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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 August 30, 2016 ---


          PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there has been presented to the Town Board of the Town of Spafford, New York, on the August 11, 2016, proposed Local Law C for the year 2016 entitled: A Local Law to Amend the Zoning Code of the Town of Spafford
for the Purpose of Regulating the Short Term Rental of Homes. Said Local Law, if enacted, will limit temporary rentals of one-family and two-family dwellings to a total of 120 days per calendar year, establish a registration process for all owners of such dwellings who engage in the temporary rental thereof, and provide regulations for temporary rentals.  The full text of said Local Law is on file at the Town Clerk’s Office at the Town of Spafford  Offices located at 1984 State Route 174, Skaneateles, NY in the Town of Spafford for inspection by all interested persons.
             NOTICE is further given that on August 11, 2016, the Town Board determined that this proposed Local Law is an Unlisted Action, pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act.
             NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Town Board will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Local Law at the Town of Spafford Offices located at 1984 State Route 174, Skaneateles, NY in the Town of Spafford on September 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at which time all persons interested will be heard.

AUGUST 11, 2016 Town Board Meeting Quick Notes
  • The Highway equipment has required numerous repairs. The Board expressed their appreciation to Supt Fordock for the in-house repairs that saved more than $11,000 in repair costs.
  • Oil and stone work is done on Allen Gay Road, Bucktail Road, and Craig Road.
  • The Planning Board has been working with lot line adjustments and sub divisions.
  • The Zoning Board of Appeals had no cases.
  • The Public Hearing on the Order of Demolition for 2170 Willowdale Road resulted in a 30 day extension to bring the property into compliance.  Meanwhile, Mr. Tanner will seek estimates for demolition and clean up of the structure.
  • Supervisor Kozub and the Town Attorney are authorized to represent the Town of Spafford for the purpose of negotiations with the Teamsters Union.
  • A Public Hearing is scheduled for comments on proposed local law C-2016: to Amend the Zoning Code of the Town of Spafford for the Purpose of Regulating the Short Term Rental of Homes.
  • The proposed local law regarding flood damage prevention has been submitted to the NYS DEC for review.
  • The Board extended thanks to Jeff Ireland for clearing the back section of Borodino Cemetery.