Due to the rain forecast for our original date, WINTERFEST has been moved to 12/10.

2:00PM Keep your eyes peeled for Santa, who will be touring the village with help from the Tivoli Fire Department.

3:30PM @ the Firehouse, Kids crafts and cookie decorating.
Come for hot chili, hot dogs, and hot beverages.

4:45PM @ the Firehouse, Holiday Light-up.

5:00PM-7:00PM Horse drawn wagon rides on Broadway & Merchant and Artists open houses.


Village of Tivoli Public Advisory: Notice of Elevated Lead Levels in Soils at Former Water Tower Site

What is the advisory?

The Village of Tivoli has received soil sample data indicating levels of lead in the soil under the former water tower, in Memorial Park, that are elevated above New York State Soil Cleanup Objectives.

How did we learn about this?

When the old water tower was removed, before and after soil samples were taken as a routine precaution to ensure no lead was released during the take-down. While the before and after samples were found to be the same, both indicated elevated lead levels, meaning the presence of lead predated the removal of the old tower.

What is lead and how can I be exposed to it?

Lead is a heavy metal that is naturally occurring in soils at low levels. Human activity has increased lead levels in soil from sources such as paint and automobile emissions from leaded gasoline. Although the use of lead paint been discontinued since the late 1970s, historic use of leaded products may result in elevated lead levels in soils in the vicinity of buildings and structures historically coated with lead paint.

Exposure to lead in soils commonly occurs when people come in contact with bare soils and soil particles are inhaled or ingested. Having a dense grass or vegetation cover over lead contaminated soils reduces exposure potential.

Lead in surface soils at Memorial Park is very unlikely to affect the quality of the Village’s drinking water. The Village’s water supply is drawn from wells that draw water from the underground aquifer. The Tivoli Water System is in compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule for drinking water.

How is the Village addressing the issue?

The Village has notified the Dutchess County Department of Community and Behavior Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Village and its environmental consultant are working with the agencies to develop a plan to determine the extent of lead in the soils near the former water tower and identify appropriate corrective action.

The Village will be restricting access to the area in the vicinity of the former water tower with snow fence. The Village’s environmental consultant will be collecting additional soil data to determine the extent of the soils with elevated lead levels. During this time, we ask that Memorial Park users avoid entering the restricted area.

The Village will provide additional updates through the Village website and email notification system as information becomes available. The assessment of soil lead levels in the vicinity of the former water tower is expected to take one month.

Meeting Date : April 15, 2020
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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.


Zoning Report


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:


Trustee Reports were suspended.


Trustee Ezrati


Trustee Schneider


Trustee Cole


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.


Mayor Griffith


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.


Public Comment


On a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer and seconded by Trustee Schneider, the meeting was adjourned at 7:34 PM, all in favor.

Respectfully submitted,


Robin L. Bruno

Village Clerk