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 : April 28, 2014
Download Minutes : Download File

Call to Order / Determination of Quorum

The meeting, held at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall, was opened at 7:05 P.M. and a quorum was determined to be present for the conduct of business.

Planning Board Attendees:

  • Chair Mike Billeci
  • Donna Matthews
  • John Hallstein

Also Present:

  • Trustee Susan Ezrati
  • Trustee Robin Bruno
  • Robert Lachman


  • Ginger Grab

New Business

Skate Ramp in Tivoli Memorial Park: Trustee Bruno appeared before the Board representing the Village of Tivoli in their application to put a skate board ramp in Memorial Park. This ramp is beingdonated to the Village by Bard College. Trustee Bruno stated that she is waiting to hear from Gerard Nesel of Bard College so they can decide exactly where the ramp is going to be placed. Chair Billeci stated that until the exact location of the ramp is known and a site plan is given to the Board, they could not vote to set up the public hearing that is required for this application. Chair Billeci also stated that a full EAF form will need to be filled out and brought to the May Planning Board meeting along with the site plan.

The Board reviewed the minutes from the September 23, 2013 Planning Board Meeting. Donna Matthews moved to approve the minutes as presented. Mike Billeci seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.


Donna Matthews moved to close the meeting at 7:19 PM. John Hallstein seconded. All in favor.

Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Claire Roff, Planning Board Clerk