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 : February 25, 2013
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The meeting, held at the Historic Watts dePeyster Hall, was opened at 7:06 pm and a quorum was determined to be present for the conduct of business.

ZBA Attendees:

  • Chair Laura Gail Tyler
  • Tim Lynch
  • Sam Merritt
  • Bob Zises


  • Karen Cleaveland
  • Bob Juliano

The first item of business was to approve the draft minutes from the July 23, 2012 meeting.Bob Zises moved to approve the minutes as presented, Tim Lynch seconded, all in favor. Motion carried.


5111-5115 Route 9G – Application for Interpretation: The next item was the open public hearing which was continued from the June 25, 2012 meeting. It was continued to January 28, 2013 but cancelled due to the weather. It was continued to tonight and the applicant Jack Grumet was informed. Chair Tyler discussed the public hearing with Village attorney Victoria Polidoro and whether it needed to be re-noticed. Chair Tyler spoke with Mr. Grumet who expressed an interest in continuing with the interpretation even though light industry had been removed from the code as a permitted use. He wanted to know if the storage unit would fit under anything else. Under Village of Tivoli Local Law No. 3 of 2012, Section 5.6, B. number 10 states: Drive-in or drive-through windows, self-storage units, motor vehicle sales and rentals, filling stations and other uses not explicitly listed under permitted and special permitted uses in section 231-21 are not permitted. Mr. Grumet will be receiving an email from the Village attorney. Because the application for interpretation is moot, the open public hearing is moot.

Chair Tyler welcomed a new member to the ZBA, Sam Merritt.


Bob Zises moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:18 pm. Sam Merritt seconded, all in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Claire Roff

Planning and Zoning Clerk