Meeting Date : February 17, 2021
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February 17, 2021


A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on February 17, 2021 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall, Tivoli, NY.  Mayor Griffith opened the regular meeting at 7:13 PM.


Present: Mayor Griffith, Deputy Mayor Majer, Trustee Ezrati, Trustee Schneider, Trustee Cole

Media:  PANDA TV

Others Present:  Christine Chale, Attorney

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


The Clerk’s report included:

  • Sale of 433 trash tags
  • Two payrolls were processed
  • Deputy Clerk continues to hold meetings for the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals; she does continue to work remotely.
  • Village Elections will take place on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Tivoli Firehouse. A sample ballot will be created and available to view by Wednesday, February 24, 2021.  Friday, March 5, 2021 is the last day to register with the Duchess County Board of Elections.  Tuesday, March 9 is the last day the Village Clerk can receive mailed requests for Absentee Ballots; if received, Absentee Ballots will be mailed on Wednesday, March 10.  Monday, March 15, 2021 is the last day to request an Absentee Ballot, and this request must be made in the Village Clerk’s Office, following a request, an Absentee Ballot will be provided.


On a motion by Trustee Cole, seconded by Deputy Mayor Majer, the January 20 Regular Meeting minutes, and February 10 Workshop minutes were approved, all in favor.


On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, and seconded by Trustee Schneider, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract #9 totaling $945,142.64 was approved.   Trustee Schneider moved that the bills be paid for the abstract as presented and Trustee Ezrati seconded the motion, all in favor.


Zoning Report


A Zoning Report was provided by Jason Beeman and discussed.


Mayor Griffith summarized the agenda; there was no comment.



RESOLUTION #42 REFERENCING PROPOSED MODIFICATION OF WASTEWATER SYSTEM PROJECT FOR REVIEW UNDER SEQRA AND LWRP; motion made by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Cole, roll call vote; all in favor.


RESOLUTION #43 STANDARD WORK DAY; motion made by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Deputy Mayor Majer; roll call vote; all in favor.


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AMTRAK AGREEMENT FOR WATERFRONT STABILIZATION PROJECT; motion made by Trustee Schneider, seconded by Trustee Cole; roll call vote; all in favor.



Trustee Reports:


Trustee Ezrati


Trustee Ezrati mentioned the Tivoli Solid Waste Committee has been on leave.


Trustee Ezrati spoke about the Red Hook Rotary and how they delivered masks to the Tivoli Fire Company; she went on to mention the event was much fun; they were there for a training session involving TFD members.


Trustee Schneider


Court Report:  Trustee Schneider read the contents of the report which was provided by Court Clerk McGarry; $00.00 was remitted to the Office of the State Comptroller.


Trustee Cole


Trustee Cole offered a reminder that vaccines do take a while to become active, and there are still many hospitalizations.  Please remember to stay 6 feet apart, and continue to wash your hands often, and do mask up.


Deputy Mayor Majer


Deputy Mayor Majer provided a report regarding using the outdoors for sledding at Mills Mansion and Burger Hill.  Montgomery Place is closed.


The Tivoli Free Library is offering a full complement of activities including Dungeons and Dragons, Tarot Club, and Book Club.


On February 28 there will be an event taking place on Henry Beckman/Livingston; you can contact Friends of Clermont to register.


Mayor Griffith


Mayor Griffith requested that everyone please clean up after your dog.  The sidewalk belongs to everyone.  Trustee Cole added that although it does snow and cover up canine waste, it does not make it completely disappear.


Mayor Griffith added that those that are required to clear their sidewalks, please do so.


Mayor Griffith offered a reminder that the snow ordinance and winter parking rules are in effect; parking permits are available at the Clerk’s Office for $25.00.  There are 4 municipal lots that are available for parking with a permit.  If vehicles are not removed following snowfall, they will be towed.  Please remove your car from the lot after snow.  Those with permits will be contacted to remove their cars.


Budget season is fast approaching, and a public hearing will be set.


Public Comment


There was no public comment.


Mayor Griffith spoke of Pat Hogan who had recently passed away, Pat was a former board member and local Tivolian for many years.  On a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer and seconded by Trustee Schneider, the meeting was adjourned at 7:31 PM in memory of Pat Hogan, all in favor.

Respectfully submitted,




Robin L. Bruno

Village Clerk