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Meeting Date : July 21, 2021
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July 21, 2021


A meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held on July 21, 2021 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


Others Present:  Christine Chale, Village Attorney; Deborah Benson; Citrus Jones

Media:  PANDA TV

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


The Clerk’s report included:

  • 534 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
  • 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 Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Ezrati, the June 16 Continued Public Hearing Minutes, June 16 Regular Meeting Minutes and the July 14 Continued 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 #2 totaling $389,798.89  was approved.   Trustee Ezrati moved that the bills be paid for the abstracts as presented, Trustee Baldino seconded the motion, all in favor.


Zoning Report


Trustee Ezrati read the Zoning Report provided by Gary Beck of Z3 Consultants.  Much going on, and Gary and his colleagues have been very busy.



Regular Business


RESOLUTION Authorizing Adoption by the Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees of the Village of Tivoli of Local Law No. A (Proposed) of 2021 as Local Law 1 of 2021; motion made by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Ezrati; all in favor.



RESOLUTION Authorizing Adoption by the Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees of the Village of Tivoli of Local Law No. B (Proposed) of 2021 as Local Law 2 of 2021; motion made Trustee Baldino, seconded by Trustee Ezrati; all in favor.


RESOLUTION Budget Modifications; motion made by Trustee Ezrati, seconded by Deputy Mayor Majer; all in favor.


MOTION to Set a Special Meeting for Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM at Watts de Peyster Hall, Tivoli, NY; on a motion made by Deputy Mayor Majer, seconded by Trustee Baldino, all in favor.


RESOLUTION Authorizing the Execution of a Memorandum of Agreement with United Public Service Employees Union; motion made by Trustee Baldino, seconded by Trustee Ezrati; all in favor.



Trustee Reports:


Trustee Ezrati



Trustee Baldino


Court Report:  Trustee Baldino read the contents of the report which was provided by Court Clerk McGarry; $513.00 was remitted to the Office of the State Comptroller.



Deputy Mayor Majer


Deputy Mayor Majer spoke of the Tivoli Free Library, and how there is a lot going on.  Activities include crafts, story time, and a summer reading program.  This Saturday there will be a puppet show from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the gazebo.  This show will take place up on the 3rd floor if it rains.


Historic Red Hook has an event coming up on July 31, 2021; the T. McCann Band will perform at the Elmendorph Inn.


Historic Red Hook also is working with folks to digitize older pieces of the Red Hook Journal which includes dates back to 1859-1900’s.


Clermont will have a walking tour on Saturday, July 24.


The Bard College campus is reopened to the public.  And, Olana has many activities coming up.


No news on the dock in Tivoli Bays; but, do be careful as poison ivy is definitely out!



Mayor Griffith


Code Enforcement has begun and is in full swing!


Yard Sale Day is coming up, along with the pie contest.  The contest will take place at 12:00 at the bakery; we are all looking forward to the event, and hoping for good weather.


The Summer Recreation Camp will take place; Monday, August 9 – Friday, August 13; and also, Monday, August 16 – Friday, August 20, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM in Memorial Park.  Deadline for signing up is July 26, 2021.


The Clean-Up Day that has taken place in recent years, and is very popular cannot be held this year.  The sanitation companies do not have the staff to work an event such as this one.  As time goes on, and if companies have more staff, it is possible it will be scheduled in the fall.  Keep in mind, however, that you are able to obtain a permit from the Town of Red Hook for $15.00, and you can drop off items on Wednesday and Saturday at their refuse center.


Mayor Griffith thanked Linda Holik as she is doing an outstanding job as the Director of the Tivoli Community Garden.


Parking on Montgomery Street was discussed.  Many people are parking “backwards.”  This style of parking is illegal; you are not to park in the opposite direction of traffic.  Please abide by these rules, be aware of where you are parking, and with the parking on the side of the street, please do not attempt u-turns.


Kieran Cranna had donated and set up the GaGa Ball court, and it is being used.  This was his Eagle Scout Project, and the funds which were left over following the completion of the project, Kieran has donated to the Summer Rec Camp.  We wish to thank him for his generosity.


For those of you who wish to receive Village news, please do sign up to be on the email list; you can do this on the village website.


On Monday, July 19, 2021, the new fire truck was delivered.  You will see our fire fighters driving it, and also training on it throughout the village.


In regards to the water tower demolition, a valve needs to be replaced before it is dismantled.  After the completion of Summer Rec, the tower will be taken down; the process will take approximately 2 weeks.








Public Comment


There was no public comment.


On a motion by Trustee Ezrati and seconded by Trustee Baldino, the meeting was adjourned at 7:42 PM, all in favor.

Respectfully submitted,




Robin L. Bruno

Village Clerk