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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 July 22, 2015 ---
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 Town’s 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


    The Town of Spafford is seeking applicants for the Zoning Board of Appeals.  The Town Board is seeking to appoint one individual to complete eighteen months 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 for the position to Spafford Town Hall, 1984 Route 174, Skaneateles, NY 13152, ATTN: Town Clerk.  They must be received by Wednesday, August 12, 2015.
                                                            By Order of the Spafford Town Board
                                                            July 9, 2015
                                                            Lisa M. Valletta
                                                            Town Clerk

     The Town of Spafford is seeking applicants for the post of Cemetery Superintendent.  The Town maintains three active cemeteries and handles six to ten burials each year.  The salary for this position will be $4,800 per year.
    Applications may be submitted to: Town Supervisor, Town of Spafford, 1984 Route 174, Skaneateles, NY 13152 and must be received by August 12, 2015.  
Duties will include: 
  • Administrative -- show plots, describe costs associated with purchase, maintain accurate record of lot use.
  • Burial Oversight -- locate and stake lot for burial, ensure fees are paid, attend burials (for general oversight and to assist with parking), bury cremated remains, acquire and install lot boundary markers, smooth burial sight and plant grass seed, arrange for fill of settled lots.
  • General -- oversee installation of foundations and headstones, report maintenance and repair issues to Town Supervisor, oversee spring cleanup and maintenance operations.                

July 9th Town Board Meeting Quick Notes:  

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

  • Highway Superintendent Cherry Randall was appointed as Transfer Station Supervisor to handle administration and paperwork.  

  • An Intermunicipal Agreement with Onondaga County Office of Youth and Aging was approved.  This allows the Town to seek partial reimbursement for youth recreation programs sponsored by the Town.  

  • Deadline for submissions to the next Town newsletter is July 23.  

  • The grant application for drainage work at the Borodino Grange Hall was approved by the Onondaga County Legislature.  

  • Minor Zoning Code revisions expected to be presented to the Town Board in August.  

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

    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.