Welcome to Aurora, New York

Village of Aurora - 456 Main St Aurora, NY 13026 

Phone: 315-364-7293  Fax: 315-364-6857  Email: villageclerk@auroranewyork.us


Navigate to the Newsletter page for the April 2020 Newsletter and click below for Mayor Bennett's message, updated March 30.

 March 30 Message from the Mayor

Senator Helming Update (April 4, 2020)

From the Aurora Fire Department:

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.

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.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay home.


The County Office Building is closed to the public effective immediately until further notice. Please contact our hotline 315-253-1355 if you need assistance from any County department. You may also access the county web site at https://www.cayugacounty.us/ for department contact information.

 County Coronavirus Information Updates

4.4.2020 Situational Update

Cayuga County Covid-19 data progression (April 4, 2020)

COVID-19 PR 4.2.2020

Cayuga County Response to COVID (April 2, 2020)

COVID-19 PR 4.1.2020

March 31, 2020 Here is today’s update from the county:

Press conference video about Cayuga County’s COVID-19 response to date, provided by Aileen McNabb-Coleman (Chair of the Legislature), Kathleen Cuddy (Director of Public Health), and Amy Russett (Director of Emergency Management).The speeches are available for download.

Cayuga County COVID March 30 update

COVID19 Situational Update 3.302020

3.29.2020 COVID Situational PR

3.27.2020 COVID Situational PR

March 27 Update

3.26.2020 COVID Situational PR

March 25 update

COVID-19 Situational Update 3.24.2020

March 24 Update

COVID-19 Siutational Update PR 3.23.2020

March 23: http://www.cayugacounty.us/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=73

COVID-19 March 22, 2020

March 20, 2020 Update

http://www.cayugacounty.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=270 (March 19, 2020)

County services update and Covid-19 information (March 18, 2020)

 (March 26, PPE Update)

March 25, 2020

CONTACT:        Amy Russett

                             Director of Cayuga County Emergency Management (315) 255-1162

Cayuga County is making an urgent appeal for donations of personal protective equipment

The Cayuga County Emergency Management Office is seeking donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) from local companies, such as unused masks, gowns, gloves, and Tyvek suits. The county’s frontline staff in fire rescue and law enforcement as well as staff at the hospital, health department, and medical facilities are in dire need of PPE to tackle the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 in our communities. Being able to supply our frontline staff with sufficient supplies of PPE goes to the heart of the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to protect them, their families, and everyone they work with and serve.

Construction companies or other industries that have extra PPE to donate can contact Harry Sherman at the County Emergency Management Office at 315-702-7643 to coordinate the drop-off. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.



Public Information Officer

Emergency Operations Center

160 Genesee Street

Auburn, NY 13021

(315) 237-3694

Cayuga County COVID-19 response

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Center for Disease Control (CDC)


World Health Organization (WHO)


New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)



General updates and information regarding COVID-19 in New York State can be found at the New York State’s Department of Health’s website: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home or by calling the Novel Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065. You can also reach out to your local county health department for information:

Mental Health resources

For unemployment information, New York State is waiving the seven day waiting period for unemployment insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines. ​Applying for these benefits must be done online as all unemployment offices are closed. The link to apply for these benefits can be found here: ​https://www.ny.gov/services/get-unemployment

As updates are ever changing, please consider watching Governor Cuomo’s daily press conference for the most current updates. These press conferences can be viewed at: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news.

Additionally, I will be maintaining a link on my Senate website which will contain up to date information and resources from around the state and region. Please visit this page at https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/pamela-helming/coronavirus-resources.

Lastly, if you are an individual or group who is interested in helping with the State’s efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak, there are many different ways to help including:

I hope this provides some light on any questions and concerns that you may have. Please continue to check my facebook page in addition to my website for the latest updates. These are unprecedented times and it is vital that we work together. As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office whenever I may be of assistance.



As of March 17, the village office is closed until further notice. Debbie and I are working alternate hours and are available by phone or email. Individual appointments may be requested, as needed and please call for the availability of the Code Enforcement Officer. Like all of you, we are operating on a day by day basis and we encourage everyone to follow recommended guidelines for limiting person to person contact. Take care!


Village Board of Trustees teleconference Budgets Public Hearing on April 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Public Notice-April 15, 2020 meeting

Due to health and safety concerns, the April 1, 2020 Community Preservation Panel  and April 22 Planning Board meetings are cancelled. 

The April 15, 2020 Board of Trustees Annual Organizational Meeting is postponed until after village elections. (See the Voting page for updates on village elections)

All meetings are open to the public.  As always, anyone may speak, ask questions or offer comments at the start of the meeting (during"Visitor Welcome"). 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.

Applications that require Community Preservation Panel/Planning Board review have to be in at least ten days prior for code/zoning consideration. 

All meetings are held on Wednesdays at the Aurora Firehouse Meeting Room, 456 Main St., unless otherwise noted.  To view minutes from previous meetings, navigate to the Boards page.

1st Wednesday - Community Preservation Panel (CPP)

2nd Wednesday - Zoning Board of Appeals (as needed)

3rd Wednesday - Board of Trustees

4th Wednesday - Planning Board

2020/2021 Tentative Budgets (as of March 17, 2020)

General Fund

Water Fund

Sewer Fund




Village Office Hours

Monday:  4:00 pm-6:00 pm (Clerk and Code Enforcement Officer)

Tuesday:  10:00 am-2:00 pm (Clerk)

Wednesday:  No public hours

Thursday:  9:00 am-1:00 pm (Treasurer)

                       11:00 am-4:00 pm (Clerk)

                        2:00 pm-4:00 pm (Code Enforcement Officer)

Friday:  No public hours

Inns of Aurora Generic Environmental Impact Statement

Draft Scope-Stantec

Exhibit B Maps

Display Board 1 (H3581800x7A869)-1

Display Board 2 (H3581796x7A869)-1

FEAF Pt 2 1-16-20-1

Part 3 Narrative 1-16-20 FINAL

Certified Resolution 20-02


The Aurora Historical Society/Village History Center, in line with the Village of Aurora, is suspending public hours for the present. The current show, "Scoundrels & Scamps," began as an online serialized story on Wednesday, and will continue publishing on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with as much enhanced content as possible - more old photos, more about the scenes as they are today.

So please look up "Village of Aurora Historical Society," using the full name in quotes. The Facebook page is the first entry; click on it. (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!

The Aurora Historical Society/Village History Center is located at 371 Main Street; follow the white fence to the rear courtyard. It is accessible to all, and programs are always free. 

Cayuga Lake Watershed Network

March 25, 2020: Coronavirus 19 
Official health department info from Cayuga, Seneca & Tompkins counties
Cayuga Lake’s shoreline counties
Cayuga County https://www.cayugacounty.us/1571/COVID-19-Response-Cayuga-County
Tompkins County https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health
SenecaCounty https://www.co.seneca.ny.us/departments/community-services/public-health/2019-novel-coronavirus/

Notice from NYSEG regarding telephone scams

Utility Scam Release


Please visit the Wells College website for updates on their response to the Covid-19 pandemic:


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll

Link below to Wells calendar:


Cayuga County Sheriff's Office

2.12.2020 Boaters Safety


Storm water guidelines for homeowners:

Final_Residential_Guidelines pdf for web-2

Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency's 2019 Year End Report:

2019 WQMA Year End Report

Link to website:


Cayuga County Soil & Water

Press release 2020 Trees

Spring Fish Press Release

Community Science Institute Trees for Tribs Program

CSI Trees for Tribs Info