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1984 Route 174
Skaneateles, NY 13152
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 2016 Roster of Town Officials

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  Town Supervisor             NEWSLETTERS   
Board Minutes           2017 Adopted Budget

 Board of Assessment Review

  Dog Control 
  Highway               Seasonal Roads
Copies of tax


    ESTIMATING TAX BILLS? - -  We receive many
requests for estimates of future tax bills.  The County
and Town budgets that determine the tax rates for the
January tax bill are not adopted until November.  School budgets (for the September tax bill) are adopted in May. 
    Another unknown factor is your property tax
exemptions; many must be renewed each year.  If you fail
to renew, or your qualifications change, (perhaps due to
an income change), it will affect the amount due. 
    We strongly recommend you use prior years' tax bills
as an approximate minimum. 


They contain small amounts of mercury,
a potent heavy metal pollutant. 
All of the ACE and True Value Hardware stores
in Onondaga County partner with OCRRA
and accept fluorescent bulbs from residents.
Lowe's and Home Depot also accept CFLs

Can you have that bonfire? 
Should you burn your old leaves? 
What about a campfire?
Review the regulations on 

  In towns with a total population less than 20,000,
(Spafford population is 1,686) you may burn tree limbs
with attached leaves. The limbs must be less than 6 inches
in diameter and 8 feet in length (also referred to as brush). However, this is not allowed from March 16 through May 14 due to the increased risk of wildfires.



Used petroleum products and Electronic Waste
are not accepted at the Spafford Transfer Station. 

"Our Two Hundred Year Journey"

A volume of images and history

of the Town of Spafford.

Limited supply available --- $20 each.

Shipping available at Priority Mail rates.


Please Note: The Town of Spafford offices are part-time.
Town Clerk - Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursdays & Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 Noon
Code Enforcement Officer - Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays 9 -11:30 a.m.
Assessor - Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 a.m. - 12 Noon
Appointments are appreciated
Not all Town Officers have set office hours.


Town Board --- 2nd Thurdsays at 7 p.m.
Zoning Board of Appeals--- 2nd Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Planning Board --- 3rd Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Town Court --- 1st & 3rd Mondays @ 6 p.m. 
 --- PUBLIC NOTICES --- updated January 7, 2017 ---
The Town of Spafford now regulates short term rental of your home.  
Annual registration with the Codes Office is required.
Please read Local Law 4-2016 for details.
Questions? Call our Codes Office at 315-673-9557 

effective January 6, 2017
By Order of the Town Board

It has been brought to our attention the telephone number
on the 2017 County/Town tax bill is incorrect.  
Please call 315-673-4144 with questions or to leave a message.

The Town Board is seeking to fill three open positions:
  • Planning Board - one open seat with a five year term
  • Zoning Board of Appeals - one open seat with three years remaining
  • Cemetery Superintendent - annually appointed 
   Please submit a letter of interest and a summary of qualifications by February 9, 2017 to Spafford Town Hall, 1984 Route 174, Skaneateles, NY 13152, ATTN: Town Clerk.  

Due to the January 2017 federal holiday dates, the Spafford Town Court will hold
Court will be held on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017 

    The following roads are considered "Seasonal Roads" within the Town of Spafford.  They are not PLOWED, SANDED, or MAINTAINED from November 15 to April 15:
  • Bacon Hill Road - from the end of the pavement near Route 41 to the intersection of Holzworth Road
  • Bromley Road - from Town line to the dead end
  • Covey Road - entire length of road
  • Morris Run Road - entire length of road
  • Ripley Hill Road - from Cold Brook Road to the first house on the south end
  • Ten Mile Point - entire length of road

January 5, 2017 Town Board Meeting Quick Notes
  • 2017 Town Board meetings will be the second Thursday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. at the Spafford Town Hall unless otherwise advertised.
  • Salaries for Town officers and employees will be as listed in 2017 Town Budget.
  • The following appointments were approved:
    • Deputy Town Supervisor -Councilor Chris Fesko 
    • Town Attorney - James Gascon of Costello, Cooney & Fearon, LLC
    • Codes Enforcement Officer - Howard Tanner
    • Codes Clerk - Kim Read
    • Court Clerk - Tina Castle
    • Dog Control Officer - William Burns
    • Town Historian - SAHS Liaison Charles Woeller
    • ZBA member thru 1/15/2022 - Geoff Barron
    • ZBA Chair thru 1/15/2018 - Geoff Barron
    • ZBA Secretary - Kim Read
    • Planning Board Secretary - Kim Read
    • Ethics Committee Chair - Councilor Luke DeWitt
    • Ethics Committee - Charles Woeller & Sandra Weigel
    • Town Hall Custodian - Kim Read
    • Planning Board and ZBA members to receive $25 stipend per person per meeting attended
    • Planning Board and ZBA Chairpersons to receive $50 stipend per person per meeting attended
    • Board of Assessement Review members to receive $40 stipend per person per day atttended
    • Transfer Station Permit fee to be set at $30 per year effective immediately
  • Refrigerators, air conditioners, etc amassed at the Transfer Station were properly serviced for removal of Freon/coolant then sold as scrap metal.  
  •  The Board approved a resolution supporting the existing alignment of Interstate 81 through Syracuse