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 : March 23, 2015
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Call to Order / Determination of Quorum

The meeting, held at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall, was opened at 7:02 pm and a quorum was determined to be present for the conduct of business.

Planning Board Attendees:

  • Chair Mike Billeci
  • John Hallstein
  • Donna Matthews
  • Ginger Grab
  • Pamela Morin

Also Present:

  • Trustee Susan Ezrati
  • Applicants Jake Stortini and Jesse Feldmus
  • Cindy Stortini

Old Business

Site Plan, Change of Use ­ 73 Broadway (“Murray’s Tivoli”): Pamela Morin recused herself from the Board.

  1. Chair Billeci stated that this application had been submitted to Dutchess County Planning and they said it was a matter of local concern. The applicants stated there were no changes since the last meeting. The Board reviewed the application:
  2. They will be moving into the church building.
  3. Hours will be 7:00 am to 12:00 am. 3. The use of the patio will end at 10:00 pm.
  4. Signs ­ canvas all­weather flag in front of the building, metal sign located in front of the building lit from behind at night, not to exceed 30 square feet which is within the regulations.
  5. Lighting ­ the only change to the current exterior lighting will be the lighting for the metal sign which will not shine on neighboring properties.
  6. Patio and fence – the stones will be reset in their existing positions. Cast iron fence, no more than four feet high in the style of the building will enclose the patio. The fence will have gates, one in the front, and one in the rear.
  7. Landscaping – will be limited to the fence height.
  8. Handicapped accessibility – unchanged.
  9. Parking – the lot at the rear of the building currently has sufficient spaces for this use. The required number of spaces is 42. There are over 50 spaces in the lot.

The Board had no issues or concerns with the application. Ginger Grab moved to end discussion and made a motion to approve the application. John Hallstein seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

Pamela Morin returned to the Board.

The Board reviewed the draft minutes from the February 23, 2015 Planning Board meeting. Donna Matthews moved to approve the minutes as presented. John Hallstein seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

Trustee Ezrati reminded the Board that on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm there will be a planning and zoning workshop here at Village Hall.


John Hallstein moved to close the meeting at 7:13 pm. Ginger Grab seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted, Claire Roff

Planning Board Clerk