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Donnie Hastings, Jr.

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Aurora is a historic river town that is situated 35 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio, located in the Southeast corner of Indiana. Aurora was settled in the early 1800's and incorporated in 1845 and has strong historic connections to the Ohio River. Aurora is full of unique and historic buildings that preserve its older rivercity characteristics.

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2017 City of Aurora
Facade Improvement Program

The prosperity of downtown Aurora is vital to the commercial viability of Aurora as a whole. In 2016, the City of Aurora created the Downtown Strategic Revitalization Project to stimulate efforts to improve the street appearance of historic downtown Aurora's central business facades, and in doing so, provided a means to help stimulate the business environment of downtown Aurora. Central to downtown revitalization is the Facade Improvement Matching Grant Program for residential and commercial properties located within the core business district. Grants are limited to exterior preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation of real properties identified on the approved map attached by eligible sites.

Grant awards may not exceed a total of $5,000 during a 12-month period for actual construction costs. A minimum Facade Improvement project application is $25.00.

All grants awarded require a matching dollar-for-dollar expenditure by the owner or tenant.

First-round application deadline: January 20th, 2017.

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For more information call:
Guinevere Emery
Aurora City Manager

Community Business Highlight

City of Aurora Congratulates

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Consolidated Grain & Barge (CGB) was established in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1970, as a barge transportation company. Their primary business is grain origination, transportation, and logistics, but they also offering an array of services for U.S. agriculture, manufacturing industries, transportation industries, as well as the exportation of U.S. produced oilseeds and feed ingredients. Today, CGB has 100+ locations (90 Grain & 12 Inland Bulk Terminals) and 2,500 employees.

For more info contact:
Mark Caskey, Facility Manager
210 George St.
Aurora, IN 47001
Office: 812.926.0740 or Cell: 513.305.8022

*CGB is owned by ITOCHU Corporation

Aurora Police Department Hiring

Currently accepting applications for the position of police officer.

Applicants must be between the ages of 21 - 35 and able to pass a background check.

During the hiring process applicants will be required to subject themselves to various forms of background checks including a polygraph examination, credit check, drug screening, physical fitness testing, written aptitude testing, an interview process, psychological evaluation and other testing that may be deemed appropriate.

Applications can be picked up at the police department or downloaded online from Resumes will be accepted only if accompanied by an application. Deadline for all applications and resumes is noon Wednesday, December 30, 2016. Applications should be returned to the Aurora Clerk-Treasurers Office located at 235 Main Street Aurora, Indiana 47001.

Additional requirements:

  • Must be a resident citizen of the United States
  • Meet residency requirements consistent with Indiana statute
  • Must be 21 years old to apply
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Cannot have a felony conviction
  • Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military
  • Must pass a mandatory drug screening test
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity, by successfully completing pre-employment polygraph testing.

Dec. 2016 - Jan. 2017

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INDOT Community Crossings Grant

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced that 99 Southern Indiana cities, towns and counties would receive a combined $49 million to improve local roads and bridges through the State’s Community Crossings matching grant fund. On August 25th, Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr. personally received from INDOT officials an award of $71,794.75 as part of a total $143,598.50 in roadway improvement projects scheduled for late 2016/2017.

Street repaving projects include: Buena Vista Ave., Woodlawn Ave., Cochran St., Exporting Street (US 50 to 4th Street), Firehouse Alley, Springdale Road, Wilson Creek (US 50 to County Line), and Sycamore Estates (US 50 to Taco Bell entrance).

ARCC Open 24/7

All Aurora Recreational Community Center (ARCC) members now have 24/7 access to the first floor fitness area, locker rooms, showers, and gymnasium. Second floor fitness areas will be available during staffed hours.

Stop in at the front desk and request your 24/7 access card today!

For more information contact us at: 812-926-2311 or
Visit our Website.

City of Aurora
Wayfinding Businesses

Check out the new City of Aurora Wayfinding Map, a map of all businesses in the Aurora downtown area. This important aspect of downtown revitalization was proudly designed and funded by Main Street Aurora.

You may click the button below to view the enlarged map, or you can see it at its permanent location over on the Retail, Restaurants and Services Page. Now, in addition to addresses and phone numbers, you will be able to see exactly where in Aurora the business you are looking for is located.

Letter From The
City Manager

" I call them the “A Team” here in Aurora. Trust me, the title is well deserved. "

To find out why, read more from
City Manager, Guinevere Emery.

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Vistas of Aurora

Whether you come to Aurora, you are treated to a charming view of a river town which is historic, yet constantly changing. The appealing panoramas of the many spires and 19th century buildings are punctuated by countless small details, both attractive and creative, that have been capturing people’s attention for over a century and a half. We hope after watching this slideshow you’ll want to walk the streets in our Historic District, looking for these and other sights which say “Welcome,” and “Stay awhile!”

New Businesses

Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr. and the City of Aurora along with the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce have welcomed the following new businesses and re-opened businesses to Aurora with ribbon cuttings since September 2012.

  • Oddities ribbon cutting in Aurora, Indiana.

    Oddities, owner Blake Haag, 312 Third Street

  • Main Source Bank ribbon cutting in Aurora, IN.

    Main Source Bank, 104 Link's Way (off of US 50)

  • DJ's Bakery, 523 Green Blvd.(US 50)

  • Aurora Floral's All About Home, manager Sandy Jordan, 412 Second St.

  • Art Angels, owners Claudia and William Phelps, 109 Third St.

  • Parlour of Aurora, owners Susan and Terry Bourquein, 305 Sunnyside Ave.

  • EveryDay Hair Design, owner Dena Tibbits, 211 Exporting Street

  • Comb’s Pizza, owner Bubby Combs, 329 Second Street

  • 3rd & Main Restaurant, owner Ron Sweeney, Corner of Third & Main

  • Personally Yours, owner Kerrie Ohlmansiek, 308 Third Street and Body Kneads by Sherry, owner Sherry Roland, 308 Third Street

  • Aurora Farm & Garden, owner Adam Kennett, 228 Exporting Street

Aurora, Indiana...

"A place where memories come alive, as new ones are created."