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 : March 7, 2022
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Village of Tivoli

Zoning Board of Appeals

Draft Minutes

March 7, 2022




Jonathan Trombly; Chairperson

Karen Cleaveland

Mark Bennett

Bob Zises

Ethan Palmer

Also Present

Maria Sonevytsky

John Corcoran


Elizabeth Kiefer, alternate



Call to Order

The meeting was held in the Historic Watts de Peyster Hall. It was opened at 7:07 PM.


Old Business

Area Variance – 91 Montgomery St – Minimum Total Side Yard Set-back


Jonathan Trombly began the meeting by stating that a public hearing was scheduled for a variance at 91 Montgomery St. He asked the applicant if there was any new information. No.


Karen Cleaveland made a motion to open the public hearing. Mark Bennett seconded. All in favor. The public hearing was opened at 7:08PM.


Jonathan Trombly asked the applicant to present the project.


Maria Sonevytsky was present to explain the project that requires an area variance at 91 Montgomery St. They recently purchased the property and will be renovating the dwelling. It has had several additions over the years and is currently non-conforming for the required minimum total side yard set-back. They plan to remove a portion of the dwelling on the south side that is 10 feet wide and add back two feet of encroachment, effectively reducing the encroachment on the south side by 8 feet. They plan to add a second story addition that will increase the encroachment on the north side by 6 inches. The project will reorient the rooflines that are currently incomplete. The minimum total side yards is 30 feet and they are requesting a variance of 2’6” to make the total side yard set back 27’6”.


John Corcoran was the only member of the public present. He commented that it looks great and the applicant is actually improving the current set backs.


Jonathan Trombly stated that he saw no reason to deny the requested variance, so the board should proceed to go over the criteria for granting the variance. He read through a draft resolution.


Mark Bennett made a motion to close the public hearing. Bob Zises seconded. All in favor. The public hearing was closed.


Karen Cleaveland made a motion to adopt the resolution as drafted. Ethan Palmer seconded. All in favor. The resolution granting an area variance of 2’6” to the minimum total side yard set back was adopted for 91 Montgomery St.



The minutes from February 7, 2022 were reviewed.


Karen Cleaveland made a motion to approve the minutes for February 7, 2022. Ethan Palmer seconded. All in favor. The minutes were approved.


Mark Bennett made a motion to close the meeting. Ethan Palmer seconded the motion. All in favor. The meeting was closed at 7:27 PM.


Respectfully submitted,


Laura Gail Tyler

Deputy Village Clerk