Town of Urbana
Steuben County, New York est. 1822
News & Announcements
KEUKA LAKE WATER QUALITY
KEUKA LAKE WATER QUALITY
There have been beach closures on Keuka Lake this summer due to harmful algal blooms. These harmful algal blooms have the potential to contain a cyanobacteria (commonly referred to as blue-green algae) known as Microcystis. The cyanobacteria may produce microcystin, a liver toxin. The ability to produce toxins results in calling these a harmful algal bloom.
At the request of the Geneva District Office of the New York State Department of Health, the Penn Yan Village Water treatment plant has been monitoring for the presence of microcystin in raw and finish water at the plant. The raw water samples show levels of the toxin from 0.4 ug/l (parts per billion) to 2.19 ug/l (ppb). No microcystin toxin has been detected in Penn Yan Village’s finished (treated) water.
In order to protect public health, for both the Village and the surrounding communities that purchase Village water, Penn Yan Village water treatment plant operators have taken steps to optimize treatment at the plant. These actions include increasing the level of disinfectant (chlorine residual), reducing plant production to allow more time in contact with the granular activated carbon which removes contaminants and adjusting flow out of the Lake as authorized by the Keuka Lake Outlet Compact (KLOC) to move water past the water plant intake. All these actions have led to a reduction of microcystin levels at the raw water intake.
The Village of Penn Yan Water Plant is working closely with the New York State Department of Health and other agencies to address the situation and insure no contaminants enter the finish water produced by the treatment plant.
Request for Bids for 1 Ton Dump Truck with Plow
The Town of Urbana is soliciting bids for one new and unused 2020 1 ton dump truck with snow plow. Click on the pdf for complete information.
RFP for Dump Truck (PDF; 202KB)
DMP's Available November 1
The Clerks office will be open from 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1.
November 1st starts the First Come, First Served (FCFS) Deer Management Permit (DMP) process.
-Hunters may apply for and receive up to two additional DMPs in these WMUs.
-Applicants with licenses that are exempt from paying a DMP application fee or hunters who have previously applied for DMPs this license year will not be charged any additional fees during the extended application period. Otherwise, there is a non-refundable $10 application fee for leftover DMPs.
-Leftover DMPs are issued on a first-come / first-serve basis. DEC will continue to issue permits in these WMUs until sufficient numbers of DMPs are issued to achieve optimum management in each unit. When a unit is opened, it will remain open at least until close of business that day. At the end of the business day, any units that have reached the desired number of permits will be closed.
-Applications for leftover DMPs will not affect any preference points held by the applicant.
-DMPs are only valid for antlerless deer in the WMU for which they are issued.
Wildlife Management Units (WMU’s) that will be available: 1C (bowhunting-only), 3M, 3R, 3S (bowhunting-only), 4J (bowhunting-only), 6P, 7F, 7H, 7J, 7R, 8A, 8C (bowhunting-only), 8F, 8G, 8H, 8J, 8N, 8R 9A, 9F, and 9G.