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

Board of Trustees work session on February 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

PUBLIC NOTICE February 13 work session

Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on February 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

February 13, 2019 Agenda

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

The snowstorm is gone, Roads not a mess, Your Valentine card Can be hot off the press!

Thursday, February 14th, at the Aurora Historical Society (371 Main St), 4:30-6:00 pm, print a letterpress Valentine. Rob LoMascolo will be on hand to assist you, and there will be calligraphy pens for you to use.

AND the cookbook browsing table will feature books of the 1950s!

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

 

WATER NEWS

2017 Aurora Water Quality Report

(Posted May 29, 2018)

Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency 2018 Year End Report

(Posted February 11, 2019)

November 8, 2018 Water Information Meeting

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

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

For Immediate Release: 12 December 2018 Hydrilla in Cayuga Lake, King Ferry In October 2018, Hydrilla verticillata, a highly invasive aquatic weed, was confirmed at a private marina on Cayuga Lake, Cayuga County, near King Ferry. Hydrilla is an aggressive invader that spreads rapidly and, if left unchecked, will form a thick mat of vegetation, making swimming and boating impossible and impacting fish populations.  The effect to the local economy from loss of recreation and reduced biodiversity can be significant. The 2018 population was discovered when the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (FLI) Hydrilla field crew requested access to a private marina launch to survey for Hydrilla. The owner of the marina, suspecting a population of Hydrilla, led the crew to the suspicious plants. The Hydrilla field crew took samples and calculated the infestation to be approximately 25m2, inside the marina docks. No additional Hydrilla was found outside of this area although further survey is warranted. The Hydrilla field crew, supported by a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, has surveyed over 96 miles of shoreline on Cayuga Lake as part of the FLI and Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (Finger Lakes PRISM) strategy to reduce the spread and impact of high risk aquatic invasive species such as Hydrilla. “Cayuga County Water Quality Management Agency (WQMA) is saddened to hear that the Finger Lakes PRISM has found Hydrilla in another location in Cayuga Lake in Cayuga County. We thank the Finger Lakes PRISM for conducting the survey that found the Hydrilla and for taking the lead in the response to this threat to our lake.” Said Stephen Lynch, Chairman of the Cayuga County WQMA. Cayuga County is well-versed in the harm and impact posed by a Hydrilla infestation. In 2016, a large patch of Hydrilla was found outside of Wells College by the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom. A Cayuga County Aurora Hydrilla Task Force was convened and funding was sought to support the management of this population from multiple funding sources. The EPA funding allowed for the broad scale survey of approximately 90 miles of shoreline on Cayuga Lake and the Cayuga-Seneca Canal.  “We are fortunate to have the Finger Lakes PRISM based at the Finger Lakes Institute so that when new infestations are discovered, there is capacity to respond quickly and keep numerous partners at the local, state, and federal level informed about the latest developments and treatment options.” Said Lisa Cleckner, Director of the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. “The new infestation is concerning and underscores the need for everyone using the lake to take precautions to minimize the risk of spread, however, Hydrilla at this site should be manageable given the relatively small size." said Mike Greer, Regional Technical Specialist of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District. The USACE have a long history of addressing Hydrilla in public waterways. They have managed Hydrilla infestations in Aurora and Tompkins County since 2017 and have provided technical expertise to Hydrilla projects across the state. “New York continues to work diligently with our partners and stakeholders on projects and outreach efforts to combat the spread of invasive species that threaten our state's precious natural resources," said DEC Acting Deputy Commissioner for Natural Resources Judy Drabicki. “The recent finding of Hydrilla at Don’s Marina clearly demonstrates the role of watercraft in spreading aquatic invasive species. Cleaning, draining, and drying watercraft and equipment is essential to protecting the waters of New York. We will continue efforts to engage the public in taking these preventive steps while we work with stakeholders to respond to the recent discovery.” The Finger Lakes Institute, Finger Lakes PRISM, USACE, and NYSDEC, in partnership with stakeholders and the owner of the marina will develop recommended strategies to manage this new infestation. The public will be able to provide comments on any proposed strategies in late spring at a public forum (date TBD). The forum will be widely advertised and open to the public. For more information regarding Hydrilla please refer to the following websites: www.NYIS.infowww.fingerlakesinvasives.orgwww.ccetompkins/orgwww.erie.cce.cornell/edu/invasive-species/wny-hydrilla-project For more information, contact: Hilary R. Mosher, Finger Lakes- Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management Coordinator; Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges 300 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456 (p): 315.781.4385, (e): mosher@hws.edu  (w): fingerlakesinvasives.org Subscribe to our listserve: cce-flprism-l-request@cornell.edu Follow us on Twitter * Facebook ! Together we can #stoptheinvasion! Hilary Lambert Steward/Executive Director Cayuga Lake Watershed Network POB 348 Aurora NY 13026 “It takes a Network to protect a watershed!” steward@cayugalake.org www.cayugalake.org

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

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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

Charles Kenyon Joins Wells College as Interim Dean of Students

Summer Book Arts Classes

Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation

Spring Fish Press Release

Press release 2019 Trees

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

eabsurvey form - NYS-DEC-1

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

 

  Cayuga County Conservation District Information

Algae control information