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Contact the Town Clerk:

Julie Stenger, Town Clerk

Town of Skaneateles

24 Jordan Street

Skaneateles, NY 13152



Town Supervisor

Chris Legg

As your new town supervisor, I am enormously grateful to Janet Aaron for executing our smooth transfer of duties. Janet pushed hard to complete numerous actions, major and minor. She thoroughly briefed me on pending issues. As she did daily in her 40 years of public service, Janet diligently continued her dedicated effort to the end of December. Thank you, Janet!


I believe that local government can be the best government: responsive, transparent, and accessible. You are invited to engage with Town officials and our phenomenal staff. Ask questions, offer suggestions, raise your concerns. As we strive for the common good, communication is essential. Perfect solutions seldom present to satisfy everyone, but we can seek rational and reasoned solutions to benefit our community. Your engagement contributes to finding those fiscally responsible solutions.


Retiring from Cayuga Onondaga BOCES after 22 years’ service, I will support my students through June including Regents’ examinations. To best serve you, I will continue to work before/after school, weekends, and during school breaks at regular business hours. I am available by appointment outside of school hours and by email, phone messages, and mail. As a 22-year U.S. Navy surface warfare officer including command at sea, I know how to get things done. We are here to serve you.

Town Clerk

Julie Stenger

Open Fishing

Spring 2024

*April 1st - October 15th*

Free Fishing Days

Spring 2024

*June 29th - 30th*

No license needed.

*All other fishing regulations apply*

View 2024 Fishing Guide

Turkey Hunting

Spring 2024

*May 1st - May 31st*

Youth Turkey Hunt

*April 20th - April 21st*

For Junior Hunters (youth ages

12-15) holding a hunting license and a turkey permit.

View Map
Hunter Education Courses
Turkey Hunting Regulations
Youth Turkey Hunt  

HuntFishNY Mobile App

Click icon to get the FREE app!

"Tackle Box" Tool

  • Ability to search waterbodies by name or zooming/panning a NYS map.
  • Waterbody-specific fishing regulations.
  • Fish species and stocking information.
  • Fishing access information, including boat launches and parking areas.
  • Navigation feature for driving directions.
  • No cell service? The Offline Feature allows a user to access information when cell coverage isn't available

HuntFishNY is the official NYSDEC mobile app that

serves as a dashboard for sportsmen/women to easily purchase, access and display their licenses, privileges, permits, and MUCH more!

 App Features...

  • Mobile access to sporting license, privileges and permits
  • Quick and easy submission of Game Harvest Reports
  • Smart filtering for collecting town, county and WMU of harvest data, as well as season and method of take info
  • View current and past harvest reports
  • Regulations Guides
  • Sunrise/Sunset Information
Learn more about the new Tackle Box feature!

News from the

Outreach Office

Jacque McConnaghy

& Jean Babbles

We would like to thank everyone in the community that supported our Holiday Basket Program this year. We had 44 families with over 100 children that got to enjoy the magic of the season because of this community's generosity.  A special thank you to the Rotary Club, the festive fundraising dinner was a huge success, and we are grateful for their donation. We would like to thank the many individuals and groups who made donations, adopted families, dropped off toys, stocking stuffers, gift cards and gas cards. It is only through the community’s support that we can assist those in need not only during the holidays but the whole year through.   

We manage a medical loan closet which has equipment for members of the community to borrow. If you need crutches, wheelchairs, etc. check with us, we have a wide selection of items to borrow. We are currently looking for donations of shower chairs and transport chairs.   

We are available for members of our community who are experiencing difficulties and need help navigating the road ahead. If you are a resident in the Town of Skaneateles or have a child in the Skaneateles School District and find that you need assistance, please contact our office for confidential help, 315-283-4281 or email


Office hours are Tuesday 9:30 am - 11:00 am & Thursday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, in conjunction with the Food Pantry hours, also available by appointment. 

The Outreach programs are only made possible by the 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 


Codes Enforcement

Bob Herrmann, CEO

A few things to keep in mind as we move into Spring!

  • Upon completion of your construction projects, don't forget to contact the Codes Office with updates on project completion and for final inspections.

  • Spring marks the beginning of pool opening season! Make sure your pool has been inspected for electrical and safety barriers, that alarms work, etc.

  • Be sure that your house numbers are clearly visible from the front of your home or office. It is crucial that emergency personnel such as EMS or the Fire Department can easily locate your residence in an emergency. House numbers should consist of Arabic numbers, with each character measuring no less than 4" in height, with a minimum stroke width of 1/2".

  • Annual Burn Ban is in effect from March 16 - May 14. Visit the NYSDEC's website for more information.


The First Skaneateles Town Historian

Beth Batlle, Town Historian

  The first person to become the Historian for the Town of Skaneateles was Alzina Loveless. She was appointed in 1968. A native of Skaneateles, she and her husband, Harold, lived in the small white house situated on the “V” shaped piece of land formed by the joining of Clapp Road with Franklin Street. The house had been built by her father, Mark Clapp, in 1910. When the Syracuse to Auburn trolley was built, the tracks ran along the west side of the little house.

    As a native of the town, Alzina was a natural for the Historian’s position. After her job as a telephone operator, she had taught students at the Peach Blow school located a short distance from Mandana, and then, besides raising her family, she went on to teach fourth grade students at the village school.

     In addition to being a member of the Skaneateles Historical Society, she also served as its president and wrote many historical papers. She was also a member of the Skaneateles Grange, the Daughters of the American Revolution and as a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

    Then in 1976 she was named chairman of the Bicentennial Commission for Skaneateles. Among other accomplishments, she raised $10,000 that was used to renovate the Barrow paintings and the Barrow Art Gallery. 

    Alzina retired as Town Historian in January of 1980. And the well-known Historian passed away in 1989 at the age of 85 and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery.

Alzina Clapp Loveless pictured with her grade four class circa 1926



Jerry Schinaman

SAVES was very busy in 2023 responding to 1,045 calls. SAVES personnel also conducted 31 First Aid and CPR classes, a 20% increase over 2022. The 2023 classes were attended by 180 students, also a 20% increase over 2022.


We are continuing our annual fund-raising drive. Your support and contributions assist in funding our daily operations, purchasing new equipment, and providing training to the members of the community. Contributions may be made through the SAVES website or by mailing contributions to SAVES at 77 Fennell Street, Skaneateles, NY.


We have recently replaced our squad car with a new and improved version. At times there may be a third responder present when a call is received. The third responder will take the squad and assist the ambulance crew as necessary. While the patient is transported to a hospital the squad is then used for response to a call received in the ambulance crew’s absence. The squad is equipped with emergency care equipment but cannot transport a patient.


Instructions regarding CPR and AED use are offered the third Saturday of each month. First Aid classes are offered as needed. During First Aid classes, techniques for controlling traumatic bleeding are included. Call SAVES,

315-685-5217, for more information or to sign up. There is a fee for classes.


We are always looking for volunteer members. If you may be interested in volunteering, or you are not sure, stop in and see us. Personnel are always willing to conduct a tour of our facilities and discuss volunteering opportunities.


If you need our help, call 9-1-1, do not call SAVES directly. We also recommend preparing lists of medications for family members which can be accessed by first responders in an emergency.


Have a great summer.

My Local Safety - MyLS

A Free Safety App for our Commnity!

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News from the Ecumenical Food Pantry

Cindy Gadra

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News from the Parks Department

Sue Murphy

Walking Path Update:

We are pleased to announce the walking path will have a new facelift starting at the end of March or beginning of April. We will keep you updated on closures when we know. Please sign up for text messaging so you will be up to date. We thank you in advance for your cooperation, and apology for any inconvenience it may cause some.

Farmers Market - 25th Season starts on May 23rd, with new hours!

Mandana Boat Washing Station/Parking - Opens May 24th

Swimming at Clift Park - Opens June 20th TENTATIVELY

Employment Opportunities - Work with the Parks Department!

Just Some Park Reminders...

  • Please clean up after your pets at all parks. If the winter continues to be mild, sport teams, once again, will be in the park and pet waste isn’t appreciated. There are plenty of mutt mitts available for use.

  • No riding bikes on tennis courts, baseball/softball fields.

  • There may be some closures around the Parks for repairs, please watch for cones and/or vehicles on the path. We try to do the repairs as fast as we can so not to inconvenience anyone, but sometimes it is unavoidable.

  •  Driving around the Austin Park Track is prohibited. Only service or emergency vehicles are permitted.

  • Want to be in the know about the parks? Waterfront? Playday? and farmers market? Sign up for the Town’s text messaging service. A text is sent out if that are changes, updates, immediate information that needs to be passed. Go to and sign up today! 

  • Reserving courts, fields, and park areas can be done from the comfort of your home. Signing up for a program? All the forms and waivers are all online to make signing up or reserving so much easier.

News from the

Transfer Station

Brian Buff

Reminders for the

Transfer Station:

-The Swap Shop reopens for the 2024 Season on

Saturday, April 27th

*Weather Permitting*

-As Spring is upon us just a little reminder that the Open Tops out back are not a one stop for everything..

Open Tops (Construction Debris) Dumpsters...

What's Allowed in Open Tops:

  • Only construction debris that won't fit in trash bags. (Lumber, Doors, Windows)
  • Furniture
  • Rugs
  • Large Plastic Toys
  • Mattresses

What's NOT Allowed in Open Tops:

  • Household Garbage i.e., ANYTHING IN A TRASH BAG
  • Styrofoam
  • Metal
  • Electronics
  • Paint Cans (Empty or Full)
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Tires

Any Questions? PLEASE ASK!!!

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Department Hours & Town Meetings

Town Hall

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Transfer Station

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday

7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Spring Holiday Hours

March 29th- All Departments closing at NOON in observance of Good Friday

June 19th- All Departments CLOSED in observance of


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Village of Skaneateles

26 Fennell Street

Skaneateles, NY 13152


Monthly Town Hall Meetings

Town Board

6:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Mondays

Planning Board

6:30 p.m. 3rd Tuesday

Zoning Board of Appeals

7:00 p.m. 1st Tuesday

Town Of Skaneateles

24 Jordan Street

Skaneateles, NY 13152

(315) 685-3473

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