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

https://www.nycom.org/

UPCOMING MEETINGS

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

Community Preservation Panel meeting on December 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

December 5, 2018 agenda

November 8, 2018 Water Information Meeting

Preliminary Engineering Report (a copy is available for review in the village office.)

Village Office Hours

The Village Code Enforcement Officer is unavailable December 20-December 31, 2018.

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

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.

THE AURORA HISTORICAL SOCIETY/VILLAGE HISTORY CENTER WINTER HOURS:

Tuesday evenings, 4:30 to 6:00 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

 

WATER NEWS

2017 Aurora Water Quality Report

(Posted May 29, 2018)

CAYUGA COUNTY WATER MANAGEMENT AGENCY

http://cayugacountywater.org/    

UPDATE: https://auburnpub.com/news/local/wells-college-aurora-getting-state-aid-to-upgrade-water-filtration/article_9ee540a5-f5e5-5b3d-82b5-e648a20a077a.html

February 10, 2018 Water Presentation

Please copy the link below into your browser

https://ghd.2big4email.com/en/downloadfiles.aspx?param=bHU7nmM9wVErJLGEWigvkgeQuAleQuAl

Mayor March 1st water update

Cayuga Lake Watershed Network

Harmful Algal bloom Symposium: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-finger-lakes-harmful-algal-blooms-habs-symposium-tickets-47718940636

October update

September 10 Update

August 6 update

July 31 update

July 24 Update

July 16 update

Harmful 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).

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/

Help us fight the HABs by becoming a HABs Harrier!
The onset of beautiful warm weather has reminded us that Summer is right around the corner! This also means that the optimal time for harmful algal blooms (HABs) is fast approaching.
HABs pose a threat to Cayuga Lake. They can produce toxins that lead to sickness and even death in people and pets, and they have the potential to undermine Cayuga Lake as a source of drinking water and a desirable place to live or spend a vacation. As a HABs Harrier, you would play a key role in tracking, understanding, and ultimately managing this emerging threat in our region.
Click here for more information!
To learn more about volunteering and/or to sign up, email us at info@communityscience.org or programs@cayugalake.org

Streaming Presentations https://livestream.com/hvccstreaming/HABsSummits#_blank
These two presentations are available for viewing and listening at www.StopHydrilla.org: http://ccetompkins.org/environment/invasive-nuisance-species/aquatic-invasives/hydrilla/fighting-hydrilla-in-the-cayuga-lake-watershed/2017-hydrilla-eradication-efforts-in-the-ithaca-area-of-the-cayuga-lake-watershed and http://ccetompkins.org/environment/invasive-nuisance-species/aquatic-invasives/hydrilla/fighting-hydrilla-in-the-cayuga-lake-watershed/2017-hydrilla-eradication-efforts-in-the-aurora-area-of-cayuga-lake
http://www.cayugalake.org/fall-2017-south-end-conference.html

HYDRILLA INFORMATION

Cayuga Lake & Hydrilla

The 2018 annual hydrilla season-end public information meeting & volunteer thank-you event will be held in Aurora on Wednesday November 28, 3:30-5:30 pm, at Wells College, Zabriskie Hall Room 212. Refreshments served! Zabriskie Hall is #6 on this map: https://www.wells.edu/files/public/wells-college-map-102417.pdf  Park on the circular drive or in Woods Lot #3. Get the latest from the experts on where hydrilla has been found around Cayuga Lake, where it is under control, and where it may be gaining ground. According to the Finger Lakes PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management), “Hydrilla is the world’s most successful aquatic invasive plant. It rapidly spreads and causes severe impact to water quality, native plant and fish communities, recreation, irrigation, and water treatment facilities.” We need to work together lakewide, across municipalities and counties, to prevent its further spread. Speakers Michael J. Greer, US Army Corps of Engineers, “In-lake hydrilla treatment at Aurora and the lake’s south end.” Robert Johnson, Racine-Johnson Associates, “Preliminary season-end monitoring report.” Emelia Yost and Jared Bedient, Finger Lakes PRISM/Finger Lakes Institute: “The hydrilla kayak/scuba survey offshore around Cayuga Lake.” Hilary Lambert & other Dave’s Team members, “Update on the 70 lakewide hydrilla information boxes & thanking our volunteers!”

HABs Forum Flyer FINAL-1

Army Corps Hydrilla Herbicide Information -PLEASE READ!

Invasive Species Training

Hydrilla Happenings for July

Hydrilla Public Information Meeting July 13 in Aurora

Corps of Engineers to reduce invasive Hydrilla plants in Cayuga Lake area

 

Cayuga County Department of Health

CleanWater_flyer-1

Mosquito_flyer_tp_update-1

General Information for Public Communication

Wells College News

Link below to Wells calendar:

https://global.wells.edu/ICS/Welcome.jnz?portlet=Campus_Events&screen=MainView&screenType=change

Victor Hammer Fellowship Exhibition

Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation

Rt 81 Information

The issue of the reconstruction of I-81 through the city of Syracuse is extremely important for the Village.  All of you are aware of the truck traffic through Aurora and the broken pipes, congestion, noise and safety issues that it causes.  The DOT is in the final stages of deciding whether to repair the elevated highway through Syracuse or to demolish it and replace it with a street-level boulevard.  The boulevard would be a regular city street, with 16 stoplights, connecting I-81 at the south of the city to I-81 at the north of the city.  The highway traffic itself would be routed east onto 481 and eventually connect again with I-81 on the north and with the Thruway.  Right now truck traffic comes through Aurora, or takes other routes to the west, instead of staying on 81, because these routes are 15 to 20 miles shorter than remaining on 81 and the Thruway to get to destinations west of Syracuse.  Taking these alternate routes from Homer to Thruway exit 42 (Geneva) is between 57 and 61 miles; taking the proposed 81 and 481 route is over 90 miles.  There is no doubt that traffic headed west from I-81 will find Aurora an attractive shortcut.  We cannot afford more long-haul trucks through our village.

 

NYSERDA AGRICULTURAL ENERGY AUDIT PROGRAM

Agriculture Energy Audit Program flyer

Agriculture Energy Audit Program Application

Emerald Ash Borer Information from Cornell Cooperative Extension

Town & Village Clerk EAB Letter

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NYS -DEC Self Xport for Firewood Cert rev July 2012-1

 

  Cayuga County Conservation District Information

Algae control information