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 : February 16, 2022
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February 16, 2022


A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on February 16, 2022 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall, Tivoli, NY.  Deputy Mayor Majer opened the regular meeting at 7:06 PM.


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


Absent:  Mayor Griffith


Others Present: April and Avery Marsh


Media:  PANDA

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


The Clerk’s report included:

  • 543     Trash tags sold
  • Two payrolls were processed by Village Treasurer, Bonnie Day
    • Deputy Clerk Tyler continues to support the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals at their meetings
  • The Clerk’s Office will be Closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 in observance of President’s Day
  • Village Elections will take place at the Tivoli Firehouse on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday, March 4, 2022 is the last day to register with the Dutchess County Board of Elections to be eligible to vote in the village election.
  • The last day to receive absentee ballots applications to be mailed is Tuesday,
  • March 8, 2022, so we can get the absentee ballot in the mail on Wednesday,

March 9, 2022.  Monday, March 14 is the last day to submit personal applications for absentee ballots.  Once the application is received, the absentee ballot will be provided to the applicant or their agent named in the application.


On a motion by Trustee Baldino, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the January 19 Regular Meeting Minutes and the February 9 Workshop Minutes were approved, all in favor.


On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, and seconded by Trustee Mangieri, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract #9 totaling $47,083.19  was approved.   Trustee Ezrati moved that the bills be paid for the abstract as presented, Trustee Baldino seconded the motion, all in favor.


Zoning Report


Trustee Ezrati read the Zoning Report provided by Gary Beck of Z3 Consultants.  Much going on, and Gary and his colleagues has been very busy.

Regular Business:


Trustee Reports:


Trustee Ezrati


Trustee Ezrati provided some information on the LOSAP program, as well as the investment portfolio.  Fire personnel receive the accumulated assets when they turn 65.


Trustee Baldino


Court Report:  Trustee Baldino read the contents of the report which was provided by Court Clerk McGarry; $100.00 was remitted to the Office of the State Comptroller.


Trustee Mangieri


Nothing to Report


Deputy Mayor Majer


Deputy Mayor Majer mentioned checking out the Tivoli Free Library and their upcoming Olympic activities for children, along with the play groups.  Hooks and Needles has been meeting virtually.  There are many clubs to get involved in.


Historic Red Hook has an author talk coming up.


Many folks have been in Tivoli Bays walking their dogs; take advantage of this window of time when ticks are not around, and poison ivy.  Enjoy the winter, but be safe.


The 150th birthday party for Tivoli is coming up; more details to come.


The new ice rink has been a wonderful addition to the park area, and it is in a better spot being under the pavilion.


Mayor Griffith


No Report – Absent


Public Comment


On a motion by Trustee Ezrati and seconded by Trustee Mangieri, the meeting was adjourned at 7:21 PM, all in favor.

Submitted by,


Robin L. Bruno/Village Clerk