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VILLAGE OF TIVOLI BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REGULAR BOARD MEETING DRAFT MINUTES
October 20, 2021
A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on October 20, 2021 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall, Tivoli, NY. Mayor Griffith opened the regular meeting at 7:02 PM.
Present: Mayor Griffith, Deputy Mayor Majer, Trustee Ezrati, Trustee Baldino, Trustee Mangieri
Others Present: Christine Chale, Counsel
Media: PANDA TV
The Mayor asked all present at the meeting to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Clerk’s report included:
- 611 Trash tags sold
- Three payrolls were processed by Village Treasurer, Bonnie Day
- Laura Gail Tyler continues to support the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals at their meetings
- The Clerk’s Office will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021 in observance of Veteran’sDay
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the September 15 Public Hearing Minutes, September 15 Regular Meeting Minutes, September 22 Special Meeting Minutes, and the October 13 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 $31,747.49 was approved. Trustee Ezrati moved that the bills be paid for the abstracts as presented, Deputy Mayor Majer seconded the motion, all in favor.
Trustee Ezrati read the Zoning Report provided by Gary Beck of Z3 Consultants. Much going on, and Gary and his colleagues have been very busy.
On a motion made by Trustee Baldino, seconded by Trustee Mangieri, all in favor, it was approved for Mayor Griffith to sign the LWRP Consistency Determination, regarding Adoption of Local Law C (Proposed) of 2021 to Opt Out of Allowing Retail Cannabis Dispensaries and On-Site Cannabis Consumption Establishments in the Village of Tivoli.
RESOLUTION Adopting a SEQRA Determination of Nonsignificance Regarding Local Law No. C (Proposed) of 2021, a Local Law Adopted Pursuant to NYS Cannabis Law 131 Opting Out of Allowing Retail Cannabis Dispensaries and On-Site Cannabis Consumption Establishments Within the Village of Tivoli; on a motion made by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Ezrati; all in favor.
RESOLUTION Authorizing Adoption by the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Tivoli of Local Law No. C (Proposed) of 2021 Entitled “A Local Law Adopted Pursuant to NYS Cannabis Law 131 Opting Out of Allowing Retail Cannabis Dispensaries and On-Site Cannabis Consumption Establishments Within the Village of Tivoli” Subject to Permissive Referendum; motion made by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Deputy Mayor Majer; all in favor.
Trustee Ezrati shared that the Solid Waste Committee has begun to meet again, and they are working on raising awareness in the community towards recycling. The DEC has provided direction towards that the also composting. It appears there are some places that are available where you can take “hot” compost, and vegetable waste. Phyllis Palmer has chosen to go to the local restaurants to see if they are willing to participate. More info to come as they continue to meet.
Court Report: Trustee Baldino read the contents of the report which was provided by Court Clerk McGarry; $375.00 was remitted to the Office of the State Comptroller.
Deputy Mayor Majer
Keep your eye on the Tivoli Free Library website, there is always lots to do.
Historic Red Hook has upcoming events including a Cemetery Crawl, and Clermont will be hosting Ghost encounters.
She is looking to hold a Canoe Launch Party to celebrate that it is now open. Please contact her if you are interested in participating.
Deputy Mayor Majer urged everyone to wear orange if they are out hiking or walking in the woods now that hunting season is open.
Trustee Ezrati added that the Red Hook Rotary is conducting a Coat Drive until November 5. There are a number of locations where you can drop off slightly used coats that will be given away; one of the drop off locations is in the lobby of Village Hall. She added that there are a number of refugees who are now at Bard, and they are looking to outfit these folks.
Mayor Griffith spoke about the LWRP and provided info about how it is a planning document for the Village. There is an LWRP Committee who have been meeting, and he feels that this next document will be an interesting read. Samantha Hunt has brought a great deal of insight on arts and culture.
The shoreline stabilization project is underway, and is ¾ complete. This project is being completed to protect and secure 600 feet of the parcel on the waterfront. This is a DEC approved design, and 1 foot of topsoil will be placed as a cap on top to protect the soil. This project brings the Village 1 step closer to the public waterfront park. Mayor Griffith expressed his thanks to the Waterfront Committee, and added this project is One Big Step for Little Tivoli.
Mayor Griffith wanted to address the Noise Ordinance; the noise ordinance is an ordinance which prohibits loud noise after 10:00 PM. Although there has been talk about police in the Village, residents do have the option of calling law enforcement. Some residents may not wish to get out of bed, and knock on the door of a building or a house filled with people in the middle of the night. If this is the case, do call the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office at (845) 486-3800. He is certain that we can all live happily together. If you do not want law enforcement knocking on your door during the night, it is easy to avoid, keep the noise down.
To celebrate Halloween, there will be a Pumpkin Promenade on Saturday, October 30 at 5:30 PM in Tivoli’s Memorial Park. The Village is partnering with the Tivoli Free Library once again to coordinate this event. Bring your jack-o-lantern, and come in costume. Be creative ! Once at the end of the path of jack-o-lantern’s, candy will be distributed. Mayor Griffith gave his thanks to Laura Gail Tyler for spearheading this event once again this year.
Also, save the date: Winterfest will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
On a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer and seconded by Trustee Baldino, the meeting was adjourned at 7:29 PM, all in favor.
Robin L. Bruno