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 DN tanks has started work to replace one of the village water storage tanks. The project has a completion date of October of this year. Due to the temporary loss of water storage capacity, the DPW is asking villagers to be aware of water usage. Please limit unnecessary water usage during this time. If you have any questions, please call the village DPW at 607-639-1903 Thank you for your cooperation

COVID The County has provided the Village with 400 - 3M 9501 + face masks. If you are in need of masks please stop by the Village office.

COVID In Afton, Tricounty Nurse Practitioner services, located in the Afton Town building. Call 607-208-4284

The Chenango County Health Department is Hostng a Free COVID BOOSTER Clinic
Weiler Park – 33 Borden Ave ‐ Norwich
Monday, June 27th, 2022 From 1pm to 3pm
No Appointments Needed
See the flyer for more information (PDF)

COVID Chenango County COVID numbers:

Active Cases: 252
-includes 83 vaccinated cases (33%)
Active Quarantines: 252
Total Confirmed Cases: 7956*
Active Hospitalizations: 2
-includes 0 vaccinated individual (0%)
Total Tests Performed: 187,726*
Total Deaths: 100
updated: January 20, 2022
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


This afternoon NYSEG and RG&E made rate filings with the Public Service Commission to increase rates for their electric and natural gas businesses. Below is the press release and letter associated with the rate filings as well as a fact sheet which provide further details.
(Press Release | Filing | Fact Sheet)

NYSEG AND RG&E ANNOUNCE ELECTRIC AND GAS BILL RELIEF FOR INCOME-ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) today announced their participation in a statewide program to help low income customers facing unprecedented amounts of unpaid balances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More details here (PDF)

Info
Village Board Meeting
Current Month: July 11, 2022
Next month: August 08, 2022

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


Planning Board Meeting
Current Month: July 04, 2022
Next month: August 01, 2022

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


Due to the July 4th Holiday the Afton Village Planning Board will be holding their regular scheduled nneeting on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the Jack D. Bolster Comnnunity Center located at 105 Main Street, Afton, NY.

COVID Chenango County Department of Health Immunization Clinic Schedule
Beginning March 1st 2022 we are offering our weekly vaccine clinics. Vaccines are available for uninsured or underinsured infants, children, adolescents and adults. Call 607-337-1660 to schedule an appointments
See this PDF for details


Info FROM THE CHENANGO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
A reminder, that the National Infant Immunization Week is April 24 through April 30, 2022
(See this PDF for details)

Info CHENANGO COUNTY RABIES CLINIC
Scheduled for: May 14th, 2022 at The McDonough Town Garage (See this PDF for details)

INFO FEMA announces the new top opportunities procured for disasters. Small businesses are encouraged to see where they may make the biggest impact.

  • Construction
  • Debris Removal
  • Durable Medical Equipment Kits
  • Consumable Medical Equipment Kits
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Tarps/ Blankets
  • Comfort / Hygiene Kits
  • Water/ Meals
  • Forklift Rentals
  • Generators
  • Cargo Vans
  • Cots
  • Security Guard Services
  • Tree Removal/ Temporary Labor
  • Infant/ Toddler Products

What are FEMA's missions and goals?
FEMA's mission is to help people before, during, and after disasters. This is the top focus of everybody working for or with FEMA in the field. Once there is a presidential declaration of a major disaster or emergency, FEMA coordinates and collaborates with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies to get assistance to survivors.
All a business needs to work with FEMA is a SAM registration.

What are the sites that should be monitored?
USFCR recommends using our new technology known as APP (Advanced Procurement Portal) which finds and allows you to bid on federal contracts. You can also use sam.gov once you're properly registered.
Call Now at (877) 252-2700

COVIDCOVID Vaccine Update 2/22/2022
Total doses of COVID vaccine given by our department to date have surpassed the 10,000 milestone: 10,011** Total

Totals (4228 1st doses, 3455 2nd doses, 19 3rd doses, 1779 boosters, 285 age 5-11 and 245 age 5-11 2nd doses)

Upcoming Clinics:
*Friday March 4, 2022 Pfizer 1st dose Clinic for 5 years and Older from 3 – 5 pm
*Friday March 4, 2022 Pfizer Vaccine Only Booster Clinic for 12 Years and Older from 3 – 5 pm
64.8 % of the total County population has had at least one dose of vaccine.
75.1 % of the 18 plus County population has had one dose of vaccine.
(30,791 people with one dose and 28,858 with a completed dose series)
47,536 total County population
Source: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-tracker
For more information or to register please visit our website page at https://www.co.chenango.ny.us/public-health/nursing/covid19.php#tab-3

We have posted home test reporting information as well as Quarantine and Isolation self-attestation forms to our website. Please visit: https://www.co.chenango.ny.us/public-health/nursing/covid19-at-home-testing.php Please follow the directions on the page.

If you would like to know more or do not have a computer or email, you may call us for help at 337-1660. Please call your medical provider if you have health questions. You may also call us if you are homeless or homebound. We can help.

If you have questions about a clinic or need more information you may email us at COVID19@co.chenango.ny.us or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ChenangoLHD.

COVID Reminder Regarding POSITIVE COVID-19 Reporting:
Date: 5/10/22
Currently, The Chenango County Health Department is no longer formally registering at-home test results. As of April 29th, 2022, we are no longer contacting individuals who test positive through the laboratory. There is no need to report positive test results to our office. The health department continues to monitor community spread and will investigate COVID-19 outbreaks as needed. We ask anyone who has tested positive to do the following in accordance with posted guidelines:

  • Begin self-isolation for at least 5 days and until recovered. Wear a mask for the next 5 days when around others.
  • Notify close contacts (Unmasked people who were within 6 ft for an extended period). They should begin monitoring symptoms and quarantine as recommended.
  • Utilize self-directed Isolation and Quarantine documents for work and school. The State Health Department has documents online that you may utilize, or we have our own local version of the same documents for your use if you prefer. Paper copies of our isolation and quarantine documents are located at the County Office Building lobby (DMV Side) at 5 Court Street in Norwich NY.
  • If you are a Healthcare Provider, please direct your patients to our website. Individuals that test positive for COVID-19 do not need to contact our office.
  • Updated guidance, Isolation and Quarantine information, and other specific details can be found on the State website below.
Additional information can be found at:
https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/new-york-state-contact-tracing
https://www.co.chenango.ny.us/public-health/nursing/covid19-at-home-testing.php
You may email covid19@co.chenango.ny.us if you have further questions.
Thank you
Persons with questions or requiring additional information may contact the Chenango County Health Department at (607) 337-1660.

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.