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VILLAGE OF TIVOLI BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 – 7:00 PM
WATTS dePEYSTER HALL – TIVOLI, NY 12583
Present: Mayor Griffith, Deputy Mayor Majer, Trustee Ezrati, Trustee Baldino, Trustee Mangieri
Other Present: PANDA, Christine Chale, Counsel
Public: Citrus Triplett, Kathy O’Connor, Jeanette Canaday
The Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees held a public hearing on September 15, 2021 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall, Tivoli, NY. On a motion made by Trustee Ezrati and seconded by Trustee Baldino; all in favor; Mayor Griffith opened the Public Hearing at 7:05 PM.
Mayor Griffith read the Public Hearing Notice; and waited for comments from the public. There was no public comment.
Mayor Griffith provided information on the intentions of the Village if they were to receive this grant. The Board would like to replace the bluestone sidewalks from Kaatsbaan to St. Sylvia’s. This is approximately 450 linear feet, and the cost aligns with the typical amount which is received for a CDBG. The historic preservation entites have been contacted, and the project is appropriate. The bluestone would be lifted, used in other areas around the Village, and the sidewalk would be replaced with concrete.
This grant money is federal grant money which is provided to counties, and then the county distributes it to municipalities.
Mayor Griffith spoke of some of the most recent Community Development Block Grants that the Village of Tivoli has received. These projects included the bus stop, work along Pine Street, Memorial Park, and the overhaul of the bathrooms, along with the crosswalks.
Trustee Ezrati offered that the result of these projects is the ease of use of public transportation, and the Village being more walkable.
Jeanette Canaday added she appreciates the sidewalk in the park as it is a much nicer sidewalk, and makes walking through the park in the winter much easier.
Mayor Griffith accepted the motion from Deputy Mayor Majer to close the public hearing. On the motion made by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Mangieri, all in favor; the public hearing was closed at 7:10 PM.
Robin L. Bruno