Welcome to Aurora, New York
Village of Aurora - 456 Main St Aurora, NY 13026
Phone: 315-364-7293 Fax: 315-364-6857 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JULY 19 LAKE UPDATE: THE WELLS COLLEGE DOCK IS OPEN
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 work session on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:00 am
Board of Trustees meeting on July 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Village Office Hours
The Code Enforcement Officer is not available Thursday, July 5 and is away on vacation July 12-22. Any new applications for consideration at the July 11 Community Preservation Panel meeting MUST be in the village office no later than July 2. Applications for July 25 Planning Board review MUST be in the village office no later than July 9.
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) Revised April 12, 2018
Friday: No public hours
2018 FARMERS MARKET
Aurora Farmers Market Reopens for the 2018 Season on Saturday, June 2The Aurora Farmers Market will reopen for the 2018 season on Saturday, June 2; the market will be held on Saturdays from 10:00AM – 2:00PM through October 20th. The market is located at the Wells College Boathouse, across Route 90 from the college in Aurora NY.
(Posted May 29, 2018)
February 10, 2018 Water Presentation
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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 Health
You do not need to go out and buy bottled water. You can bottle up public drinking water from your faucet. It is important to use only clean, food grade plastic or glass containers that seal tightly and replace the supply every six months. Bottled water should be stored in a cool location away from direct sunlight.General Information for Public Communication
Wells College News
Link below to Wells calendar: