IMPORTANT: Recap of 1/24 Sewer Forum, ANOTHER FORUM 3/1

For the many Tivolians who did not attend the important Sewer Forum held by the Village Board of Trustees on January 24th, this email will convey to you the critical information that was presented that night.

The essential points of the presentation:

Tivoli’s existing wastewater treatment plant is beyond repair and a complete replacement with a new plant is imperative.

The current plant is failing to meet the State’s requirements of our SPDES permit and Tivoli is under a consent order from the NYS DEC to start meeting the permit requirements within 30 months or face costly fines. (SPDES is State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System).

The new sewer plant and attendant upgrades to the pump station and collection system are anticipated to cost $13,400,000. Yes, $13.4 million. If more funding is not secured, these costs could result in an additional $1,000 per year per household.

To view the slideshow presented on 1/24 click the link below. The slides take one through the history of the plant, the current technology, the proposed new technology, and slide #16 shows the projected costs for the total project and for a typical household.

To watch the full video of the 1/24 presentation click here:

THERE WILL BE A SECOND SEWER PROJECT FORUM WEDNESDAY MARCH 1ST AT 6:30pm. This will repeat information from the 1/24 meeting and continue with information about the collection system (which was not covered on 1/24). ALL users of the Village Sewer System are urged to attend, especially if you missed the first forum.

The Village Board and the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority are doing and will continue to do everything possible to get this new plant in place, meet our Consent Order, and pursue the funding necessary to ease the financial burden on all users of the system.


Mayor Griffith

Meeting Date : October 12, 2021
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Village of Tivoli

Planning Board

Draft Minutes

October 12, 2021




Mike Billeci; Chairman

Lisa Schwarzbaum

Pamela Morin


Donna Matthews

Also Present

Michele Greig




The meeting was a Special Meeting due to the Monday holiday. It was held in the Historic Watts de Peyster Village Hall. It began at 7:02 PM.

New Business

LWRP Review – Local Law No. C – Opt out of Retail Cannabis

Mike Billeci began by stating that everyone should have received the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Consistency form. He asked if there were any questions. Lisa Schwarzbaum said no, that it was very straight forward. The local law doesn’t change anything. It will not have any effect on coastal waters. Michele Greig stated that it is an action that is no action.

Lisa Schwarzbaum made a motion to declare that Local Law No. C is consistent with the LWRP. Pamela Morin seconded. All in favor. The action was declared to be consistent with the LWRP.


Minutes from August 23, 2021 were reviewed.

Pamela Morin made a motion to approve the minutes from August 23, 2021. Lisa Schwarzbaum seconded. All in favor. The minutes were approved.

Lisa Schwarzbaum made a motion to close the meeting. Pamela Morin seconded. All in favor. The meeting ended at 7:06.

Respectfully submitted,


Laura Gail Tyler

Deputy Village Clerk