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.

COVID COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 5-11
The Chenango County Health Department is offering a Pfizer Vaccine clinic for age 5 and up on November 18th from 3 – 5 pm in Norwich at the Old Label Shopper store location in the South Plaza. Please see this PDF for full details

COVID In Afton, Tricounty Nurse Practitioner services, located in the Afton Town building, you can get your vaccine or Pfizer booster shot anytime you wish. Just come in or call to make an appointment. We offer after hours and weekend times as well as making a house call for vaccines. Call 607-208-4284

COVID Chenango County COVID numbers:

Active Cases: 168
-includes 60 vaccinated cases (36%)
Active Quarantines: 432
Total Confirmed Cases: 5508*
Active Hospitalizations: 10
-includes 0 vaccinated individual (0%)
Total Recoveries: 5285
Total Tests Performed: 164,523*
Total Deaths: 91
updated: November 30, 2021
Source:
Isaiah Sutton; Director Chenango County Environmental Health and Code Enforcement
Chenango County Public Health 5 Court Street Norwich NY 13815 tel: 607-316-0604
Reminder from the Nursing Division: We are still working hard on case investigations and contact tracing every day. Please keep in mind that honesty during the interview process is very important to ending this pandemic. Including household members is a vital part of the process. The information is only as good as what we are given during the patient interview. Thank you.

The registration links for our first youth clinics are now live on our website.
Please visit the link below to register. https://www.co.chenango.ny.us/public-health/nursing/covid19.php

Due to our recent increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases, we will resume the daily updates M-F.


COVID Vaccine update (see PDF)

Info
Village Board Meeting
Current Month: December 13, 2021
Next month: January 10, 2022

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


Planning Board Meeting
Current Month: December 06, 2021
Next month: January 03, 2022

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


Thanksgiving is a reminder to pause and give thanks for the many beautiful things we have in our lives, the warmth of our family and friends. I hope your day is full of food, laughter and quality time with those that you hold dearest.Most of all Gobble till you Wobble - Enjoy the day!
From home to home and heart to heart, warmest wishes this Thanksgiving holiday
Mayor Nickerson


Light up the Village
Are your Clark Griswold or more of a "White Christmas" maybe Santa Claus is coming to town...?
No matter your style, put your best and brightest to the test!! Let's tuck away the last year with Coronavirus and go all Clark Griswold in the Village!
Win the Clark Griswold AWARD to DISPLAY IN YOUR YARD!
Houses must be decorated by December 17th to be considered.
Sponsored by the Afton Area Chamber of Commerce

COVID WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE
Chenango County is currently experiencing its highest surge in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started almost two years ago. It is critical that everyone continue to try to curb the spread of COVID-19. We know that social distancing, wearing masks and getting vaccinated works. Please continue to take the proper precautions to protect yourselves and those most at risk and get vaccinated.
We are doing our best to keep up with the large number of new COVID-19 cases. Please be patient with this process. We may not be able to return phone calls in a prompt manner during this time or immediately perform contact tracing. If you are positive, please begin to isolate at home, wear a mask, sanitize surfaces, and practice good handwashing. Please cooperate with the contact tracer when they call you and complete the interview honestly and accurately.
We understand that people are frustrated, and some are angry. We are all in the same boat and the battle is ongoing. Please have patience. Your choices now and throughout this holiday season will make the difference between life and death for some members of our community.
Thank you
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.