Welcome to Aurora, New York
Village of Aurora - 456 Main St Aurora, NY 13026
Phone: 315-364-7293 Fax: 315-364-6857 Email: email@example.com
Cayuga Lake Watershed NetworkHappy New Year!
For those of you who were unable to attend our Fall 2017 South End conference, or would just like a refresher on what you heard there, all three presentations are now available on our website at this link: http://www.cayugalake.org/fall-2017-south-end-conference.html
We wish you all a very safe and happy water-loving season.
Jennifer Tufano Program Associate, Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
PO Box 348, Aurora, NY 13026
THE VILLAGE OFFICE IS CLOSED MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018 IN OBSERVANCE OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR HOLIDAY.
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
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
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 public hearing and regular meeting on January 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Proposed Local Law #1 of 2018 (revisions in red)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District
1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY 14207-3199
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
For Immediate Release:
June 16, 2017
Contact: Dr. Michael Izard-Carroll, Public Affairs
716.879.4150 or 716.368.2060 (cell) Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com - 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/
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