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
NEWSVILLAGE ELECTIONS - Rescheduled for Sept. 15, 2020- More info HERE.
BLESSING OF THE BOATS planned for 8/15/20 has been postponed until 2021. More info below.
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 July 21, thirty-one states are on the travel restriction list.
More Pandemic Info
- NYS Coronavirus: What You Need to Know (updated regularly)
- Resources on Mental Health, Veterans, Small Businesses, etc.
- Info on coping with the pandemic 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 the NYS PAUSE Enforcement Assistance 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."
- August 3: "We are seeing an uptick in cases we must not get complacent…We are strongly encouraging the public to practice safe social distancing by staying six feet apart from others both indoors and outdoors, wearing a face covering both indoors and outdoors when safe social distancing (six feet apart) cannot be maintained.The more gatherings we attend, the more times we frequent stores, the more activities our children participate in, all presents an increased risk of exposure."
- August 14 "Over the past couple of weeks we have seen a number of travel-related positive cases, those of whom converted while in precautionary quarantine due to having traveled from states on the travel advisory list.... In addition, we have had essential workers test positive, including those working in healthcare settings and a few cases that we consider to be attributed to exposure in the community (community spread). In all of these situations, contacts have been identified and placed into mandatory quarantine by our department."
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.
July 2020 Newsletter 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 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.
The Board of Trustees meeting is August 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm, via Zoom (Zoom info is on the agenda located on the Boards page)
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.
The Aurora Historical Society/Village History Center, in line with the Village of Aurora, has suspended public hours for the present. The new series, “Interesting People,” has begun on the Historical Society Facebook page. Visit Village of Aurora Historical Society and be sure to catch up on the previous serials, too. Friends of the page are offering reminiscences, transcribing old letters, studying photographs, and more. Join the conversation; the more the merrier.
So please click or look up Village of Aurora Historical Society, using the full name in quotes. (You don't have to "be on Facebook" to visit - it's a public page.) Bookmark and return often. If there is a fourth-grader in your life, please enjoy the content together (physically or on line); local and State history are required for that grade. Comments and memories always welcome!Much more on the history of Aurora right here.
Check out the August 2020 issue of The Hub, a newsletter sponsored by the Aurora Free Library for information about various community events, including our two Farmers' Markets (Tuesdays 4-5:30 behind Patrick Tavern and Saturdays 10:00-2:00 at the Wells College dock.) Please remember to observe all mask / social distancing requirements; thanks!
Blessing of the Boats Update: "I’m sending this note to you in gratitude that for the majority of us, Covid-19 has only had an economic affect. Our area has, so far, been spared the devastation that this virus has had upon our Nation, it’s families, and our economy. Therefore, it is out of respect for those who have and are suffering, and in compliance with the best guidance available, that we will look forward to Blessing of the Boats 2021. " - John Miller