Meeting Date : April 20, 2022
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April 20, 2022


A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on April 20, 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: Christine Chale, Village Attorney; Jeff and Lori Urbin


Media:  PANDA

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


The Clerk’s report included:

  • 569 Trash tags sold
  • Three payrolls were processed by Village Treasurer, Bonnie Day
    • Deputy Clerk Tyler continues to assist in the Clerk’s Office, and supports the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals at their meetings


Trustee Ezrati gave information on the Rotary Earth Day Clean Up event; it will take place on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 – 2:00; meet at the gazebo; vests and tools will be provided to participants.


Deputy Mayor Majer spoke about the River Keeper Clean Up event which will take place on Saturday, May 7; 12-4.


On a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the March 16 Regular Meeting Minutes, March 23 Special Meeting Minutes, April 13 Public Hearing Minutes, and April 13 Workshop Minutes were approved, all in favor.


On a motion by Trustee Baldino and seconded by Trustee Mangieri, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract #11 totaling $91,990.79.  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:


Lori Urbin provided a presentation on Organic Collection which will be occurring in Red Hook.  This event will last 6 months, and is affiliated with the O-Zone in Red Hook.  They are looking to collect food scraps which will be turned into compost.  Monthly updates will be provided throughout the 6 months.


ADOPTION of Re-Organizational Package; motion made by Trustee Mangieri, seconded by Trustee Baldino; all in favor.  Mayor Griffith made some comments on the contents of the packet, and the new members on assorted boards.


RESOLUTION Relating to Annual Reorganization; motion made by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Ezrati; all in favor.


RESOLUTION Re-Adoption of Code of Ethics; motion made by Trustee Mangieri, seconded by Trustee Baldino; all in favor.


RESOLUTION Adoption of 2022-2023 Final Budget; motion made by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Deputy Mayor Majer; all in favor.


Trustee Reports:


Trustee Ezrati


Trustee Ezrati provided some information on the LOSAP program.


Trustee Baldino


Court Report:  Trustee Baldino read the contents of the report which was provided by Court Clerk McGarry; $2,396.00 was remitted to the Office of the State Comptroller.


Trustee Mangieri


Trustee Mangieri announced that the Children’s Egg Hunt was a huge success; she thanked the volunteers, and mentioned that next year’s will be bigger and better than ever.


Deputy Mayor Majer


Deputy Mayor Majer mentioned checking out the Tivoli Free Library and their upcoming events, along with the many things that are happening with Historic Red Hook.


In Tivoli Bays, 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.  A program which will list the activities throughout the weekend will be available after May 1.


Mayor Griffith thanked Jackie Szatko for the forsythia trees; these trees will be planted by the Eleanor Roosevelt bust near St. Paul’s Church.


Tivoli’s DPW has been working hard throughout the village.


Tivoli’s Clean-Up Day will be on this year, and will take place in August.  Details will follow surrounding the date of this event; along with a price list of costs to rid of larger items.


Tivoli’s Summer Recreation Camp will take place; sign-ups will begin at the end of May.  The camp will run for 2 weeks in August.  More information will be provided very soon.


Public Comment


Clerk Bruno spoke about the upcoming Recruit NY event; on Saturday, April 23 there will be an Open House at the Tivoli Firehouse.  This event will run from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  There will be tours of the firehouse, members will be present to chat with, trucks will be out to take a look at, the fire prevention trailer will be set up and running, and food will also be available.  The Clerk welcomed residents and visitors to come by the firehouse to take a look around and chat to the members about membership, along with the Capital Campaign.


On a motion by Trustee Baldino and seconded by Deputy Mayor Majer, the meeting was adjourned at 7:43 PM, all in favor.

Submitted by,


Robin L. Bruno

Village Clerk