati- aye, Bruno-aye, Griffith-aye, Cranna-aye.

Mayor Cranna spoke about the Compost Bin Meeting held at Village Hall on March 17 including the distribution of bins purchased by a grant recently obtained by the village… Trustee Griffith noted that the speaker, Jeff Urban, donated his time. He thanked Liz Axelson and the Phantom Gardner for their help with the event. There are 35 bins that were reserved and not picked up. A second chance to get a reserved bin will be on March 31 between 12:00 and 1:00pm at Village Hall.

Mayor Cranna then spoke about the intersection of Route 9G and Route 78 noting another recent auto accident. The Village called for an additional traffic study of the dangerous intersection, however, the request was denied by the DOT. The Mayor will appeal the decision and ask for a yellow caution light. The decision lies with the State of New York and Dutchess County officials. The Mayor welcomed letters from the public addressing this matter that would be forwarded with his request.

The Mayor recently attended the Bicentennial Committee Dinner and the Red Church Committee Dinner, both hosted by the Tivoli Masons. He also attended the Tivoli Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast. The Masons also have a breakfast on March 25.

The Village’s webpage, is a tool that is used for communication and includes the village newsletter.

The Village’s Re-Organizational Meeting will be held on April 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Village Hall.

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Leedy, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, a Public Hearing for the Village of Tivoli’s Tentative Budget was set for April 11 at 7:00 pm at Village Hall, all in favor.

The next Regular Meeting will take place April 18, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall. The workshop will be held at 6:00pm before the meeting. There will be a workshop held April 11, 2012 at Village Hall at 6:00pm.

Trustee Reports:

Deputy Mayor Leedy:

  • Well Report
  • No issues with solid waste
  • Sewer system running well

Trustee Ezrati:

No Report.

Trustee Bruno:

  • Recreation Committee new director is Elizabeth Young
  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 7 from 2-4 pm
  • May 11- Legion and Mason will host a roast beef dinner to benefit the Stone Monument fundraising efforts
  • Approval has been received for park renovations by grant officials
  • Summer Rec Program and Tivoli Day dates to be announced
  • Plans for the park were revised to include handicapped accessibility
  • The Tivoli Library has programs for both adults and children
  • Library phone number is 757-3771 An Eagle Scout has volunteered to work on the park project

Trustee Griffith:

  • Court Report
    • $2640 in fines
  • Reserved Compost Bins must be picked up on March 31 between 12pm and 1:00pm
    • Waiting list for bins that are not claimed
  • Community Gardeners Meeting
    •  Saturday, March 31 at 1:00pm
    •  Fee will be collected
    •  Almost mandatory meeting
  • •Clean Up Day in Tivoli will be Sunday, April 22 at 10:00am
    •  Green Committee Members
    •  Library
    •  Board of Trustees

Public Comments centered on Bard College students in the Village of Tivoli. A letter was read by Karen Cleaveland.

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Leedy and seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the meeting was adjourned at 7:51 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda Gonnella

Village Clerk &Treasurer