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 : May 27, 2014
Download Minutes : Download File

Call to Order / Determination of Quorum

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

Planning Board Attendees:

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

Also Present:

  • Tim Voell
  • Michiel VanDijk
  • Robert Lachman

Old Business

8 Friendship Street – Tim Voell came before the Board in response to a letter from Code Enforcement Officer Steve Cole dated April 28, 2014 regarding the parking for 8 Friendship Street. The letter stated Mr. Voell had failed to provide the Board with a legal description of the “piece of property across the street that would be used for parking”. After reviewing the photo and description of the property Mr. Voell provided to the Board, Chair Billeci stated that he felt there is plenty of parking for a Bed and Breakfast but not for events. A motion was made by John Hallstein and seconded by Ginger Grab that the parking meets the requirements for a Bed and Breakfast. All in favor. Motion carried.

Donna Matthews made a motion that since the parking requirement has been provided, Mr. Voell has met the conditions set forth by the Planning Board on June 20, 2011 for a special permit. Ginger Grab seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

Skate Ramp in Tivoli Memorial Park: The map of Memorial Park with the location marked for the skate ramp was reviewed by the Board. Trustee Robin Bruno has filled out an EAF form which will be reviewed at the next workshop. Ginger Grab moved to schedule a public hearing for June 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm. John Hallstein seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

New Business

65 Broadway – Sign Permit: Applicant Michiel VanDijk appeared before the Board requesting a new sign for his business at 65 Broadway. The name of the business is Restyle and it will provide real estate services. The application was reviewed by the Board. A discussion followed. Ginger Grab moved to grant the sign permit, John Hallstein seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

The Board reviewed the minutes from the April 28, 2014 Planning Board Meeting. Donna Matthews moved to approve the minutes as presented. John Hallstein seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.


Donna Matthews moved to close the meeting at 7:24 PM. John Hallstein seconded. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Claire Roff, Planning Board Clerk