IMPORTANT: Recap of 1/24 Sewer Forum, ANOTHER FORUM 3/1

For the many Tivolians who did not attend the important Sewer Forum held by the Village Board of Trustees on January 24th, this email will convey to you the critical information that was presented that night.

The essential points of the presentation:

Tivoli’s existing wastewater treatment plant is beyond repair and a complete replacement with a new plant is imperative.

The current plant is failing to meet the State’s requirements of our SPDES permit and Tivoli is under a consent order from the NYS DEC to start meeting the permit requirements within 30 months or face costly fines. (SPDES is State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System).

The new sewer plant and attendant upgrades to the pump station and collection system are anticipated to cost $13,400,000. Yes, $13.4 million. If more funding is not secured, these costs could result in an additional $1,000 per year per household.

To view the slideshow presented on 1/24 click the link below. The slides take one through the history of the plant, the current technology, the proposed new technology, and slide #16 shows the projected costs for the total project and for a typical household.

To watch the full video of the 1/24 presentation click here:

THERE WILL BE A SECOND SEWER PROJECT FORUM WEDNESDAY MARCH 1ST AT 6:30pm. This will repeat information from the 1/24 meeting and continue with information about the collection system (which was not covered on 1/24). ALL users of the Village Sewer System are urged to attend, especially if you missed the first forum.

The Village Board and the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority are doing and will continue to do everything possible to get this new plant in place, meet our Consent Order, and pursue the funding necessary to ease the financial burden on all users of the system.


Mayor Griffith

Meeting Date : March 18, 2020
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020 – 7:00 PM




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


Absent:  Trustee Cole


Public:  Christine Chale, Counsel; Tom Crisci, Sr., and Pete Walsh


Mayor Griffith read the public hearing notice, and on a motion made by Deputy Mayor Majer, and seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the public hearing was opened at 7:03 PM.



Mayor Griffith reviewed the prior public hearings which took place on March 4, 2020.  There was a small wording change made to the Local Law, it was thought prudent to offer the public a second public hearing, and now this second hearing is taking place.


Tom Crisci, Sr. voiced he hopes the law will be passed.


On a motion made by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Trustee Schneider, the public hearing was closed and adjourned at 7:05 PM.


Submitted by:



Robin L. Bruno

Village Clerk