Tivoli Sewer Plant Replacement Project Public Forum 1/24 6:30PM

To all users of the Tivoli Sewer System,

The Village Board of Trustees and the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority will hold an important public information forum on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement Project on Tuesday January 24th at 6:30PM on the 3rd floor of Village Hall. The purpose of this forum is to provide maximum information about this project to those who are served by the facility.

Also present on the 24th will be a representative from Wright-Pierce, the engineering firm who is designing the new sewer plant and pump station.

The forum will be structured thusly:

  • A short description of the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority.


  • A brief history of the Tivoli sewer system and its components: the plant, the collection system, and the pump station.


  • A report of the existing, aged plant and related infrastructure, and the noncompliance events and SPDES permit exceedances which require that it be replaced.


  • A description of the new plant’s design/technology, why it’s needed, and how it will be an improvement.


  • An explanation of the cost of the new plant.


  • Discussion of the collaborative effort to secure various funding sources to help pay for this.


  • A question-and-answer period.

The Tivoli Wastewater Treatment Plant is going to be completely replaced within the next 24 months and it is going to be expensive. I urge anyone who has questions about this critical project to attend this informational forum.

Meeting Date : June 16, 2021
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June 16, 2021


A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on June 16, 2021 at the Historic Watts DePeyster Hall, Tivoli, NY.  Mayor Griffith opened the regular meeting at 7:03 PM.


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


Others Present:  Christine Chale

Media:  PANDA TV

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


The Clerk’s report included:

  • 621 Trash tags sold
  • Two payrolls were processed by Village Treasurer, Bonnie Day
  • Deputy Clerk/Planning-Zoning Secretary, Laura Gail Tyler, continues to support the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals at their meetings
  • The Village Clerk’s Office will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of Independence Day
  • Village Wide Yard Sale Day will be Saturday, July 31, 2021; Sign-up sheets are available, the registration fee is $10.00. If you would like a spot in the village parking lot, the fee is $20.00.  Maps will be handed out the day of the event, and if you are registered by July 23, 2021, your sale will be included on the map.


On a motion by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Trustee Baldino, the May 19 Regular Meeting Minutes and the June 9 Public Hearing/Workshop Minutes were approved, all in favor.


On a motion by Trustee Baldino, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Majer, the Treasurer’s Report for Abstract #13 totaling $18,990.93, and Abstract #1 totaling $11,286.28 were approved.   Deputy Mayor Majer moved that the bills be paid for the abstracts as presented, Trustee Ezrati seconded the motion, all in favor.


Zoning Report


A Zoning Report was read by Trustee Ezrati, and provided by Gary Beck of Z3 Consultants.



Regular Business


On a motion made by Trustee Baldino, seconded by Deputy Mayor Majer, the Clerk’s Office Summer Hours were adopted and approved.  Monday – Thursday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Friday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.


RESOLUTION Authorizing Building Department Fee Schedule; motion made by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Baldino; all in favor.


RESOLUTION Budget Modifications; motion made by Trustee Baldino, seconded by Trustee Ezrati; all in favor.


RESOLUTION Authorizing a Waterfront Stabilization Project at an Estimated Maximum Cost of $458,000.00 and Authorizing the Issuance of Serial Bonds of the Village of Tivoli,Dutchess County, New York in an Aggregate Principal Amount Not to Exceed$458,000.00 Pursuant to the Local Finance Law to Finance Such Cost, Providing that this Resolution Shall be Subject to Permissive Referendum, and Delegating Certain Powers in Connection Therewith to the Treasurer; motion made by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Ezrati; all in favor.


MOTION to Authorize an Increase for Bond Counsel Relating to EFC Not to Exceed $3,680.00, on a motion made by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Trustee Baldino, all in favor.




Trustee Reports:


Trustee Ezrati



Trustee Baldino



Deputy Mayor Majer


Deputy Mayor Majer spoke about the Tivoli Free Library, and how successful it is.  A Rock Climbing Wall is coming up on June 21 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  Also, the library has many local museum passes.


Historic Red Hook is planning a musical group soon.  Clermont has many upcoming activities


Again, keep a look out for animals in the Bays, and be careful of ticks.  Putting your clothes in the dryer for 10 minutes after being out where there may be ticks helps to rid your clothing of them.




Mayor Griffith


Court Report:  Mayor Griffith read the contents of the report which was provided by Court Clerk McGarry; $365.00 was remitted to the Office of the State Comptroller.


The Summer Recreation Camp information has been submitted, and we are awaiting approval.


The Clean-Up Day that has taken place in recent years may be offered again in August.  Information and details will be coming out by next month; do keep an eye out for these, and details regarding signing up will be provided.


The Empire State Trail/Crosswalk Restoration are complete, along with the water main replacement project.


We look forward, once again, to Tivoli on Ice.  The rink will be placed back in the park, and ice skating will be an upcoming sport in the park in the winter.


Congratulations to outgoing Mayor of the Village of Red Hook, Ed Blundell, and best wishes to the incoming Mayor, Karen Smythe.


Public Comment


There was no public comment.


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

Respectfully submitted,




Robin L. Bruno

Village Clerk