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 9, 2016
Download Minutes : Download File

Call to Order
The workshop meeting held at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall was opened at 7:05 PM.

Planning Board Attendees:
Ginger Grab
Mike Billeci
Donna Matthews
Pamela Morin

Also Present:
Patrick Hildenbrand; 5127 Route 9G Applicant
Brian Denu; 5127 Route 9G Applicant
Angela Lore; Attorney for 5127 Route 9G Applicants
John Molinaro; 57 Broadway Applicant

The first item of business was with 5127 Route 9G applicants Patrick Hildenbrand and Brian Denu, as well as their attorney Angela Lore. Mike Billeci requested from the applicants a large format site plan document based on a survey for accuracy, that is drawn to scale, either 18”x24” or 24”x36” in size. This plan should be drawn by an engineer or architect and must include space for a signature block, notes from the resolution with requirements such as curb cut and plantings. The building elevation was determined to not be very important, and the floor plan of the interior not necessary because it exceeds 500 square feet. The code states that there needs to be a facility for pedestrians, which Mike suggested be 5 feet wide. Existing vegetation should be preserved and a landscaped buffer must be planted, one canopy tree and ten shrubs for every 40 feet. The applicants must plant 3 canopy trees and ten shrubs. The buffer must be 20 feet deep and adjacent to the road. The horseshoe driveway will not adhere to code as there can only be one curb cut.

A discussion about the sidewalk took place. Applicants are hesistant to install a sidewalk. Angela Lore
stated it would be a “sidewalk to nowhere.” Mike Billeci suggested a gravel path to adhere to the code,
as the sidewalks have been added to the Master Plan due to safety of pedestrians. In addition to
aforementioned details of the site plan, any lighting changes must be included if applicants decide to
change the lighting or use the sign from Champlin’s Deli. Once the applicants submit the site plan to the
Board it will be reviewed for approval or more changes may be suggested.

The next item addressed was 57 Broadway. John Molinaro brought a picture of a tent that would be
similar to one used in the backyard of 57 Broadway, for private breakfasts over the summer for wedding
parties. He was concerned about needing a permit but Mike Billeci suggested consolidating the
application by adding the tent, as the tent might pose a problem with the parking in the rear of the
building. A large format print of the site plan was requested with details of the resolution, any notes,
and a space for the signature block. The building elevation was suggested to be noted on the plan as it
will protect the owner in the future from any complaints. Pamela mentioned the potholes near the
sidewalk being a liability as a few pedestrians have stumbled there. John Molinaro clarified that Lisa
Lynds does not own the building and it must be addressed in the memo that Kalo Taxidi, LLC is the
owner of the building.

Pamela Morin mentioned her plan to place temporary storage behind Murray’s but she has not
submitted a site plan for this meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:52PM.


Respectfully submitted,

Kristen Cleaveland
Deputy Clerk