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 : March 16, 2022
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March 16, 2022


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


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


Others Present:


Media:  PANDA

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


The Clerk’s report included:

  • 318     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
  • Village Elections took place on Tuesday, March 15, 2022; Results: 87 Total Votes; Emily Majer received 83 votes, Emily Mangieri received 76 votes, and there were 2 Write-In’s


On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Trustee Baldino, the February 16 Regular Meeting Minutes were approved, all in favor.


On a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer and seconded by Trustee Mangieri, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract #10 totaling $46,226.01  was approved.   Trustee Ezrati moved that the bills be paid for the abstract as presented, Deputy Mayor Majer seconded the motion, all in favor.


Zoning Report


Trustee Ezrati read the Zoning Report provided by Gary Beck of Z3 Consultants.


Regular Business:


Trustee Reports:


Trustee Ezrati


Trustee Ezrati provided some information on the LOSAP program, as well as the investment portfolio.


Trustee Ezrati also shared there will be a Spring Cleaning Day on April 23 at 12:00 Noon; folks can help with this; we will meet at Village Hall, tour around the Village and pick up trash, etc.


Trustee Baldino


Court Report:  Trustee Baldino read the contents of the report which was provided by Court Clerk McGarry; $1,532.00 was remitted to the Office of the State Comptroller.


Trustee Mangieri


Trustee Mangieri announced there will be a Children’s Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM here at Village Hall.  Keep an eye out for information.


Deputy Mayor Majer


Deputy Mayor Majer mentioned checking out the Tivoli Free Library and their upcoming events.  A Teen Movie Night is right around the corner, do look for that information.  Also, many things are happening with Historic Red Hook.


In Tivoli Bays, there are so many ducks; the dock is not there yet, however, ticks are already back, and if you go to the Bays, be prepared as it is very, very muddy.



Mayor Griffith


The big event of the Sesquicentennial is coming up!  These events will take place on June 17, 18, and 19.  Many plans are in the works, and most likely in April a program will be made available in order to provide insight into the weekend’s activities.  Coming up, also, there will be a FaceBook page, as well as an Online Store.


As a reminder, the D. C. Sheriff’s deputies are patrolling.  We are looking to reduce speed, as well as the frustrating backwards parking, mostly on Montgomery Street.  If law enforcement is necessary, call the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office at (845) 486-3800.


Tivoli’s DPW will begin cleaning up the Village following a long winter.


Also, look for the daffodils, they are on their way up.  Many daffodil bulbs were planted in assorted areas throughout the Village; look for them in the park, along Broadway, and near Monument Hill.


Public Comment


On a motion by Trustee Mangieri and seconded by Trustee Baldino, the meeting was adjourned at 7:29 PM, all in favor.

Submitted by,


Robin L. Bruno/Village Clerk