Message from Mayor
New City Attorney
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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News & Events
Intersection Road Repair
Repairs to the 3rd and Main Street intersection are planned for Monday, May 3rd. This work is anticipated to last 10-14 days. Repairs will be made to a manhole cover and also a dip in the pavement running parallel with the crosswalk on the east side of the intersection separating City Hall from the Third & Main Restaurant.
Please drive carefully and be mindful of work crews.
Hogan Creek Bridge Lane Closures
The US 50 bridge over Hogan Creek east of State Road 56 / 350 will have lane restrictions in place on Friday evening, April 30th at 7:00 PM. Lane restrictions are anticipated to last until Sunday, May 23rd. There will be one lane in each direction of US 50 at that time.
We Need Your Input
The City of Aurora Utilities is working to serve you! Our wastewater system is in need of major upgrades. In our efforts to make these upgrades and keep our services affordable and operational, we are requesting grant funds from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
These grants are competitive and require your input to be successful. Our project and chances of being funded will be better with your input, our customers!
Please take a moment to click the link below and answer a few survey questions.
Now Accepting Applications for Employment
The City of Aurora is accepting applications to fill three (3) entry level, temporary / seasonal positions, two (2) laborers and one (1) landscaping caretaker. Positions pay $10 - $12 per hour depending on qualifications. Temporary employees receive all legally mandated benefits (such as worker’s compensation and social security), but are ineligible for the entire City’s benefit program (such as health insurance). Hours are flexible, but are generally Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The day will include a half an hour, unpaid lunch.
Help Us Build Aurora’s New Pool!
The Aurora Diner is accepting direct donations from anyone that would like to contribute to building the new City Pool. Anyone who donates will have their name added to a drop of water and added to the front window display.
If you would like to donate directly using Paypal scan the QR Code to the left.
2021 Facade Improvement
Matching Grant Program
After another successful 2020 Façade Improvement Matching Grant (FIMG) program the City has announced 2021 awardees for the 2021 FIMG Program.
A mobile testing facility has been set up at the River Creek Village Shopping Center, 13950 Wilson Creek Rd., Aurora, IN 47001. Testing is free, but you MUST be an Indiana resident. Facility will maintain operation month to month depending on need.
You can register for testing by phone: 866-284-8788, or online by clicking link below. Will accept walk-ins.
Anyone over 18 years old is eligible to receive free COVID-19 vaccinations at the Lawrenceburg Event Center. Walk-ins are accepted or you can click the link below to find out where to register online.
Those who have been layed off due to coronavirus, or have otherwise had their employment/business be impacted due to the pandemic are encouraged to file for unemployment benefits. Below are some links to resources that will get you started.
Community Business Highlight
City of Aurora Congratulates
Second Time Around and Krypto’s Comix are housed in the James P. Coulter Building, built in 1860, at 311 Second Street Aurora. The building owned since 1994 by Nancy & Ben Turner opened business May 4, 2017 with antiques and collectibles accumulated over the years and acquired from family members. The day to day business is operated by youngest son Joey and daughter in law Tabatha.
Along with opening of the alley side windows and extensive roof replacement, Second Time Around was fortunate to receive a façade improvement grant for exterior painting as well as a sign grant in 2018 from the City of Aurora.
Krypto’s Comix featuring new and collectible comics and toys is planning a grand reopening in May 2020 with an expansion to the second floor of the building.
Open Wednesday afternoons, Thursday thru Sunday opening at 10:00am can be found on FaceBook @secondtimearound311
April - May 2021
City of Aurora
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.
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!”
The Mayor, Aurora City Council, Main Street Aurora, and Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce have welcomed the following new or re-opened businesses to Aurora with ribbon cuttings since December 2016.