Meeting Date : October 18, 2023
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October 18, 2023


A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on October 18, 2023 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall, Tivoli, NY.  Mayor Griffith opened the regular meeting at 7:08 PM.


Present: Mayor Griffith, Deputy Mayor Majer, Trustee Baldino, Trustee Mangieri


Media:  PANDA

The Mayor asked all present at the meeting to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.


The Clerk’s report included:

  • 340 Trash tags sold
  • Two payrolls were processed by Village Treasurer, Bonnie Day
    • Deputy Clerk Laura Gail Tyler has been working with the Zoning and Planning Boards
    • The Village Clerk’s Office will be Closed, Friday, November 10, 2023 in observance of Veteran’s Day
    • The LOSAP Special Election will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from

12:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Tivoli Firehouse


On a motion by Trustee Mangieri, seconded by Deputy Mayor Majer, the September 20 Regular Meeting Minutes and the October 11 Public Hearing Minutes were approved, all in favor.


On a motion by Trustee Baldino and seconded by Trustee Mangieri, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract #5 totaling $81,878.20 was approved.   Trustee Mangieri moved that the bills be paid for the abstract as presented, Trustee Baldino seconded the motion, all in favor.



Zoning Report


A Zoning Report was not provided by Z3 Consultants.



Regular Business:


RESOLUTION Establishing Election Day; on a motion made by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Mangieri; all in favor.


RESOLUTION Appointing Election Inspectors; on a motion made by Trustee Baldino, seconded by Trustee Mangieri; all in favor.




Trustee Reports:


Trustee Shilling


In Trustee Shilling’s absence, Mayor Griffith spoke about the potential solar project at the landfill.  Work is presently being completed to determine feasibility, and working with the Town of Red Hook.


Trustee Baldino


Court Report:  Trustee Baldino read the contents of the report which was provided by Court Clerk McGarry; $1,406.00 was remitted to the Office of the State Comptroller.


Trustee Mangieri


Trustee Mangieri read the police activity report which the Red Hook Police Department had provided.


Deputy Mayor Majer


Deputy Mayor Majer thanked those involved with the Street Painting Festival, and read a number of calendar items from the Tivoli Free Library and Historic Red Hook.  She spoke briefly about the trail markers for the KATT Trail.


Mayor Griffith


Mayor Griffith mentioned the American Legion Beef BBQ and the Rotary Citizen of the Year events; he attended both of these events, and both are wonderful organizations.


This Friday at 1:00 PM, the Tree Committee will be planting 3 new trees on Monument Hill.


As a reminder, the winter parking ordinance will go into effect on November 15, 2023.  Parking permits are available for purchase in the Clerk’s Office for $25.00.  If you are to get a ticket, that penalty is $45.00.  By signing up and purchasing a permit, there are times that we do make courtesy calls before DPW plows, and this gives the opportunity to move a vehicle before it is potentially towed.


Mayor Griffith mentioned the Special Election again.  This Special Election is the LOSAP Proposition which serves the volunteer fire department point system; the yearly amount deposited into an account would increase from $500.00 to $1,200.00.  This is a tiny and modest retirement for firefighters who meet the yearly requirements.


On Wednesday, October 25, at 7:00 PM on the 3rd Floor, the LWRP committee will be having their 2nd meeting of public engagement.  This will be a time to discuss potential projects over the coming decades for the Village of Tivoli.


Tuesday, November 7, 2023 is Election Day; the Tivoli Firehouse will be a polling place from 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM, and this year registered voters will be voting for County Executive.



Public Comment


On a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer and seconded by Trustee Mangieri, the meeting was adjourned at 7:26 PM, all in favor.

Submitted by,




Robin L. Bruno

Village Clerk