Welcome to Aurora, New York
Village of Aurora - 456 Main St Aurora, NY 13026
Phone: 315-364-7293 Fax: 315-364-6857 Email: email@example.com
THE VILLAGE IS OFFICE IS CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2018 FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
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
Board of Trustees Special Meeting on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4:30 pmThe November 21 Board of Trustees meeting is moved to November 14 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting November 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
November 8, 2018 Water Information Meeting
Preliminary Engineering Report (a copy is available for review in the village office. The link below expires on November 26)
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-5:00 pm (Clerk)
2:00 pm-4:00 pm (Code Enforcement Officer)
Friday: No public hours
AURORA HISTORY CENTER
Tuesday, Nov. 20th, the Aurora Historical Society will present the second exciting showcase of emerging artists and writers. This session will introduce visual artist Chris Price, fiction writers Ky Peisher and Arielle Canate, and essayist Katelynn Commisso as they explore themes of imagination. Last week's program was stellar and you may expect the same on Tuesday.
The brilliant exhibit "A House Tells a Story" closes right after next Tuesday's program. See it, or see it again, this Saturday, 11-1, or at your convenience through Docent-on-Call (315-246-1130).
The next exhibit, "The Work of Our Hands: Heritage Skills Then and Now", will open Tuesday, November 27th, and through the month of December will showcase local artisans on both Tuesdays and Saturdays. Drop by to hear short talks on intriguing topics, watch expert woodworkers, try your hand at a range of old and new fiber arts, pick up some great recipes, and - not least - do a little no-stress shopping for unique gifts made in our own community and region. Accessible to all, and always free!
The Aurora Historical Society/Village History Center is located on the rear courtyard and accessible to all, and events are always free.
Want some more time to study the show and the art? Have guests on the weekend? The museum is also open on Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or anytime through the Docent-on-Call number (315-246-1130).
Tuesday evenings, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
At your convenience: to reach a Docent-on-Call, call/text to (315)-246-1130.
371 Main St., on the courtyard with Vintage Lighting; Fully accessible and air-conditioned
Cayuga County Recycling Event
(Posted May 29, 2018)
CAYUGA COUNTY WATER MANAGEMENT AGENCYhttp://cayugacountywater.org/
February 10, 2018 Water Presentation
Please copy the link below into your browser
Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
Harmful Algal bloom Symposium: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-finger-lakes-harmful-algal-blooms-habs-symposium-tickets-47718940636
July 16 updateHarmful Algal Bloom Update 3
Explaining “No bloom,” “Suspicious,” “Confirmed,” “Confirmed with high toxins”
Over the past few weeks of active HABs on Cayuga Lake, we’ve gotten some questions about the testing of toxins in HABs. Our friends at the Community Science Institute provided this note about the toxin microcystin:
Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) may produce a variety of chemicals that are harmful to other species, including humans. The most common harmful chemical found in New York algal blooms is microcystin. Detailed toxicity studies have not been performed, and there is not yet a consensus on acceptable exposure levels. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has set upper limits for public drinking water supplies at 0.3 ug/L or parts per billion (ppb) and for public swimming beaches at 4.0 ppb (EPA, 2017). The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) defines a “bloom with high toxin” as 20 ppb near the lake shore and 10 ppb in open water (NYSDEC HABs Program Guide, Section 3).
This information is being sent to a group of people around the lake who sent emails to CLWN and CSI last week regarding the blooms being spotted and sampled in Cayuga Lake on both the east and west shores. We are still working out the kinks in our new testing, monitoring, reporting and outreach system re HABs around Cayuga Lake.
Also, the blooms this past week were unexpectedly early - our HABs Harriers are not officially starting until July 14.
The test results below for the three bloom areas (2 on w shore, one north of Long Point) reported this past week, have yet to be fully verified and certified by the lab at UFI in Syracuse (http://www.upstatefreshwater.org/) . What we know so far, as a result of these preliminary results by CSI’s lab in Ithaca (http://www.communityscience.org/), is that these were confirmed Harmful Algal Blooms, apparently not very toxic - but the results are still subject to verification. See details below. Verified results will be posted at the map link below.
To our friends in Aurora: If the Aurora beach was closed by DOH due to the bloom “north of Long Point State Park,” then reopening the beach may depend on final confirmation of results by the UFI lab, and an ok by the Cayuga Dept of Health (cc’d here: Eileen O’Connor, Cayuga County, and Arthur Sinicropi, Seneca County, Environmental Health Programs).
A map of blooms can be viewed here (results to be posted and updated): http://www.communityscience.org/cayuga-lake-2018-harmful-algal-blooms-results/
Cayuga County Department of HealthGeneral Information for Public Communication
Wells College News
Link below to Wells calendar: