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.

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Planter Boxes

The Village has ten public garden spaces that are available on a first come first serve basis, and they are going fast.
The planters are numbered one – ten, anyone who wishes to use one in the spring needs to call or go to Village office and sign up.
Only one per family or person. To reserve a box please call 639-1022.


Info If you would like to sponsor a bike this year call 639-1022

SCAM Beware of Text Message Scam Targeting RetireesNew York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli warned retirees not to be fooled if they received text messages or other communications that purport to come from the state's retirement fund and the Office of the State Comptroller, asking for a payment to "upgrade" the retirement fund. It's a scam. Report the message to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center at https://www.ic3.gov/ or by calling the Albany FBI Field Office at 518-465-7551 or 1-800-CALLFBI

COVID Chenango County COVID numbers:
Active Cases: 6
Active Quarantines: 26
Total Confirmed Cases: 3504*
Active Hospitalizations: 1
Total Recoveries: 3310
Total Tests Performed: 123,291*
Total Deaths: 77
updated: June 22, 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


Info Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well."—Jennifer M. Granholm
The Village is deeply saddened to share that this year's Memorial Day Parade is canceled. Like you, we are very upset about this, but unfortunately, at the time this decision was made a variety of concerns arose that prohibited us from moving forward with the planning of this year's parade. We are hopeful that you will celebrate the holiday weekend in your own way and honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Thank you and be safe.

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Village Board Meeting
Current Month: June 14, 2021
Next month: July 12, 2021

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


Planning Board Meeting
Current Month: June 07, 2021
Next month: July 05, 2021

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


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.


Event Help us paint a mural!
If you have old exterior paint you want to get rid of please bring it to the Halos building, the old Great American We are going to paint a mural on the side of the building. The mural will include Village history. We are also looking for anyone who might want to help paint. Please call 639-1022


I am truly overwhelmed with the generosity, hard work, and dedication this group has given to the Village of Afton. They have donated their time, tools and knowledge to build the playground at Liggette Park. This is a HUGE thank you to the Flesh and Blood motorcycle group. -Afton Strong

INFO New York State Foreclosure Prevention
New York State Foreclosure Prevention Outreach Request Corporation (LISC) are asking for your help to get the word out to all New York State homeowners struggling during and after COVID that no-cost foreclosure prevention assistance is available.
Since 2012, the New York State Office of the Attorney General (NYS OAG) has been running the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP), which funds a statewide homeowner hotline and contracts with 88 non-profit housing counseling and legal services programs to provide direct assistance to homeowners in every county of the state. Empire Justice and The Center are contracted by the NYS OAG to oversee the contracts and provide technical assistance and training to grantees. The Center also runs the statewide Homeowner Hub where homeowners' needs are assessed quickly and then immediately transferred to the appropriate agency serving their area. LISC works with many municipalities across the state to prevent vacant homes by connecting at-risk homeowners to HOPP providers.
In order to reach as many homeowners as possible, we are asking elected officials, municipalities and The New York State Office of the Attorney General's Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP) Housing Counseling and Legal Services Providers by Region (2021)
Southern Tier

  • ACCORD Corporation
  • Arbor Housing and Development (Steuben Church People Against Poverty)
  • Catholic Charities of Chemung and Schuyler
  • CCCS of Rochester
  • Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.
  • Empire Justice Center
  • Keuka Housing Council
  • Legal Aid Society of Rochester
  • Legal Assistance of Western NY
  • The Housing Council at Pathstone
  • Volunteer Legal Services Project

COVID RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WHEN YOU ARE SICK AT HOME
If you become sick with Influenza (flu), Coronavirus or other respiratory illness, it is important to know what to do to care for yourself at home. It is also important to know when the situation has become more serious, requiring you to seek medical attention. Many people with respiratory illnesses can manage their own symptoms and recover at home.
Here are a few important things you can do if you are sick:
Stay Home.
Do not go to work sick prevent spreading illness to others. If you have a fever stay home. You should monitor your temperature and stay home at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever reducing medications, or after your symptoms have improved (4-5 days after flu symptoms have started).
Talk to your doctor about recommendations for getting a COVID-19 test.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for a least 20 seconds or clean you hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wash your masks daily and cover coughs and sneezes.
Clean household surfaces routinely.
Do not share personal items.
Stay away from others best you can.
Get lots of rest. Getting plenty of sleep will help your body recover faster.
Hydrate. Push the fluids best you can so you do not become dehydrated. 

Seek medical attention if you have any of the following emergency warning signs or symptoms: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in your chest, confusion or inability to arouse from sleep, bluish lips or face. Call 911 if you have trouble breathing. If you are feeling shortness of breath while at rest, it is a sign that you need help.
For more information and guidance please visit:
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
www.coronavirus.health.ny.gov
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

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.