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

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)

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)

COVID COVID – 19 Trend Update
The Chenango County Weekly Wastewater Surveillance Data Report showed an increase in SARS-CoV-2 levels over the past two weeks. The current SARS-CoV-2 detection level has changed our risk level to Substantial or HIGH. The Last sample was Aug 31, 2022. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 trend carefully. (See this PDF for full details)

Village Board Meeting
Current Month: October 10, 2022
Next month: November 14, 2022

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

Planning Board Meeting
Current Month: October 03, 2022
Next month: November 07, 2022

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

NOTICE Due to the temporary loss of the water storage capacity, the DPW is requesting that village residents conserve their water usage. At this time water restrictions are in place for the village of Afton. There is to be no unnecessary water usage to include, filling of pools, watering of lawns, gardens,and plants. No washing of vehicles or homes and driveways. If you have any questions, please call the DPW at 607-639-1905
Thank you for your cooperation
The Village of Afton

NOTICE The Village of Afton DPW Water Department will be flushing hydrants after 9 am, October 3rd- 7th, 2022. The water may be roily at times, but will be safe to use. Any Questions please contact Bailey DeBetta @ 607-343-4642.

HEALTH Monkeypox Outbreak Declared Global Emergency
On July 23, 2022, The World Health Organization declared the international monkeypox outbreak a global emergency. WHO officials said the global risk of monkeypox is moderate, but that it is high in certain parts of Europe, where most of the infections have been recorded. New York State Department of Health continues to monitor the current monkeypox outbreak.

The Chenango County Department of Public Health is prepared to handle the situation should a case of monkeypox occur locally, including access to the vaccine. Anyone who has had close physical contact with someone who has symptoms of monkeypox or has traveled to a country with confirmed cases of monkeypox or where monkeypox is endemic, is at risk for infection. We would like to remind people not to report to work if they are exhibiting signs or symptoms of monkeypox and to call your health care provider.
The signs and symptoms of monkeypox can vary, but include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches and backache
  • Exhaustion
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Vesicular/pustular rash that appears on the face, inside the mouth, and on other body parts, like the hands, feet, chest, or genitals.

Person-to-person transmission of monkeypox occurs through:

  • Direct contact with the infectious rash, scabs, or body fluids
  • Respiratory secretions during prolonged, face-to-face contact, or during intimate physical contact, such as kissing, cuddling, or sex
  • Touching items (such as clothing or linens) that previously touched the infectious rash or body fluids
  • Pregnant people can spread the virus to their fetus through the placenta
  • Contact with infected animals, either by being scratched or bitten by the animal or by preparing or eating meat or using products from an infected animal.

For more information please visit:
Persons with questions or requiring additional information may contact the Chenango County Health Department at (607) 337-1660.

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 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
For more information or to register please visit our website page at

We have posted home test reporting information as well as Quarantine and Isolation self-attestation forms to our website. Please visit: 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 or visit our Facebook page at

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:
You may email 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.