Village of Afton, New York

Welcome to the Village of Afton!

Welcome to the Village of Afton web page, from now on all the information you found on the shared page with the Town of Afton concerning the Village will be here. You will not have to check both pages. News of upcoming events, Board meetings anything Village related can be found here. 

If you have information you would like to add to the page -an upcoming event or community meeting you can call the Village office and it will be added to the page. If you have questions call 639 -1022.

Info Dear Business Owner / Owners / Residents,
The purpose of this letter is to invite you to join us on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the Jack D. Bolster Community Center, 105 Main Street at 1:00 pm. The Village of Afton is in the process of looking at ways to revitalize its Main Street District. Our first meeting will be to focus on the considerations to move the village forward. At this time, the scope of the project will include the Business District and the parking area behind the storefronts. We are hoping to create a committee of Village and Town resident stakeholders, interested people to discuss the targeted areas. The Village of Afton would greatly appreciate the feedback, input and concerns from our community members.
We do hope you will join us.
If you have any questions, please call 607 639 1022.
Thank You,
Janice Nickerson, Mayor
COVID Chenango County COVID numbers:
Active Cases: 58
Active Quarantines: 399
Total Confirmed Cases: 578*
Active Hospitalizations: 5
Total Recoveries: 495
Total Tests Performed: 43,228*
Total Deaths: 10
updated: November 24, 2020
Isaiah Sutton; Director Chenango County Environmental Health and Code Enforcement
Chenango County Public Health 5 Court Street Norwich NY 13815 tel: 607-316-0604

Info Thanksgiving remains a holiday focused on food, family and gratitude. This year, in the midst of a pandemic it is also a holiday of hope. Though it is difficult to be apart from loved ones at this time, we can get creative—gather online for a meal or a game of virtual monopoly and share why you are grateful for each other. Sending you my warm wishes from home to home and from heart to heart to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! May this day be a beautiful reminder of the wonderful things in life.
Stay safe and healthy
Janice Nickerson, Mayor
Village Board Meeting
Current Month: November 09, 2020
Next month: December 14, 2020

The Village Board meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Susquehanna Room

Planning Board Meeting
Current Month: November 02, 2020
Next month: December 07, 2020

The Planning Board meets every 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Susquehanna Room

Info The last day of DPW leaf pickup will be November 20, 2020.

Event Afton Veterans of Foreign Wars
Afton's VFW holds the best breakfast on the first and third Saturday of each month. Everything is prepared and served within COVID safety standards; take the family for a delicious, affordable and enjoyable breakfast.
Info The Village is still asking residents to return the surveys that went out over the summer. We will be sending volunteers out, going door to door asking folks to complete the surveys. The reason the Village sent out income surveys is to show granters our median income may be lower than what the county says. If the Village can show proof of this ,we will be eligible for more grants. Grants are needed to help fund the cost of replacing the water tower. Your help is greatly needed to complete the survey.
Info The Village is working with Lamont engineering to replace the now existing water tower.
This is a project the Village has been saving and working towards for several years. The time has come when we cannot wait any longer. The Department of Health did an inspection of the tower finding many things that need to be repaired. After receiving a letter from the Department of Health stating the Village had until the end of 2020 to start repairs, The Village chose to work with Lamont Engineering. Lamont has agreed to both design and bidding services for the replacement of the existing water storage tank with a new concrete water storage tank at the same site. They have estimated the cost for design and bidding to be $90,000.00 and feel we should budget $100,000.00 - $110,000.00 for the construction phase services. They feel, based on recent projects they have completed the Village should maintain the total estimated project cost of $1,200,000.00 for a new tank.

At this time, the Village has saved $490,469.45 toward the cost of the tank. There are grants available to the Village to help with the cost. Grants are based on the income of a community, when we apply; we rely on the median income the county has set for the village. This median income puts Afton in an in between area for grants. This is the reason the Village sent out income surveys to show granters our median income may be lower than what the county says. No one in the Village will ever see your survey. Your help is greatly needed to complete the survey.
If you have any questions about the survey please call the Village office. We will do our best to answer your questions.