8014 Pleasant Valley Rd. Bath NY 14810 mail: P.O. Box 186 Hammondsport NY 14840 ph. 607-569-3743

Town of Urbana

Steuben County, New York est. 1822

News & Announcements

​From the Desk of the Supervisor

From the Desk of the Supervisor

Summer is a very busy time for the Town of Urbana. It takes a lot of people and work to keep our beaches and Summer Program running. I would like to thank the many volunteers and paid staff and apologize if I miss anyone. We are very grateful for you all!

Kalyn Veley and Dillan Conley co-directed the lifeguard program this year. They have many responsibilities which include, but are not limited to, hiring the lifeguards, dealing with any issues that arise, scheduling, in-service training, and many other things that need to happen to make the beaches function safely. 

Barb Fries is always an important person when it comes to swimming instruction and available for consulting. Barb and Kalyn also train and certify the lifeguards before the season begins.

Thank you to all the amazing lifeguards for keeping us safe in the water and to all the Water Safety Instructors for teaching the kids how to swim. You have a very important job and we appreciate all the training you do in order to become a lifeguard. Ashleigh Meade and Lily Martello volunteered to help with lessons this year. 

We had a successful Summer Recreation program this year. Thank you to Ann Stone for directing the Summer Rec Program. There is a lot of organization and planning that goes into being the director. The summer rec staff was great- they organized games for kids, help with crafts, and kept the kids safe.

Thank you to the Hammondsport School for letting us use the school for Summer Rec. The kids were so happy to be back at the school. They were able to use the playground, gymnasium and a classroom for crafts. Thank you also to the lunch staff for providing the lunches. We also appreciate the bus drivers for safely transporting the kids to and from the program.

At the end of Summer Rec, there is a water tubing day that the kids love. Thank you to Keuka Watersports and Lance Locey for donating the boat and his time and expertise. Mary Starkweather was the EMT for the program and for tubing day. Lisa Cole, Ashleigh Allen, and Joy Pierce donated lifejackets.

Even before the swimming season starts, it takes a lot of work to get the beaches open. Thank you to the lifeguards who put in the swim boundary ropes. Putting in the ropes is not easy. Thank you to Steve Veley II, Doug Veley and Steve Veley I, who used the Boathouse at Keuka Marina Boat for ropes and anchors, and to the fire department who sent divers down for the anchor.

Thank you to all the people who donated to our Summer Rec program! Every donation helps keeps the program running.

We look forward to next year's Summer Rec program.  The beaches will remain open until after Labor Day.  Thank you again to all of our volunteers and paid staff.


Edward P. Stull, Supervisor
Town of Urbana

Phase II of Curtiss Park

Dan Shearer, President/CEO of Saratoga Associates presented the results of what features people would like to see at Curtiss Park. Click on the Curtiss Park Update to see the presentation.

Curtiss Park Update (PDF; 5241KB)

Zoning Board of Appeals

August 30 Meeting

Hammondsport Fire Commissioners Meeting Dates

"The Hammondsport Fire Commissioners meet the 2nd Monday of the month at 6 pm at the Hammondsport Fire Hall,  except for the month of October when they meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month primarily for the next year's budget review with the public. Meetings are held assuming a quorum of Commissioners are available."

Boat Launch Future Events

The Town of Urbana reserves the right to close the Boat Launch Site whenever deemed necessary. Additionally, this area shall be closed for the following events:

Wine Country Antique Boat Show: 7/16 - 7/17/2022

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum "Fly In": 9/16 - 9/18/2022

*Please keep in mind that replacements of any lost or damaged keycards will cost $10

Resident Boat Passes

Town of Urbana Residents Only: If your Boat Launch key was active last year, it will remain active until Friday, June 3rd. The cost to renew is still $30. Passes must be renewed yearly. You can drop off your check, made out to Town Clerk, in the drop box out in front of the Town Hall, or you can mail it to P.O. Box 186, Hammondsport, NY 14840. Please also include your contact information with your payment.

Please email clerk@townofurbana.com or deputyclerk@townofurbana.com for questions.

Contracts can be mailed to: P.O. Box 186; Hammondsport, NY 14840