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 : February 22, 2016
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Call to Order / Determination of Quorum

The meeting, held at the Historic Watts de Peyster Hall, was opened at 7:00PM and a quorum was determined to be present for the conduct of business.

Planning Board Attendees:
Chair Mike Billeci
John Hallstein
Pamela Morin
Donna Matthews

Also Present:
Village Trustee/Planning Board Liaison, Susan Ezrati
Applicants: Marisi & Ricardo Fernandez; Francisco Fernandez

None Present

Chair Mike Billeci opened the meeting at 7:00 PM.

Marisi Fernandez gave a presentation providing information of their plan for Rojo. She reviewed maintaining the present floor plan, keeping the bar and kitchen, along with the
tables and chairs. The food served will be tapas with a Spanish/Caribbean flavor. They will showcase local produce, cheeses, and charcuterie.

The outdoor sign is the only change; they look to add 2 low wattage lights, which will be hung from the cover facing the sign.

They would like outdoor seating, seasonally, and maintain the existing garden. Outdoors there will be 4, 2person tables.

Their plan is to have music inside from 4:00PM-11:00PM; they will be open outside from
4:00PM-10:00PM, however, music will stop outside at 9:00PM. There appear to be 2 speakers, part of an existing system; Marisi and Ricardo will check with Jake Stortini, to
determine if the system works.

There are no plans for changes to the interior.

The plan will be submitted to the Municipal Planner, and to the County.

A Public Hearing was scheduled for Monday, March 28, 2016. On a motion made by Pamela Morin, and a second by Donna Matthews, all were in favor of a public hearing.

Donna Matthews moved to establish escrow and submit to the Planner; with a second by Pamela Morin; all in favor.

Additional comments were to ensure outdoor music was included in the application, as
well as the outdoor lighting. Regarding the lighting, be certain all requests are made as
soon as possible as changes which may arise later will have to once again go through an approval process.

The Board reviewed the DRAFT minutes from the January 25, 2016 meeting; on a motion made by Pamela Morin, and seconded by John Hallstein; the minutes were accepted and approved. All in favor.


Donna Matthews moved to close the meeting at 7:31PM. Pamela Morin seconded. All
in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,


Robin L. Bruno
Village Clerk