Welcome to Aurora, NY
Village of Aurora - 456 Main St Aurora, NY 13026
Office: 315-364-7293 ~ DPW: 315-364-5239 ~ CEO 315-729-3921
- Board of Trustees Public Hearing for Local Law #1 of 2021: Temporary Moratorium on Certain Applications and Approvals within the Village of Aurora on February 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm via Zoom (see the "Boards" page for the Local Law and Public Hearing Zoom information)
- Winter Newsletter 2021
- Effective Nov 13 - In response to widespread significant increase in COVID-19 cases in NYS, bars, restaurants and gyms must close at 10pm, and indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than ten people in order to reduce cluster outbreaks; more info here.
- Effective Nov 4 - New guidelines allow travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine, details here.
- Phase 4 re-opening began in our area on 6/26/20 with restrictions on gathering size, building occupancy, seating capacity, etc., regional tracking of infection spread, and public guidance on protection.
- Effective April 17 - any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance. Effective May 28 - Business operators and building owners, and those authorized on their behalf shall have the discretion to ensure compliance with the directive in Executive Order 202.17 (above), including the discretion to deny admittance to individuals who fail to comply.
More Pandemic Info
- Contact Tracing: your help needed!
- Info on Utility assistance during the pandemic
- NYS Coronavirus: What You Need to Know (updated regularly)
- Resources on Mental Health, Veterans, Small Businesses, etc.
- Home help with pandemic coping from The Citizen
- Advice from the CDC and WHO
- Guide to Facemasks
CAYUGA CO. INFO
The County Office Building is closed to the public until further notice. Please contact their hotline 315-253-1355 if you need assistance from any County department, or access the county web site for department contact information.
- Dept. of Health coronavirus updates are here, or you may sign up for bulletins
- County Health Dept notice: "Governor Cuomo established...[a] Task Force to assist local authorities with enforcement of Executive Orders and restrictions on business operations and activities, as well as gatherings, during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Individuals can file complaints regarding the operation of businesses or gatherings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-833-789-0470."
- Dec. 24 "As the number of cases continue to climb at rapid rates, we are pleading with the public to work with us by: staying home when ill, staying home until receiving test results, not gathering with individuals outside of your own household , limiting the number of trips you make to the store, wearing face covers when in public both indoors & outdoors, keep a safe social distance from others, and wash your hands frequently & thoroughly.
- Guidance for vaccine distribution and eligibility
Cayuga County Dept. of Health Information on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs); please contact the Cayuga County Health Department if you see a suspected Harmful Algal Bloom!
More non-Covid-19 county planning and water info is here.
Update 10/22: Anyone wishing to meet with the clerk/treasurer must make an appointment. Contact the Clerk and Deputy Clerk, as needed, via phone (315 364-7293) or email. You may contact the Code Enforcement Office directly at 315 730-2408 (John Greer) to set up an appointment. Everyone entering the village office must wear a mask and sign a waiver declaring that they are not exhibiting symptoms or been exposed to someone who has tested positive. As the number of cases in Cayuga County increases, we are adjusting as needed. Please take care! ~ Ann & Debbie
All Village meetings are open to the public, and are held on Wednesdays at the Aurora Firehouse Meeting Room, 456 Main St., unless otherwise noted. To view minutes from previous meetings, go to the Boards page. As of November 1, given the increase in Covid cases in our county, the total number of people allowed in the village meeting room at one time is limited to 10.
- 1st Wednesday - Community Preservation Panel (CPP)
- 2nd Wednesday - Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), as needed
- 3rd Wednesday - Board of Trustees
- 4th Wednesday - Planning Board (PB)
Applications that require CPP, PB or ZBA review must be received in the office at least 10 days prior for code/zoning consideration.
Please Note: public comment during the Visitor Welcome is suspended until further notice. (Comments may be submitted in writing and will be distributed to the appropriate Board for their consideration.) 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.
Go the the Boards page for meeting information and agendas.PLUS:
- For information on the Cayuga Lake Watershed Intermunicipal Organization Request for Quotes for their organizational assessment, click HERE.
- Helming/Finch Letter to the Citizen Helpful support from our elected representatives for a new water plant
- 2020/2021 Adopted Budgets (as of April 15, 2020): General Fund ~ ~ Water Fund ~ ~ Sewer Fund
- Water Presentation 3/3/30 -AuroraWater.PublicInfoMtg.FINAL.3.3.20
- Hydrilla News
The Aurora Volunteer Fire Department would like all of the Aurora-Ledyard Fire District to know that we are still here and covering calls like normal.
Please follow CDC and government guidelines to keep yourself safe and healthy. Follow good hand-washing techniques, and social distancing. Stay home if possible! Check on the elderly and home bound - from a distance.
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. (CDC guide to symptoms here.)
Don’t hesitate to call 911 if you are experiencing a true emergency. Always report symptoms to dispatch so we can protect ourselves before our arrival.Video from Auburn Fire Department: Stop the Spread of Covid-19 ~ Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay home.
In 2020, the Aurora Farmers’ Market and the Village of Aurora provided a longer farmers’ market season. After the last Saturday market at the Boathouse on 9/26, the market moved to Tuesday, 4:00-5:00 pm, at the Patrick Tavern parking lot (corner of Main St. and Dublin Hill Rd, across from St. Patrick’s Church). The Mobile Market format, available through December, emphasized ordering ahead for pick-up. It’s ideal for people who want to avoid crowded stores. There’s easy parking and service right to your car if you wish. Check it out even if you forget to order; there's usually be extras available. Look for reopening in the Spring!