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1984 Route 174
Skaneateles, NY 13152
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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.

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"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.


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 September 9, 2015 ---
The Town Supervisor's monthly financial report will now be
posted on our website.  In future it will be under the
Town Supervisor heading on the left of the screen.  

September 3rd Town Board Meeting Quick Notes:  

  • Highway garage floor drains have been sealed to comply with DEC. Long term planning for compliance continues.

  • Residents voiced concerns over erosion near Collard Road.  A multi-agency meeting will be set to review the concerns.    

  • Residents voiced concerns over commercial use of Borodino Landing area. The Town Board will further discuss the use of the area at their October 8, 2015 meeting.

  • Moon Hill Road culverts project continue with thanks to the Towns of Otisco and Marcellus for assistance.

  • Materials and equipment have been ordered for the Church Road wing walls project.

  • The Town will be receiving road millings from NYS DOT to use as an impermeable base for salt storage. Discussion of a salt storage structure continue.

  • An emergency culvert replacement on Spafford Landing Road was accomplished with cooperation from the Town of Scott Highway Dept.

  • No objections or comments were filed regarding the Permissive Referendum to expend $80,000 from the Highway reserve fund towards the purchase of a new 10 wheel dump truck.  The comment period expired August 29, 2015.

  • Minor revisions to Zoning Code have been submitted to the Town Attorney for review.

  • Mr. Geoffrey Barron was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals to complete the unexpired term of Mr. Douglas Taylor.  Mr. Barron's term is through January 15, 2017.

  • Mr. David Schoeneck was appointed to a new 5 year term as a member of the Board of Assessment Review.  This term will expire September 30, 2020.

  • A revised Workplace Violence Policy remains under review.  

  • Mr. James Clark was appointed as Cemetery Superintendent through January 15, 2016.  

  • Based on a resident's request a letter will be sent to NYS DOT in support of traffic signs at the Borodino four corners.  The signs would indicate it is a two-way stop intersection.

  • Otisco Lake will not be lowered any more than the seasonal average to allow for work on the dam. 


Next Town Board meeting:  Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7 p.m.
at the Spafford Town Hall, 1984 State Route 174.
The purpose of this meeting is for preliminary discussion of the 2016 budget,
and any and all business before the Board.  

Regular Town Board Meeting
Thursday, October 8, 2014 at 7 p.m.
at the Spafford Town Hall, 1984 State Route 174.

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


  PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, the bridge on Church Road has been closed to all traffic until further notice.

By Order of the Town Board
May 8, 2014


OFFICE FAX:  315-673-9835

Please Note:   The Town of Spafford Offices are part-time.
Not all Town officers have set office hours.

Assessor: Kim Stone-Gridley
315- 673-9559
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 a.m. - 12 Noon
             Appointments are appreciated.

Code Enforcement Officer Howard Tanner
315-730-7439 - cell      315-673-9557 - office
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays  
                9 a.m. - 12 Noon

Highway SuperintendentCherry Randall
315-673-3906 - office
315-289-5194 - cell

Town Clerk: Lisa Valletta
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursdays & Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 Noon

Town Supervisor : Mary Bean

There are no set office hours for the other Town Officials

Tax Collector: Cynthia Cook
          315-673-4144   to leave a message

Town Justice: Kathleen Jacques      Court Clerk: Tina Castle

    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.