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VILLAGE OF TIVOLI BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
April 15, 2020
A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on April 15, 2020 with Mayor Griffith and Deputy Mayor Majer at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall, Tivoli, NY, and Trustee Ezrati, Trustee Schneider, Counsel Christine Chale, and Clerk Bruno remote. Mayor Griffith opened the regular meeting at 7:12 PM.
Present: Mayor Griffith, Deputy Mayor Majer, Trustee Ezrati, Trustee Schneider
Absent: Trustee Cole
Media: PANDA TV via Live Stream, Danielle Maloney
Public: Bruce Franck
The Mayor asked all present at the meeting to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Clerk’s report included:
- Sale of 448 trash tags
- Two payrolls were processed
- Deputy Clerk has been busy with both Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeal projects both working in the office and remotely from home to ensure appropriate progress on all present projects
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Schneider, the March 18 Public Hearing minutes, and the March Regular meeting minutes were approved, roll call vote; all in favor.
On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, and seconded by Trustee Schneider, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract #11 totaling $237,665.03 was approved. Trustee Schneider moved that the bills be paid for the abstract as presented and Deputy Mayor Majer seconded the motion, roll call vote; all in favor.
A Zoning Report was not provided.
Mayor Griffith summarized the agenda and opened the meeting for public comments on agenda items only; there was no comment.
RESOLUTION #13; Budget Modifications; motion made by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Trustee Schneider; all in favor.
Trustee Reports were suspended.
Deputy Mayor Majer
Mentioned do get out walking, be safe. Check out Historic Sites, American Arcadia was discussed. Check out Clermont’s blog, it is wildly entertaining. Get out and enjoy nature, be responsible, ticks are out.
There has been much community support; changes are coming incrementally. Everyone is “getting it” and keeping others safe. There has been much support from the county. There has been clear and good leadership from the state; Mayor Griffith is grateful for the state and the county.
He thanked everyone for doing their part and please understand this may go on for a while. Daffodils are in bloom, and if this were happening in winter, we would not have these to see and have the opportunity to be outside.
Memorial Park is open, the space is open, but the equipment is off limits.
Deputy Mayor Majer added the neighborhood captains and the safety net we have in the village. These people can point you in the right direction and offer help when needed. There are senior services and red hook responds volunteer organizations. Trustee Schneider expanded on Deputy Mayor Majer’s statements.
Mayor Griffith urged everyone to check the website for COVID-19 alerts; and, also to gather information regarding the next meeting.
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer and seconded by Trustee Schneider, the meeting was adjourned at 7:34 PM, all in favor.
Robin L. Bruno