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 on a modified date. 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.

Zoning Board of Appeals Workshops – To be held the following dates @ 6:00pm. 

July 6th & 20th, August 3rd & 17th, September 7th & 21st

The Village Zoning Board of Appeals will be holding workshops to continue review of the current Village Zoning Law, with updates/modifications to be proposed at a later date. The workshops will be held at the Village Hall, at 7 Clark St., Corning. All are invited to attend.

Water & Sewer Bills for July soon to be mailed Water and Sewer payments may be left in the drop box, mailed in, or paid in person.  (The drop box is located on the front side of the building, facing Clark St.) We accept cash, check or money order.  To avoid late fees, payments must be either postmarked by July 20th, 2022, or must be left in the drop box BEFORE 8:00am on July 21, 2022. Please call 607 936-3642, if you have questions about your bill or payment. Thank you.

July 4, 2022 – Have you received your Water/Sewer bill? The Village will be mailing out water/sewer bills on June 30th. If you have not got your bill by July 5th, 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 July 20th, 2022. Thank you.

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 (delayed until January 1, 2021) and appear on your January 1, 2021 (delayed until April 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.


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 – April Water and Sewers Bills – The April water and sewer bills have been mailed. Payments are due without penalty by April 20th. 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