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Welcome to the Village of South Corning website.

The Village of South Corning is located in Steuben County, New York, and is within the Town of Corning. The Village is south of the City of Corning, with the Chemung River to the east.

General Information

Village Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, at 6:30pm, at the Village Hall located at 7 Clark St., Corning. Note:  A Monday falling on an observed holiday will result in the meeting being held the following Monday. Please see Upcoming Events, to the right, for dates and times.

Zoning Board Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month, as needed. Meetings are held at 4:30pm at the Village Hall, located at 7 Clark St., Corning. For additional information, please click on the Zoning Board of Appeals tab.

 

10/15/2020 – Now Hiring – Code Enforcement Officer

The Village of South Corning is seeking to fill the part-time position for a Certified Code Enforcement Officer. Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to: Mayor James A. Thomas Sr. and mail to the Village of South Corning, 7 Clark St., Corning NY 14830, by no later than November 30th, 2020.

 

Zoning Board of Appeals Workshop – Wednesday, November 18, 2020 @ 6:00pm

The Village Zoning Board of Appeals will be holding a workshop to continue review of the current Village Zoning Law, with updates/modifications to be proposed at a later date. All residents are welcome to attend. The workshop will be held at the Village Hall, at 7 Clark St., Corning at 6:00pm.

 

 

Water & Sewer Bills Due November 4, 2020Water and Sewer payments may be left in the drop box or mailed in. We check the box several times per day. (The drop box is located on the front side of the building, facing Clark St.) We accept cash, check or money order. If you need to pay with cash, you may call the Clerk’s Office to schedule an appointment to do so. To avoid late fees, payments must be either postmarked by November 4th, 2020, or must be left in the drop box before 8:00am on November 5, 2020. Please call 607 936-3642, if you have questions about your bill or payment. Thank you.

October 1, 2020 – Have you received your Water/Sewer bill? The Village mailed out water/sewer bills on September 30th. If you have not got your bill by October 6th, PLEASE call the Village at (607) 936-3642 and let us know. If we are not in, please leave a message. We will send you another. Note: to avoid the late fee, payments are due by November 4th, 2020. Thank you.

 

 

March 17, 2020 – Effective March 18, 2020 the Village Hall will be closing the offices to the public, but we will be conducting business by phone, email and taking any payments in our drop box (located outside the front door that faces Clark St.) or through the US Postal Service. Services will be limited. If you call or email us, we will respond as soon as possible. Please check back for updates. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

February 25, 2020

Dear Water Customer,

As you may know, the Village of South Corning is about to launch its water system upgrade project. The project consists of the following primary components:

  • Replacement of the existing storage tank with a new 650,000-gallon tank at a slightly higher elevation (for improved flow and pressure). This component will include site improvements, fencing, site access, and a new transmission line to the tank.
  • Upgrades to the water supply including automating the connection with the City of Corning for more efficient use of the allotment of water.
  • Installation of a green sand filtration system to remove iron and manganese from the Village well prior to distribution. The filtration system will include a filter house, pressure filter cartridges, automated valves and controls, and means to discharge backwash to the sanitary sewer system.
  • Replacement of approximately 23,000 feet of old water line throughout the Village. The project will also include replacing approximately 12 hydrants, 5 gate valves, 356 service stubs. 

The proposed project will address the most pressing needs of the public water system and thus will provide the reliable and resilient infrastructure required to support the community for years to come.

The Village was able to maximize the available grant money to make the project as affordable to the end users as possible.

How will this affect my bill?

On the direction of the financial advisor, a quarterly increase of $22.50/EDU will be effective April 1, 2020, and will appear on your July 1, 2020 bill. An additional $25.50/EDU increase will go into effect on October 1, 2020 and appear on your January 1, 2021 bill. The overall increase will be $16.00/EDU, per month, or $48.00/EDU, per quarter. The increase will appear on the PRJ (Water Project) line on your water bill. The current flat rate is $25.65/EDU, per quarter. After noted increases, the total rate will be $73.65/EDU, per quarter. This rate is collected to cover the loan/debt on the system upgrades. EDU=Equivalent Dwelling Unit.

Construction will begin this construction season, after the bidding process has been completed. If there are any questions, please contact me, Mayor James A. Thomas Sr. at (607) 936-3642.

Sincerely,

James A. Thomas Sr., Mayor

December 31, 2019
Water Project Rate Increase – Please be aware the Water Project rates will be increasing effective April 1, 2020. The increase will be an additional $22.50 per quarter. This increase is due to the water system improvement project, as referenced below. Please note, there will be another increase to the water project rate within the next year. Please contact the Village with questions. Thank you.

April 23, 2019 – Water Project Update

Dear Water Customer,
The Village of South Corning is currently in the early phases of planning and design for a large water system improvement project.
The proposed project consists of the following primary components:
Replacement of the existing storage tank with a new 650,000-gallon tank at a slightly higher elevation (for improved flow and pressure). This component will include site improvements, fencing, site access, and a new transmission line to the tank.
Upgrades to the water supply including automating the connection with the City of Corning for more efficient use and/or developing a new water supply well.
Installation of a green sand filtration system to remove iron and manganese from the Village well prior to distribution. The filtration system will include a filter house, pressure filter cartridges, automated valves and controls, and means to discharge backwash to the sanitary sewer system.
Replacement of approximately 23,000 feet of old watermain throughout the Village. The project will also include replacing approximately 12 hydrants, 5 gate valves, 356 service stubs. 
The proposed project will address the most pressing needs of the public water system and thus will provide the reliable and resilient infrastructure required to support the community for years to come.
The Village was able to maximize the available grant money to make the project as affordable to the end users as possible. Expected increases in the water rates as a result of these improvements is in the range of $10-15/month/EDU (Equivalent Dwelling Unit)

Construction is not anticipated to begin until the 2020 construction season. If there are any questions, please contact me, Mayor James A. Thomas at (607) 936-3642.

Sincerely,
James A. Thomas Sr., Mayor

Seasonal Parking Reminder

There is a Local Law prohibiting parking on Village Streets from November 1st thru March 1st. This is to insure that the Village Highway Department can keep streets clear of snow and ice. Although the Village is not responsible for any damage that might occur to any vehicle that is in violation of the ordinance, we make every effort to avoid damage to all property.

Enforcement of this law is as follows:
First Violation – Notice of Violation left on vehicle
Second Violation – Police notified and ticket issued
Third Violation – Vehicle may be towed at owner’s expense
We are sure you will help in this matter.

Hall Rental Available! – Rentals Temporarily Suspended
Looking for a location to host your next event? The Village of South Corning offers the hall for rent. The space can accommodate up to 80 people, and the kitchen is also available. For details, please contact the Village Clerk at (607) 936-3642. Sorry, for profit events/activities are not permitted.

Water/Sewer Billing – October Water and Sewers Bills – The October water and sewer bills have been mailed. Due to the virus the due date has been extended. Payments are due without penalty by November 4th. Unable to make it to the Clerk’s Office during regular business hours? You may leave payments in the drop box, located next to the front door, facing Clark St. We do not recommend cash payments be left in the drop box. Payments must be received on or before the due date, or postmarked on or before the due date. 

Quarterly Water/Sewer Billing Schedule: July 1, October 1, January 1 & April 1