TIVOLI WINTERFEST MOVED TO SATURDAY, DEC. 10TH!

Due to the rain forecast for our original date, WINTERFEST has been moved to 12/10.

2:00PM Keep your eyes peeled for Santa, who will be touring the village with help from the Tivoli Fire Department.

3:30PM @ the Firehouse, Kids crafts and cookie decorating.
Come for hot chili, hot dogs, and hot beverages.

4:45PM @ the Firehouse, Holiday Light-up.

5:00PM-7:00PM Horse drawn wagon rides on Broadway & Merchant and Artists open houses.

 

Village of Tivoli Public Advisory: Notice of Elevated Lead Levels in Soils at Former Water Tower Site

What is the advisory?

The Village of Tivoli has received soil sample data indicating levels of lead in the soil under the former water tower, in Memorial Park, that are elevated above New York State Soil Cleanup Objectives.

How did we learn about this?

When the old water tower was removed, before and after soil samples were taken as a routine precaution to ensure no lead was released during the take-down. While the before and after samples were found to be the same, both indicated elevated lead levels, meaning the presence of lead predated the removal of the old tower.

What is lead and how can I be exposed to it?

Lead is a heavy metal that is naturally occurring in soils at low levels. Human activity has increased lead levels in soil from sources such as paint and automobile emissions from leaded gasoline. Although the use of lead paint been discontinued since the late 1970s, historic use of leaded products may result in elevated lead levels in soils in the vicinity of buildings and structures historically coated with lead paint.

Exposure to lead in soils commonly occurs when people come in contact with bare soils and soil particles are inhaled or ingested. Having a dense grass or vegetation cover over lead contaminated soils reduces exposure potential.

Lead in surface soils at Memorial Park is very unlikely to affect the quality of the Village’s drinking water. The Village’s water supply is drawn from wells that draw water from the underground aquifer. The Tivoli Water System is in compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule for drinking water.

How is the Village addressing the issue?

The Village has notified the Dutchess County Department of Community and Behavior Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Village and its environmental consultant are working with the agencies to develop a plan to determine the extent of lead in the soils near the former water tower and identify appropriate corrective action.

The Village will be restricting access to the area in the vicinity of the former water tower with snow fence. The Village’s environmental consultant will be collecting additional soil data to determine the extent of the soils with elevated lead levels. During this time, we ask that Memorial Park users avoid entering the restricted area.

The Village will provide additional updates through the Village website and email notification system as information becomes available. The assessment of soil lead levels in the vicinity of the former water tower is expected to take one month.

Meeting Date : October 12, 2021
Download Minutes : Download File

Village of Tivoli

Planning Board

Draft Minutes

October 12, 2021

 

 

Present                                                           

Mike Billeci; Chairman

Lisa Schwarzbaum

Pamela Morin

Absent                                                

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

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