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Welcome to the Town of Yates, New York

The Town of Yates was formed on April 17, 1822. It is located in the northwest corner of Orleans County on Lake Ontario. The Town Of Yates is 7-3/4 miles across from east to west and 5 miles across from north to south.

Town Supervisor: James Simon
Contact the Town Supervisor and Town Board

Read the new Town of Yates Town Supervisor "Simonsays" Newsletter
February 2019

The Town Supervisor is available from 4:30 - 6:00pm every Friday except the second Friday of the month (town workshop and town board meeting week) or by appointment.


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Lake shore residents may obtain pre-filled sandbags from the Town of Yates Highway Department at 11374 E. Yates Center Rd, Lyndonville, NY 14098, (585)765-9735.

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The Western Orleans Comprehensive Plan provides a framework for future development in our communities over the next two decades. The Comprehensive Plan also acts as the foundation for all subsequent land use and zoning actions, which must be in accordance with the document.

In light of Apex Clean Energy's announcement on April 11,2019, that they will not submit an Article 10 application for Lighthouse Wind in 2019, the Yates Town Supervisor is calling upon Apex to completely remove their project from the Article 10 proceedings.

From January 2019 through March 2019, STARR II will be conducting detailed field reconnaissance of the riverine areas of the county
STARR II - The Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction (STARR II) personnel are providing technical support for engineering analysis and floodplain mapping throughout Orleans County, New York.

2018 Town of Yates Corrective Action Plan
Corrective action for each recommendation included in the October 2018 NYS OSC Audit Report of Examination for the Town of Yates, NY.

Important Information About Lead In Your Drinking Water
Lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters your body from drinking water or other sources. Please read this notice closely to see what you can do to reduce lead in your drinking water.

FMC Access and Sampling Procedures
Tributary One and Flood Plain North of Pearson/Stone Roads (OU7) and Jeddo Creek and Johnson Creek (OU8)

Community Development Block Grant Program: 2017 Lake Ontario Flood Relief

Proposed Amendments to Town of Yates Wind Energy Conversion Systems Local Law (pdf)

Town of Somerset Sample Industrial Wind Turbine Residential Setback Laws (pdf)

Orleans County Lake Ontario State Parkway Survey (pdf)

Or Take the survey online!

Before, during and after the storm- Your guide to electric outage preparation and safety (pdf)

Five Years After Superstorm Sandy, National Grid Continues to Modernize, Storm Harden Energy Systems (pdf)

Town of Yates Press Releases:

Each year the Town of Yates oversees the Town of Yates Youth Recreation Program.  This program is a small, but vital, offering for the children of the Lyndonville School District.  The Yates Town Board would like to thank the Village of Lyndonville, the Lyndonville Area Foundation and the United Way of Orleans County for the financial support they each give to the Town of Yates to aid in the funding of this Youth Recreation Program.

Town Hall
Phone: (585) 765-9716

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 4:30pm

Wednesday 9am - 12:30pm & 6:30-8:30pm (in August - April)

Town Board Workshop is held the Monday before the regular Town Board meeting at 6pm at the Town Hall.

Town Court
Phone: (585) 765-9603

Hours: Court held 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7pm. 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6pm.

2019 Final Budget (pdf)

2018 Final Budget (pdf)

Lyndonville NY and the Town of Yates   Places to visit in Orleans County NY

New Business in Town, Niagara Food Specialty (pdf)
Niagara has purchased the vacant, 51,500 square foot Shoreline Foods facility on the corner of Roosevelt Highway and Countyline Road in the Town of Yates.

Visit our Local Attractions page to see what Orleans County NY has to offer!

Town of Yates, Orleans County, New York
8 South Main Street   Phone: (585) 765-9716
PO Box 484   Fax: (585) 765-2961
Lyndonville, NY 14098   Email Us
Yates NY, Lake Ontario

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