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1984 Route 174
Skaneateles, NY 13152
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    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 October 19, 2016 ---


     Please take notice that a public hearing will be held at the Spafford Town Hall, 1984 Route 174, Skaneateles, NY on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7 p.m.  The purpose of the hearing is to discuss adoption of proposed local law E-2016 To Override the Tax Levy Limit Established in General Municipal Law ยง 3-c in the Town of Spafford.   Copies of the proposed law are available at the office of the Town Clerk during business hours. 
Lisa M. Valletta, Town Clerk
Town of Spafford

        Notice is hereby given that the Preliminary Budget of the Town of Spafford, Onondaga County, State of New York for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2017 has been completed.  A copy has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk at 1984 State Route 174, Skaneateles, NY and is available for inspection by any interested person during normal office hours. 
Further notice is hereby given that the Town Board of the Town of Spafford will hold a public hearing for review of the 2017 Preliminary Budget at the Spafford Town Hall, 1984 Route 174 on the 10th day of November, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  Any person, either for or against any item or items contained therein may be heard.  Notice is also hereby given, pursuant to Section 113 of the Town Law, that the following are the proposed salaries for the Town Officers of the Town of Spafford, to wit:  Town Supervisor - $10,150; Town Justice - $7,110; Town Clerk - $17,300; Tax Collector - $5,160; Councilmembers (4) - $1,450 (each); Highway Superintendent - $52,500.  

October 13, 2016 Town Board Meeting Quick Notes
  • Highway Supt. Fordock reported use of the road millings from State DOT will be used for paving on Willow Hill Road, this will save $85,000 on the cost of the project and allow it to be completed in one year instead of two.
  • The Board introduced proposed local law E-2016, To Override the Tax Levy Limit Established in General Municipal Law Section 3-c.
  • The Short EAF for proposed local law E-2016 was completed and the Board issued a Negative Declaration relative to said proposed law.
  • A Public Hearing for proposed local law E-2016 is scheduled for Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7 p.m.
  • The Public Hearing for proposed local law C-2016 remains open.  A letter from Mr. George Bachar regarding the proposed law was read into the Town Board record and filed with the Town Clerk.  There were no additional comments or questions and the Public Hearing remains open until November 10, 2016.
  • Negotiations continue with the Town's insurance company regarding the rollover accident with the Gradeall.
  • The Board found a positive audit of the Court's financial records for 2015 has been completed.
  • The Board approved the Justice Court grant application being submitted.
  • Final approval of the 2014 grant application through Senator DeFrancisco's office has been conferred.