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Town of Lysander Clerk Archival Records Listing

The Town of Lysander was established in 1794. It has an approximate size of 61.9 square miles. It is located west of Clay, northwest of Onondaga Lake, and north of Van Buren. The main routes of travel are State Routes 31 and 370. When Onondaga County was erected in 1794, Lysander kept its classical name, and was given a large area of territory, including Hannibal, Granby, and the area known today as Cicero, and Clay. In the summer months, the Seneca and Oswego Rivers were often traveled by Indians in canoes, and hunting parties from The Onondagas and Cayugas. In 1821, slavery was abolished here, but slaves were not totally free until 1830. Due to the construction of the railroad, and its passing through, Lysander undoubtedly reaped the benefits of a more modern method of travel than shipping. In 1850, the culture of tobacco began, and grew to become a great industry over the next twenty-five years.

Series Title Years Cubic Footage Department Comments
Architectural Drawings, Maps, Plans & Photos 1992 0.2 TC Reroof
Assessment Rolls, Final 1978-Present 27 AS  
Audit, NYS Comptrollers 1979-1994 1 TC  
Bonds and Notes 1937-Present 2.5 TC  
Budget, Town 1946-Present 1 TC  
Case Files, Legal 1973-Present 75 JS  
Cemetery and Burial Records   3    
  Chase Cemetery 1915-1995   TC  
  Jacksonville Cemetery 1906-1995   TC  
  Lysander Cemetery 1903-1995   TC  
  Myrtle Grove 1887-1995   TC  
  Pendergast Cemetery 1951-1995   TC  
  Plainsville Cemetery 1885-1996   TC  
Census Records 1960-1970 0.5 TC  
Community Development & Urban Renewal 1971-1995 5 TC  
Correspondence or Administrative Files 1966-Present 1 TC  
District Reference Files        
  Fire 1931-1975 11 TC  
  Lighting, Drainage, Water supply District Formation 1972-1982 1 TC  
  Sewer District (West Phoenix) 1991 1 TC  
Docket Books 1840-Present 13 JS Bound volumes, some gaps in years
Election Records 1979-Present 5 TC Notices of Elections and Voter Registration records included
Equalization Rate Certificates 1959-1990 1 AS  
Franchise Records, Special 1970-Present 1 TC Cable TV Records
Grants and Awards 1984, 1985, 1988 1 TC 1984, 1985, 1988
Hazardous Waste Disposal Records 1973-1995 5 TC Lysander Landfill, 1973-1987, 1989, 1990-1995
Highway and Transportation Structure History File 1805-Present 1 TC 2 bound volumes
  Hydro-electric River Flow Records 1989 1 SV DEC Hydro-Electric Projects
Inventory, Natural Resource 1976-1981 0.2 TC  
Laws, Local 1934-Present 1.5 TC 2 bound volumes
  Tax 1991-Present 1 TC  
  Zoning 1956-Present 0.5 CE  
  Planning Board 1987-1992 0.5 TC  
  Town Board 1836-Present 12 TC  
  Zoning Board of Appeal 1987-1993 0.5 TC  
Mortgages, Chattel 1893-1967 4 TC  
Oaths of Office 1800, 1927-Present 1.2 TC 2 bound volumes, 1927-1965, 1982-Present
Overseers of the Poor & Welfare Records 1920-1945 1.5 TC 1920-1943, 1931-1945
Permit Files, Building 1971-1987 1 TC  
Personnel 1930-Present 22 TC Highway--1930-Present, Comptroller--1992-Present
Planning 1959-1995 2 ZD  
Plans, Comprehensive 1964, 1987 1 TC, ZD  
Referendum Records 1948   TC Notice of Adoption of Resolution subject to Referendum
  Financial Reports, Annual 1943-Present 2 TC  
  School Districts,Reports of 1824-1850   TC 1824-1826, 1832, 1839, 1849, 1850
School District Records 1829-1942 1.5 TC 1829-1942, 1836-1902, School District Books Tax Receipts
Soldiers Names 1812-WWII 0.6 TC 3x5 cards, War of 1812
  Tax Rolls 1851-Present 40 TC, AS
Veteran's Records 1995-1998 1 AS  
Vital Statistics        
  Birth Records 1869-1913 0.6 TC RESTRICTED, 2 bound volumes, 1869-1910, 1885-1913
  Marriage Records 1881-Present 6 TC RESTRICTED, Oversize bound volumes
Zoning   1 ZD Year-end Reports
Zoning Files, Change of 1995 1 TC  
Zoning Variance or Special Permit Files 1971-1987 0.5 ZD 1971-1987, 1973- 1985
Totals for Historical Records (Dates and Cubic Footage) 1800- Present 260.3

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