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1984 Route 174
Skaneateles, NY 13152
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Town of Spafford's Official newspaper.

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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 August 26, 2015 ---
   Spafford Town Offices will be CLOSED
Saturday, September 5, 2015
for the Labor Day week-end.

 The Town of Spafford is seeking applicants for the post of Cemetery Superintendent.  Below are information and duties related to this post:
     Records for all the cemeteries will be collected and deposited in the Town Hall. 
     The Town Clerk will serve as record keeper for the cemeteries and will perform clerical duties as needed regarding the sale of lots.
     The Cemetery Superintendent will report to the Town Supervisor.
     Administrative duties will include
           o   Conveyance of rules and regulations
           o   Explanation of costs associated with purchase of lots
           o   Work with existing maps to maintain accurate records of lot use
     Burial duties:
           o   Ensure applicable fees have been paid to the Town Clerk
           o   Locate and stake lot for burial
           o   Oversee burials and assist with parking
           o   Bury cremated remains
           o   Acquire and install lot boundary markers
     General duties:
           o   Oversee installation of foundations and headstones
           o   Report maintenance and repair issues to the Town Supervisor
           o   Oversee mowing and spring cleanup
     Cemetery Superintendent will receive an annual salary of $6,600.
Letters of interest must be submitted by Wednesday, September 2, 2015 to Town of Spafford, 1984 State Route 174, Skaneateles, NY 13152.  


Notice of Adoption of Resolution Subject to Permissive Referendum
Town of Spafford
Notice is hereby given that the Town Board of the Town of Spafford, County of Onondaga, State of New York, at a regular meeting thereof held on the 9th day of July, 2015, adopted a resolution authorizing the expenditure of a maximum amount of $80,000 from the Highway reserve fund, towards the purchase of a Ten Wheel Dump Truck.
Further notice that the aforesaid resolution is subject to a permissive referendum and will not take effect for 30 days or until a referendum is held in the event the requisite number of petitions subscribed and acknowledged by electors of the Town in opposition to such expenditure are submitted to Town Clerk within 30 days of the date of the adoption of said resolution.  Copies of the resolution and form petitions are available at the Town Hall, 1984 State Route 174, Skaneateles.
By Order of the Spafford Town Board July 9, 2015
Lisa M. Valletta, Spafford Town Clerk

      If you are interested in receiving the Town of Spafford newsletters and Town-related information electronically just send your email address to  A test message will be sent to confirm the address provided.  Use of the email addresses will be for official Town business, said business will be determined by the Town Clerk.  


August 13th Town Board Meeting Quick Notes:  

  • County Legislator Michael Plochocki announced the grant from Onondaga County for drainage work at Borodino Hall.

  • Repairs to Church Road bridge and Moon Hill Road culvert will begin.    

  • September Town Board meeting will be Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 8 p.m. to avoid conflicting with the September 10, 2015 Primary.  

  • The Town Board will conduct a Work Session on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7 p.m. to discuss plans for the Highway Garage floor drains. 

  • The Town Board will conduct a Work Session on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. to hear tentative budget requests from department heads.

  • The Town Board will conduct a Work Session on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7 p.m. and, if needed, an additional one on Thursday, October 1 at 7 p.m. to review and discuss the tentative budget.

  • Cemetery Superintendent position applications still being accepted - salary increased to $6,600 per year.

  • Mr. Douglas Taylor has resigned from the ZBA.  Many thanks to Mr. Taylor for his service.

  • Minor revisisons to Zoning Code still pending.

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.