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 : February 9, 2014
Download Minutes : Download File

ATTENDEES

BOARD MEMBERS

Robin Bruno

Joel Griffith

Susan Ezrati

Jeanann Schneider

Bryan Cranna, Mayor

Others

David Cleaveland, Village Resident

Robert Lachman, Reporter, Red Hook Observer

Bryan Cranna, Mayor, opened the meeting at 6:09 pm. The Mayor opened the meeting to comments from the public. David Cleaveland asked a number of questions about the recently posted Tentative Budget. The mayor closed the comment period.

The mayor asked the board to consider the current tentative budget. The discussion that followed included issues related to procedural issues, the impact of new and pending state laws with respect to penalties and rewards related to property tax caps, comments by the New York Conference on Mayors with respect to the new laws, differentiation between the General Fund and the Water and Sewer Funds and the flows between funds.

The mayor asked for line item changes to the budget. The board discussed the overall budget and the fact that changes through budgetary modifications might be needed from time to time during the coming Fiscal Year. Joel Griffith, deputy mayor, moved and Jeanann Schneider, trustee seconded a motion to approve the tentative budget, which raises property taxes 2.69%, as the final approved budget. A roll call vote on the motion followed. The vote was as follows:

Joel Griffith, aye

Robin Bruno, aye

Jeanann Schneider, aye

Susan Ezrati, aye.

The mayor indicated that he no longer votes unless his vote is needed to resolve a tied vote.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:02 pm.