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

Email: villageclerk@auroranewyork.us


Fall 2020 Newsletter HERE

New - Utility assistance during the pandemic

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.

Cayuga County Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey


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.

Governor's Directives

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


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.

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.


October 22 Update: Anyone wishing to meet with the clerk/treasurer must make an appointment. Contact the Clerk and Deputy Clerk , on an as needed basis, via phone (315 364-7293)/email.  You may contact the Code Enforcement Office directly at 315 729-3921 (Patrick Doyle) or 315 730-2408 (John Greer) to set up an appointment.  Everyone entering the village office must wear a mask and sign a waiver declaring that they are not exhibiting symptoms or been exposed to someone who has tested positive.  As the number of cases in Cayuga County increases, we are adjusting as needed.

Please 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.

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.


Fire Dept.

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.

Historical Society 

Yes, the Aurora Historical Society/Village History Center is open! To make an appointment, call or text (315)-246-1130. The show “Scoundrels and Scamps” was featured online, but some especially interesting items were omitted, so that you could have the pleasure of discovering them for yourself. Besides, the stories are great fun, and bear re-telling. Speaking of stories, please visit the Village of Aurora Historical Society’s Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/Village-of-Aurora-Historical-Society-369255793807012/). The current series connects one of Aurora’s freedom-seeker families to Civil-War-era events ranging from Lincoln’s assassination to Emily Howland’s work at Camp Todd, teaching “contrabands.” Find out where the story goes next!
Much more on the history of Aurora right here.

Community Events

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.

Wells College

Please visit the Wells College website for their response to the Covid-19 pandemic.