Town of Skaneateles Newsletter

Spring has Sprung in 
The Town of Skaneateles
Stay Safe and Healthy as we head into warmer weather!

Town of Skaneateles Parks Department
Parks Director Sue Murphy

The Parks Department is getting ready for a very busy 2021 Spring/Summer Season! 

We have a number of updates and opportunities for the community: 

-Summer Employment

-Playday Program

-Farmer's Market Opening

-Boat Launch Procedures

-Swimming at Clift Park

-New Software for Parks Reservations/Registrations


Welcome to the Town Clerk's Office

Julie Stenger, Town Clerk
Spring is here!  After our winter of quarantine, we are all ready to get out! Visit the Town Clerk's office to get your fishing license, process your passport to be ready to travel again when it is safe. Getting Married? The Town Clerk's office issues New York State Marriage Licenses. The Clerk's Office at the Town Hall, 24 Jordan Street, Skaneateles, New York 13152 is open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

Please call (315) 685-3473 or email to:

Janet Aaron

It has been amazing to see the outdoor activity during the pandemic. Additional outdoor activities moved to the lake after our normal winter weather returned and Skaneateles Lake began freezing over. It was a delight to see hockey games, figure skating and ice fishing taking place all at the same time. During this long year, everyone has had to change their social activities leaving us eager to find ways to get out of the house.

The Town recognizes the need to make sure that in the future our Parks and Conservation Areas are providing options for a variety of outdoor activities.  This year, Courtney Alexander is the liaison to the Conservation Committee and this group has been recharged to move forward with making sure these beautiful lands are accessible and safe for all to enjoy.

Town of Skaneateles
Engineering Department
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Staff Engineer 
Miranda Robinson, P.E.
The solar project will be breaking ground up at the Transfer Station in April!  There will be much activity as you pull into the Transfer Station on the left hand side of the driveway.  Construction is underway and residents can expect to see the first solar panels installed in May.  It will be an active Spring/Summer of construction with system commissioning/testing in the Fall.

The crew is dedicated to keeping a safe working environment and will continue to be mindful of the residents visiting the transfer station.  Please remember that it is an active construction site (weekdays 7:00am - 6:00pm) and to keep a safe distance from any activity when visiting the transfer station.

Residential and small commercial National Grid customers will be able to subscribe to the project to receive 10% discounts on the energy credits applied to their National Grid bills.  Signups will begin later this month with launch of Skaneateles transfer station community solar project website. 
Paper Shredding Event
Saturday, April 17th
9am - 12pm
at the Transfer Station
                • Open to all residents with a valid 2021 Transfer Station Permit
                • Please remain in your vehicle, employees will remove papers from the trunk of your vehicle
                • If you would like your bins returned to your vehicle please inform the individual handling your materials 
                • Please wear a facial covering at time of service

"Dial 9-1-1 in an emergency." This is something that we teach our children. We have noticed that some residents have called SAVES directly in emergencies. Although we have crews on-duty 24 hours a day, they may not be available when you call. If help is needed calling 9-1-1 is the only way to ensure a rapid response will occur. Read On...

 Municipal Parking Lot & Street Meters
Update from Village Police Department

The pay stations in the Municipal parking lot were uncovered and active as of April 1st and will remain operational through December 31, 2021. Street meters and pay stations are active:
              • Monday - Saturday   8am - 6pm
              • Sunday   12pm - 6pm

*Overnight parking is not permitted in metered spaces.


Town residents may obtain a Parking Code for the pay stations at the Town Hall. Village residents may input the account number from their Village utility bill. The code permits 2 free hours of parking once a day or 50% off the daily fee.


Town of Skaneateles
Assessor's Office

2021 Grievance Dates & Procedures
  • Call the Assessor's Office to schedule your phone appointment, all meetings will be done by phone.
  • The exact protocol for Grievance will be determined at a later date and will be available on the Town's website.
  • Grievance Day this year is May 25, 2021 at 24 Jordan Street, Skaneateles from 4 pm - 8pm all Grievance forms have to be filed by 8pm on May 25, 2021.
  • The assessor's office will be staffed to answer questions by phone on the following dates: 

Monday, May 17th    9am - 1pm 

Saturday, May 22nd   8am - 12pm

Monday May 24th    4pm - 8pm 

Tuesday May 25th   9am - 1pm

  • You may call at other times and leave messages, or e-mail or fax over any information that you want us to review.
The County web site at ONGOV.NET will have all the updated assessments on it after May 1, 2021.
 Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Town of Skaneateles
Assessor Michael Maxwell

Town of Skaneateles
Codes Enforcement Office
Update from Codes Officer Robert Herrmann

We are all looking forward to the warm weather that is right around the corner. As a reminder all pools, including temporary, with a height of 24" or more require a permit from the Codes Enforcement Office. If you have any questions regarding pool requirements please call the office. 

Even though we are heading into the warmer spring/summer season it is important to remember to check the batteries in your smoke and CO alarms.

Building permits continue to be issued by my office as fast as possible. Residents are asked to call 315-685-0833 or Email, Calls are normally answered within 24 hours during the week. 

Skaneateles Outreach Office
Jacque McConnaghy  and Jean Babbles

The Outreach office is available for members of our community who are experiencing difficulties and need help navigating the road ahead. If you are in need of help, please contact our office for confidential assistance.
A reminder the Outreach office has a medical loan closet with equipment available for members of the community to borrow. We usually have a supply of walkers, crutches, canes, commodes, wheelchairs, hospital beds etc. all are free of charge to borrow.

Office hours and loan closet visits are by appointment:
Contact us at 315-283-4281 or 315-685-0427 to schedule.
All Outreach programs are funded solely with the financial support of the community.  If you would like to help, please mail your tax deductible contributions to: 
Skaneateles Outreach 
24 Jordan Street
Skaneateles, NY  13152
Please contact our office for confidential help:
315-283-4281 or 315-685-0427 

Veterans Outreach Office
Cindy Meili

Skaneateles American Legion Post #239 held a drive thru lunch for our Local First Responders. And thank you to Tom Blair and Mark Shearer for sponsoring a Saturday lunch event! Click here for more photos!
April is the month of the Military Child! 

Skaneateles American Legion Post #239 Upcoming Events. Please check website for newly scheduled events as Covid gathering regulations are always being updated to follow CDC guidelines.  Click here for Post #239 Events

Skaneateles Falls American Legion Post #317 has a Pancake Breakfast Sunday, May 2nd from 8am - 12pm. Click here for Post #317 Events

Below are a number of links to additional Veteran Resources in our community:
VET Center Call Center: 1-877-WAR-VETS is an around the clock confidential call center where combat veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experiences or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. The staff is comprised of combat veterans and family members from several eras.

Skaneateles Ecumenical
Food Pantry
The Skaneateles Pantry has been open the entire time this past year serving members of our community who live in the Village, Town or School District. We have tailored our hours some and all needs have been met. 
For more information Read On...
Town Department Hours of Operations and Meeting Schedule: 

Town Hall Closings through July 2021        
May 31st     Memorial Day            
July 4th      Independence Day

Town Hall Summer Hours begin Tuesday, July 6th
Monday-Thursday    8am - 4pm            
Friday                          8am - 1pm

Monthly Town Hall Meetings:
Town Board                                 6:30 p.m.     1st and 3rd Mondays
Planning Board                           6:30 p.m.      3rd Tuesday
Zoning Board of Appeals          7:00 p.m.      1st Tuesday 

Village of Skaneateles 

Visit the Village of Skaneateles website 

for updated Village information

Transfer Station Permits
Permits are available to purchase at the Town Clerk's Office.
The Swap Shop

Opening day is Saturday, April 24th from 

It will be open Saturdays only (weather permitting).
Electronics and items that may transmit the spread of COVID are not allowed. Check with the volunteers if you are unsure about items you will be dropping off.

Watch the Town website for all the updated reopening information!

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24 Jordan Street  ∙  Skaneateles, NY 13152  ∙  (315) 685-3473  ∙