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WHEREAS, Governor Cuomo has declared a Disaster Emergency in the State of New York and the County has declared a State of Emergency for Genesee County; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Elba is addressing the threat that COVID-19 poses to the health, safety, and welfare of its residents and visitors; and

WHEREAS, by virtue of the authority vested in the undersigned by the Laws of the State of New York, pursuant to Section 24 of the Executive Law, the undersigned issued a State of Emergency Declaration effective at 12:00am on March 20, 2020; and

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.1 to temporarily suspend the Open Meetings Law (Article 7 of the Public Officers Law) to allow any public body to meet and take action without permitting in-person access to the meetings and authorizing such meetings to be held remotely by conference all or similar service;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Donna Hynes, as Town Supervisor of the Town of Elba, in accordance with the State of Emergency Declaration previously declared by me, and by virtue of Executive Order 202.1, and pursuant to Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, issue the following additional emergency orders, effective immediately.  It is hereby

ORDERED that public attendance at Town Board meetings is hereby suspended, and that any proceedings of the Town Board shall be made available in accordance with Executive Order 202.1; and further

ORDERED that all meetings and public hearings currently scheduled before the Town Board are hereby cancelled, to be rescheduled at a date, time and location to be determined; and further

ORDERED that meetings of all advisory boards, the Planning Board, and the Zoning Board of Appeals, are hereby suspended until further notice; and further

ORDERED that all laws providing for deadlines for action of any board of the Town of Elba are hereby tolled during the pendency of the State of Emergency; and further

A copy of this Legal Notice with the orders set forth herein shall be posted on the Town of Elba website, posted at the Town Hall, and published in the official newspaper of the Town of Elba.

IN ADDITION, additional emergency orders may be issued in light of further developments in responding to this disaster, pursuant to Section 24 of the Executive Law.

Dated April 2, 2020



Elba is a charming community in Genesee County, New York in which friendliness, hard work, and community pride flourish.  We are a picturesque town of multi-generational families, churches, fine sports teams, family farms and outstanding local artists. 

Rich in history and agriculture, The Town of Elba is home to two of the nation’s top 100 farms as well as one of America’s most highly praised “community-supported agriculture” organic farms.  In addition, several family dairy farms are located within our town.  

Our 2500 acres of rich muckland soil yields a bounty of crops, most notably onions, earning Elba the title of “Onion Capital of the World.” 

Located six miles north of Batavia, Elba has its own K-12 school, which is a source of pride and community spirit.  

Elba is a friendly and close-knit place.  Life here proceeds at a more human pace than in the cities and suburbs; people know each other and look out for one another.  We welcome you, either as a visitor or a new neighbor! 

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