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

2016 Water Quality Report

VILLAGE SURVEY (deadline extended)

Dear Fellow Villagers,

We have all recognized – for quite a while now – that Aurora’s population has been thinning, and those of us who have been around for a while really miss the days when the village was full of kids.   People often talk to me about wishing for more life and activity in the village, a wish I wholeheartedly share.  In response to your concerns, the Village Board has begun to consult with developers and investigate the possibility of housing being constructed in the village that would serve singles, young families, and seniors.  Before anything can begin we have to find out whether there’s a need – and you’re the people who have the answer.  We have already sent out a survey through Wells College and the Inns of Aurora to their employees asking their needs and preferences.  Now we need yours.

You should have received a postcard in the mail at the end of October directing you to this website.  The link to the survey is:

https://goo.gl/forms/rtqIYGx1hRdQfp913

The survey is quite short and should take about ten minutes.  We will be accepting responses through January 5, 2018 and will let you know soon thereafter what comes out of the survey.  Thank you so much for your input,

Mayor Bonnie Bennett

 

Village Office Hours (see winter hours below)

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)

                        3:00 pm-5:00 pm (Code Enforcement Officer)

Friday:  No public hours

 REVISED WINTER CODE OFFICER HOURS

(The village office will close at 1:00 on Thursday, December 21 & 28)

Wednesday, December 20: 3pm-5pm

Thursday, December 21: No hours

Monday, December 25; Thursday, December 28 and Monday, January 1: No hours

Thursday, January 4: Regular 3pm-5pm

Monday, January 8: Regular 4pm-6pm

Thursday, January 11: Regular 3pm-5pm

Monday, January 15: No hours

Wednesday, January 17: 3pm-5pm

Thursday, January 18: Regular 3pm-5pm

Monday, January 22: No hours

Thursday, January 25: Regular 3pm-5pm

Monday, January 29: Regular 4pm-6pm

 UPCOMING MEETINGS

Due to the holidays, any new applications requiring CPP/Planning Board review must be received by the code enforcement officer no later than Monday, December 18th, for consideration at the December 27 Planning Board/January 3 CPP meetings.  Also, only applications deemed complete will be forwarded to the appropriate board for review.

Open to the public.  Items for the Board of Trustees meeting agenda should be submitted in writing to the village office seven days prior to the meeting.  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 December 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

December 20, 2017 agenda

CAYUGA LAKE WATERSHED NETWORK INFORMATION

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

NEWS RELEASE

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District

1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14207-3199

www.lrb.usace.army.mil

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Buffalo District

Building Strong®

For Immediate Release:

June 16, 2017

Contact: Dr. Michael Izard-Carroll, Public Affairs

716.879.4150 or 716.368.2060 (cell) Michael.d.izard-carroll@usace.army.mil

 

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

Buffalo, NY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District will be helping to reduce the invasive Hydrilla plant (Hydrilla verticillata) in Cayuga Lake near Aurora, and in nearby Paines and Little creeks.

"The newly discovered Hydrilla infestation in Cayuga Lake sounded the alarm for federal intervention, and I'm glad with this federal funding the Army Corps of Engineers can now mobilize to answer the call,” said Senator Charles Schumer. I'll continue to push to preserve any and all federal resources to stop this threat before it spreads. The Army Corps' work over the next weeks is the vital first step in containing—and eventually eradicating this devastating invasive that threatens the Finger Lakes region's job creating, ecological and economic potential."

Funding for the project is available through the Corps of Engineers Aquatic Plant Control Research Program and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

The Corps of Engineers will work closely with local partners including the Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, Cayuga Lake Watershed Network, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Cayuga County. Surveys of the project site to determine plant growth were conducted in late May 2017. The project will involve the application of a range of approved herbicides, with the possibility of physical removal. Herbicide treatments may begin in early to mid-July 2017 and the project will cover over 30 acres of lake bottom.

“We take pride in doing our part to help protect and restore the Great Lakes, and reducing Hydrilla will provide both an ecological and economic benefit to the area.” said Lt. Col. Adam Czekanski, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District commander. Representatives from the Corps of Engineers plan to attend the Village of Aurora Board Meeting on June 21, 2017 to answer questions about the project. The meeting will be held in the Village Fire Department at 7:00 pm. An environmental assessment document as per the National Environmental Policy Act will soon be available for public review and comment.

“We are fortunate that the Corps of Engineers, experts in aquatic plant control and research, are able to address one of the most aggressive aquatic invaders posing a significant risk to Cayuga Lake and the Great Lakes Basin”, said Hilary Mosher, Coordinator for the Finger Lakes-Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management based at the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. “The Corps of Engineers, having managed Hydrilla populations across the Northeast, can utilize established best management practices to reduce the spread and impact of this highly invasive plant.”

The invasive Hydrilla has devastated a number of waterways and lakes in the Northeastern United States. The species depletes oxygen levels and crowds out native plant species that are important for fish and wildlife. The overgrowth of these plants negatively impacts other aquatic life and, if left unchecked, can also impact navigation and recreation.

ACTION REQUEST for paddlers & boaters on Cayuga Lake:

Please help locate unhealthy hemlocks along the shoreline of Cayuga Lake. Right now, healthy hemlocks are showing green growth tips at the ends of branches. Unhealthy hemlocks show little or no new growth. They can also look like the severely ill hemlock tree in this photo, taken on lakeshore property.

When paddling/boating along the shoreline, please look for unhealthy/dead hemlocks, GPS their locations, take a photo if feasible, and send to me steward@cayugalake.org - thank you!

We are assisting the NYS Hemlock Initiative in locating hemlocks infested with Hemlock Wooly Adelgid - to treat the trees and track this destructive pest. Here’s more information: https://blogs.cornell.edu/nyshemlockinitiative/

Office: 607-254-1715

Cell: 315-730-5373

Fax: 607-257-7896

Email: stophydrilla@gmail.com

Visit: http://stophydrilla.org

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Wells College News

 

Cayuga County Department of Health

General Information for Public Communication

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

eabsurvey form - NYS-DEC-1

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

 

  Cayuga County Conservation District Information

Algae control information