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



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 meeting on June 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm

June 20, 2018 Agenda (revised June 18)

Village Office Hours

The Village Code Enforcement Officer is not available Thursday June 21, 2018. The Village Office will close at 2:00 pm

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



July 5th is BLESSING OF THE BOATS, this year with a special purpose that's very important in our lakeside life. John Miller writes, "Unlike years past we will announce beforehand that beneficiary is need for a AFD new dock.  Tickets will be sold. Not sure of what yet. Working on people to do something.....special."  This event, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the Blessing, is always special and always a great time for the community, so watch for what will make this tradition extra special this year.


Aurora Farmers Market Reopens for the 2018 Season on Saturday, June 2

The 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.  


2017 Aurora Water Quality Report

(Posted May 29, 2018)

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

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Mayor March 1st water update

Cayuga Lake Watershed Network

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
If you're interested in volunteering, RSVP to attend a training by contacting programs@cayugalake.org. Training dates are as follows:
  • June 13th, 5:30 - 8:30 - Wells College, Aurora, NY. The workshop will be held in Stratton Hall room 209.
  • June 14th, 1:00 - 4:00 - Tompkins County Health Department, 55 Brown Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850. The workshop will be held in the Rice Conference Room.
  • June 21st, 5:30 - 8:30 - Canoga Volunteer Fire Department, 3576 NY-89, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.

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


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

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:


Wells College Appoints Paul Applebee as Registrar and Director of Institutional Research

Recyclemania 2018 Promotes More Responsible Practices at Wells College

Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni Announce 2018 WCA Awards


Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation

Summer Fish Press Release

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.



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