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 : January 6, 2016
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Mayor Griffith opened the special meeting at 7:05 pm.

 

Present: Mayor Griffith, Deputy Mayor Majer, Trustee Ezrati, Trustee Schneider

Others Present: Attorney Christine Chale.

 

Mayor Griffith announced that Clerk/Treasurer Gonnella was resigning as of January 8, and reminded the Board that Deputy Clerk Roff was retiring as of January 8. All of the board members sincerely thanked them for their service and wished them well.

Mayor Griffith consulted with the Attorney for the Village and NYCOM regarding the requirements for the positions. Considerations include separation of duties, office coverage, evening meetings, salaries, and required expertise. The Board discussed in detail the current responsibilities of the positions and required duties to determine how to organize the office going forward.

On a motion by Trustee Schneider, seconded by Deputy Mayor Majer, the Board unanimously approved a motion to go into Executive Session for the purpose of consideration of hiring, firing, promotion or demotion of a particular person or persons.

No votes were taken in Executive Session.

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the Board unanimously approved a motion to come out of Executive Session.

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the Board unanimously approved the following resolution:

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE OF TIVOLI TOCREATE THE POSITION OF DEPUTY TREASURER

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tivoli is desirous ofcreating the position of Deputy Treasurer for the Village of Tivoli; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tivoli is authorized to create the position of Deputy Treasurer pursuant to Section 3­301 of the Village Law; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Tivoli does hereby create the position of Deputy Treasurer, which position shall be a part time position to be filled by appointment of the Mayor, subject to approval of the Board of Trustees; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that such position shall have an initial term commencing on the date of appointment and expiring on the first Monday of the month following the date of the next Village election, with annual terms thereafter.

Mayor Griffith advised the Board of certain accrued amounts payable upon separation. On a motion by Trustee Schneider, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the Board unanimously approved a motion to authorize the preparation of budgetary transfers to provide for the payment of required post­employment amounts due.

On a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Schneider, the Board unanimously approved a motion approving the filling of a full time Clerk position separate from the position of Treasurer, and a part time Treasurer position, with salaries in the aggregate within existing aggregate lines. Trustee Ezrati will work with the Village’s accountant to identify specific line transfers for approval at a subsequent meeting. The Mayor will post positions for part time Treasurer and part time deputy clerk to include planning and zoning.

The meeting was adjourned by Mayor Griffith at 9:25 pm. on a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Schneider, unanimously approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Christine M. Chale

Attorney for the Village