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.

The Village of Tivoli offices are located in the beautifully restored Historic Watts dePeyster Hall, now the cornerstone of the Village. Tivoli may be small, but we offer so many important municipal services. The Historic Watts dePeyster Hall stands proudly over the Tivoli Commons municipal campus, and all of your village staff and officials are proud to serve.

VILLAGE CLERK’S OFFICE
Village Clerk
2 year term concurrent w/mayor
Email: clerk@tivoliny.org
Office Hours: Monday – Friday,
9 am to 4 pm
Deputy Village Clerk
1 year term
Email: deputyclerk@tivoliny.org
Treasurer
1 year term
Email: treasurer@tivoliny.org
Village Board Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7pm
Village Board Workshops: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7pm and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6pm
Historic Watts dePeyster Hall
VILLAGE JUSTICE COURT
The Honorable Howard F. Clark, Village Justice
Email: court@tivoliny.org
4 year term
Acting Justice Danielle Cordier 1 year term
Colleen McGarry
Email: court@tivoliny.org
Mondays, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Historic Watts dePeyster Hall
Court Sessions: 1st & 3rd Monday of the month, 5:30 pm
Historic Watts dePeyster Hall. Call 845-757-3219 for information.
Building Inspector/Zoning Enforcement Officer
Gary Beck 845-757-2021
bizeo@tivoliny.org
Call for Appointments (845) 471-9370
Location Historic Watts dePeyster Hall, 2nd floor
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Major Responsibilities include – Variances, Special Permits
Ethan Palmer Bob Zises
Karen Cleaveland Mark Bennett
Deputy Mayor Emily Majer, Village Board Liaison Jonathan Trombly
The Zoning Enforcement Officer must refer applicants to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Complete submissions, including fees, are due to the Clerk’s Office 10 calendar days prior to a meeting date.

Major Responsibilities include – Affix value to all village properties in order to establish tax rates, Manage all exemptions & abatements on real property taxes

TAX ASSESSOR
Cheryl Kaszluga, Town of Red Hook Assessor (845) 758-4606
assessor@redhook.org