Welcome to Aurora, NY
Village of Aurora - 456 Main St Aurora, NY 13026
Office: 315-364-7293 ~ DPW: 315-364-5239 ~ CEO 315-729-3921
Fall 2020 Newsletter HERE
Cayuga County is updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan and would like your opinion! Please click on the survey below to add your voice in helping to identify and correct potential hazards in our village.
Phase 4 re-opening began in our area on 6/26/20 with restrictions on gathering size, building occupancy, seating capacity, etc., regional tracking of infection spread, and public guidance on protection.
Effective April 17 - any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance. Effective May 28 - Business operators and building owners, and those authorized on their behalf shall have the discretion to ensure compliance with the directive in Executive Order 202.17 (above), including the discretion to deny admittance to individuals who fail to comply.
Effective June 25 - people coming into New York State traveling from restricted states with high coronavirus infection rates must quarantine for 14-days upon entering our state, with fines up to $10,ooo per violation; more info here. Residents of NYS returning home after visiting one of these states must also observe a 2 week quarantine. To report an individual failing to adhere to the quarantine pursuant to the travel advisory, call 1-833-789-0470 or visit this website. On Sept. 22, thirty-five states and territories are on the travel restriction list.
More Pandemic Info
- Contact Tracing: your help needed!
- NYS Coronavirus: What You Need to Know (updated regularly)
- Resources on Mental Health, Veterans, Small Businesses, etc.
- Home help with pandemic coping from The Citizen
- Advice from the CDC and WHO
- Guide to Facemasks
CAYUGA CO. INFO
The County Office Building is closed to the public until further notice. Please contact their hotline 315-253-1355 if you need assistance from any County department, or access the county web site for department contact information.
- Bi-weekly Dept. of Health coronavirus updates are here, or you may sign up for bulletins
- County Health Dept notice: "Governor Cuomo established...[a] Task Force to assist local authorities with enforcement of Executive Orders and restrictions on business operations and activities, as well as gatherings, during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Individuals can file complaints regarding the operation of businesses or gatherings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-833-789-0470."
- October 16 "Cayuga Co. Health Dept. inform(s) the public of a forty percent increase in the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in since September 14, 2020. Along with the increase in the number of confirmed positive cases, we have seen an exponential increase in the number of contacts (the people who have been exposed to the confirmed positive cases)... Contact tracing has revealed more and more people participating in social gatherings including parties and a baby shower. At these gatherings social distancing was not maintained, mask wearing and mass gathering rules were not followed...Recently many of our people in quarantine are later testing positive for COVID-19 due to the exposure that placed them into quarantine. This is why when doing contact tracing, it is important that people are honest about who they have been in contact with and also why it is so very important that people in mandatory quarantine adhere to the legal order issued by our department... Cayuga Co. Health Dept. is asking the public to stay home when sick, practice safe social distancing..., wear a face covering both indoors and outdoors when safe social distancing (6 feet apart) cannot be maintained, limit the gatherings we attend, (and) keep our social circles small."
- Potential exposure at Don Juan Cafe in Auburn on October 1,2, 3, and 8; details here
- Potential exposure at Lakeside Casino in Union Springs on Oct. 7 from 10am to 2 may; details here.
- Potential exposure Oct. 9-10 at Auburn Wegmans, Dick's Sporting Goods, Kohls, & Prison City Pub; details here.
Cayuga County Dept. of Health Information on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs); please contact the Cayuga County Health Department if you see a suspected Harmful Algal Bloom!
More non-Covid-19 county planning and water info is here.
June 1 Update: The Village Office will remain closed to the public and office hours are suspended until further notice. Contact the Clerk and Deputy Clerk for an appointment, on an as needed basis, via phone/email. You may contact the Code Enforcement Officer directly at (315) 729-3921 to set up an appointment. Like all of you, we continue to operate on a day by day basis. We encourage everyone to follow recommended guidelines for limiting person to person contact as we ease into each new phase of Forward New York. Take care! ~ Ann & Debbie
All Village meetings are open to the public, and are held on Wednesdays at the Aurora Firehouse Meeting Room, 456 Main St., unless otherwise noted. To view minutes from previous meetings, go to the Boards page. Beginning June 16, 2020, the Governor increased the number of people allowed for meetings from a maximum of 10 to a maximum of 25. Given the recommended social distancing guidelines, the total number of people allowed in the village meeting room at one time is limited to 15.
- 1st Wednesday - Community Preservation Panel (CPP)
- 2nd Wednesday - Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), as needed
- 3rd Wednesday - Board of Trustees
- 4th Wednesday - Planning Board (PB)
Applications that require CPP, PB or ZBA review must be received in the office at least 10 days prior for code/zoning consideration.
Please Note: public comment during the Visitor Welcome is suspended until further notice. (Comments may be submitted in writing and will be distributed to the appropriate Board for their consideration.) If your issue is addressed to the Board of Trustees and requires board preparation and action (vote), please submit it in writing to the village office seven days prior to the meeting so that it will appear on the agenda. Agendas are posted on the website and in both village bulletin boards located at the post office and the village office; an accurate agenda lets your neighbors know what will be discussed.Community Preservation Panel meeting on November 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Firehouse meeting room. (See the agenda for meeting room capacity change)
Go the the Boards page for agendas.PLUS:
- For information on the Cayuga Lake Watershed Intermunicipal Organization Request for Quotes for their organizational assessment, click HERE.
- Helming/Finch Letter to the Citizen Helpful support from our elected representatives for a new water plant
- 2020/2021 Adopted Budgets (as of April 15, 2020): General Fund ~ ~ Water Fund ~ ~ Sewer Fund
- Water Presentation 3/3/30 -AuroraWater.PublicInfoMtg.FINAL.3.3.20
- Hydrilla News
The Aurora Volunteer Fire Department would like all of the Aurora-Ledyard Fire District to know that we are still here and covering calls like normal.
Please follow CDC and government guidelines to keep yourself safe and healthy. Follow good hand-washing techniques, and social distancing. Stay home if possible! Check on the elderly and home bound - from a distance.
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. (CDC guide to symptoms here.)
Don’t hesitate to call 911 if you are experiencing a true emergency. Always report symptoms to dispatch so we can protect ourselves before our arrival.Video from Auburn Fire Department: Stop the Spread of Covid-19 ~ Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay home.
Expanded Farmers’ Market!
This year, the Aurora Farmers’ Market and the Village of Aurora are teaming up to provide a longer farmers’ market season. After the last Saturday market at the Boathouse on Sept. 26th, the market moves to Tuesday, 4:00-5:00 pm, at the Patrick Tavern parking lot (corner of Main St. and Dublin Hill Rd, across from St. Patrick’s Church).
The Mobile Market format emphasizes ordering ahead for pick-up. It’s ideal for people who want to avoid crowded stores. There’s easy parking and service right to your car if you wish. Check it out even if you forget to order; there will usually be extras available. See a complete list of vendors on the Aurora Historical Facebook page.
More of your favorite Saturday vendors will be making the switch to Tuesday, and some special events are in the works, so be sure to follow the news here and around town.