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 : June 15, 2022
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June 15, 2022


A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on June 15, 2022 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall, Tivoli, NY.  Mayor Griffith opened the regular meeting at 7:04 PM.


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


Absent:  Trustee Mangieri


Media:  PANDA

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


The Clerk’s report included:

  • 490 Trash tags sold
  • Two 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
    • The Clerk’s Office will be closed on Monday, June 20 to observe Juneteenth, and it will also be closed on Monday, July 4 to observe Independence Day


On a motion by Trustee Baldino, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the May 18 Regular Meeting Minutes were approved, all in favor.


On a motion by Deputy Mayor Majer and seconded by Trustee Baldino, the Treasurer’s Reports for Abstract #13 totaling $10,363.47 and Abstract #1 totaling $34,510.18   were approved.   Trustee Ezrati moved that the bills be paid for the abstracts 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:


RESOLUTION Authorizing Solicitation of Public Bids for 2022 CHIPS Project; on a motion made by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Baldino; all in favor.







Trustee Reports:


Trustee Ezrati


No Report


Trustee Baldino


Court Report:  Trustee Baldino read the contents of the report which was provided by Court Clerk McGarry; $315.00 was remitted to the Office of the State Comptroller.


Trustee Mangieri


Absent/No Report.


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, namely a Summer Concert Series.


In Tivoli Bays, ticks are already back, and be careful of the poison ivy.  A thank you to DEC for the canoe launch.


Deputy Mayor Majer spoke of photos of Tivoli children and grand children of Tivolians as part of an oral history.


Please look for the QR Codes as part of the Village’s Sesquicentennial; you will be able to gather information about the Village by using these.


Mayor Griffith


Very soon you will see individuals in the Village who work for Tighe & Bond and they will be conducting a stormwater infrastructure project out in the field.  In July there will be a public meeting regarding this, keep an eye out for the date and time.


Sesquicentennial is coming up!  Events will take place on June 17, 18, and 19.  The website does have links to the full schedule, and info for the swag collection is available on the Sesquicentennial Facebook page.  The weather looking ahead appears as though it will be fabulous.  There will be many, many events throughout the weekend.  Saturday will bring the parade, and also from 6-9 the block party.  Trish Tieger and 30+ committee members have done a wonderful job.  Also, Mayor Griffith thanked Tivoli’s DPW, Tivoli Fire Department, the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge for their deep involvement in making this a success.  You will not want to miss the fireworks to end the event-filled weekend on Sunday evening, June 19!  Many thanks to our donors!!!



Tivoli’s Clean-Up Day is being planned for this year, and will take place on August 8.  The fee is $45.00, and an additional fee will be required for larger additional items.  There is a list of acceptable items available.  Sign up with the Clerk’s Office, pay the fee, and for any additional items, place it all curbside, and it will be removed.  Also, E-Waste drop-off will be taking place in the gazebo on that same day in the morning; the price list for those acceptable items is also available.


Tivoli’s Summer Recreation Camp will take place this year during the weeks of August 8-12, and August 15-19; from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM daily in Memorial Park.  Registration and medical forms are available; those will be required as well as immunization records for all campers.  The Camp Director this year will be Olivia Couture, and we look forward to seeing the kids; these kids are Tivoli’s future.


Keep a look out for dramatic readings by Storyhorse Theater; more info to come.


Public Comment


On a motion by Trustee Ezrati and seconded by Trustee Baldino, the meeting was adjourned at 7:23 PM, all in favor.

Submitted by,


Robin L. Bruno

Village Clerk