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


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)

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

Friday:  No public hours


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

Community Preservation Panel Meeting on May 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm

May 3, 2017 Agenda

Cayuga County Department of Health

General Information for Public Communication

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.

The Aurora Historical Society and Village History Center is Now Open

Museum Show Opening in Aurora

Held over through April 29th!

The Aurora Historical Society is hosting a cooperative exhibit with the Wells College Art Collection of  ​“A Century of Aurora Art and Artists: 1840 to 1940.”  The show pairs portraits and landscapes with archival photographs and local stories of the people and scenes. The artists include Edith P. Morgan, J. J. Lankes, Victor Hammer, Otto Fleissner, and Karl Blocherer, as well as nineteenth-century engravers and a few outstanding mystery artists.  Many of the works have not been on display for decades.

An opening reception will be held Tuesday, January 31, 4:00-6:00 p.m. and the show will continue through Saturday, April 29th.

The Aurora Historical Society is located behind the Aurora Arts and Design Center, 371 Main St., on the courtyard with Vintage Lighting; it is fully accessible by the walkway along the white wooden fence. Regular museum hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:00-3:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


The Wells College Seed Exchange is open for 2017, loaded with nearly 1,400 packets of many varieties of vegetable, flower and herb seeds. The Seed Exchange is completely free and open to the public. Our Seed Exchange cabinet is accessible whenever the Wells College Long Library is open: Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight; Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight; Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Saturday: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Note that library hours change during academic breaks; you are advised to check the Wells College Library website for current operating hours. The Seed Exchange cabinet is located on the 2nd floor of the Long Library, around the corner from the circulation desk in the Learning Commons area.

We are grateful to our generous seed donors: Annie’s Heirloom Seeds; Botanical Interests; Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company; Burpee’s Seed Company; Ferry Morse Seeds; Fruition Seeds; Gurney’s; Henry Field’s Seed & Nursery Company; High Mowing Organic Seed; Johnny’s Selected Seeds; Renee’s Garden; Seed Savers Exchange; Sheffield’s Seed Company; Southern Exposure Seed Exchange; Stokes Seed; and Turtle Tree Seed.

In order to stretch our seed quantities and support as many local gardeners as possible, we ask Seed Exchange patrons to please take only as much seed as you need for this growing season; we provide smaller seed envelopes for this purpose. We also welcome saved seed from our area growers; please use the pre-labeled seed envelopes to provide information about your donation. The Wells College Seed Exchange is a collaboration between the Center for Sustainability and the Environment and the Long Library at Wells College. Come get what you need to get growing this season.

Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation

Press release 2017 Trees

Bird & Bat House Press Release

Spring Fish Press Release


March to May: Hemlock Hunts & Embrace the Lake

EMBRACE THE LAKE! March – May cleanups

Has the winter trash buildup been bugging you? Is your group interested in doing a two-hour lakeshore cleanup, or a creek cleanup on one of the 35 major creeks that drain to Cayuga Lake, or along one of the many hundreds of smaller creeklets and streams that give their waters to Cayuga Lake? How about your neighborhood ditches? They are waterways too! We help with trash bags, gloves, signs, and more! Free of charge. If you would like to organize a spring cleanup or take part in one, contact us at programs@cayugalake.org. We will also be sharing information about community cleanups on our listserv, website and Facebook page.



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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