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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 November 29, 2016 ---



     The Town of Spafford is seeking applicants for the Zoning Board of Appeals.  The Town Board is seeking to appoint one individual to complete three years of an unexpired term.  You must be a resident of the Town of Spafford to apply.  Required land use training for this position will be provided following the appointment.
     Please send a letter of interest and a summary of your qualifications Spafford Town Hall, 1984 State Route 174, Skaneateles, NY 13152, ATTN: Town Clerk.  They must be received by 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2016.
                                                            By Order of the Spafford Town Board
                                                            November 13, 2016

    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

November 10, 2016 Town Board Meeting Quick Notes
  • There were no responses to the advertisement for quotes for refrigerant recovery service.  Highway Supt. Fordock contacted six vendors and the lowest price quote came from Interstate Refrigerant.
  • Seven permits were issued by the Building/Codes Office.  One Order to Remedy was issued at 1261 West Valley Road for building without a permit. The owner has since obtained a permit, paying the associated penalty.
  • The Public Hearing continued for proposed local law C-2016, To Amend the Zoning Code fo the Town of Spafford for the Purpose of Regulating the Short Term Rental of Homes.  Following comments from the public and discussion by the Town Board the proposed law was adopted as Local Law 4-2016.
  • A Public Hearing was held for proposed local law E-2016, To Override the Tax Levy Limit Established in General Municipal Law Section 3-c.  Following public comments and discussion by the Town Board the proposed law was adopted as Local Law 5-2016.
  • A Public Hearing was held for the 2017 Preliminary Budget for the Town of Spafford. Following public comments and Town Board discussion, adjustments were made and the Town Board adopted the 2017 Preliminary Budget with changes as the 2017 Town of Spafford Budget.  
  • The Board accepted the resignation of Mark Fohs from the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Town will advertise for a replacement.  
  • Publication of the list of Seasonal Roads was approved by the Board.
  • The Town Supervisor received authorization to sign a renewed contract with NYS Teamsters Union as relates to the Highway employees.