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1984 State Route 174
Skaneateles, NY 13152
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 2016 Roster of Town Officials

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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 July 23, 2016 ---

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   The Town of Spafford has recently adopted a local law regarding the commercial use of Borodino Landing. All contractors using the landing will be required to get a permit and pay a fee for the use. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  


July 14, 2016 Town Board Meeting Quick Notes
  • The Highway Dept has been providing and receiving assistance on projects with the Towns of Marcellus, Otisco, Scott, Skaneateles, and Tully.
  • The new loader has been ordered and delivery is anticipated on Sept. 8.
  • Hwy Supt. Fordock provided a rough-draft 5-year plan for the Board to review.
  • The 2016 Agreement to Spend Highway Funds was approved with an amended total expenditure of $200,442.77.  The amendment allows for oil and stone work on three dirt roads.
  • Notification of Local Law 1-2016 (Regulating commercial activity at Borodino Landing) was sent to six contractors known to use Borodino Landing.  A sign will be posted informing users of the Borodino Landing of the new law.
  • The Town Board will pursue an Order of Demolition for 2170 Willowdale Road as recommended by Code Officer Howard Tanner.  A Public Hearing for this matter is scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 7 p.m.
  • The Public Hearing for the proposed local law to Amend the Zoning Code of the Town of Spafford provided the Board with comments against temporary rentals.  
  • The Board adopted Local Law 2-2016, To Amend the Zoning Code of the Town of Spafford. 
  • Allison Barron was appointed to serve as Town of Spafford Tax Collector through December 31, 2016.