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 : September 15, 2021
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021  –  7:00 PM






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.


Respectfully submitted,




Robin L. Bruno

Village Clerk