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Village of Skaneateles Clerk Archival Records Listing

Skaneateles village was incorporated April 19, 1833. It is approximately 1.34 square miles. It is located Southwest of Syracuse, and West of Auburn. The main routes of travel are US-20, NYS-321 and US-5. The Historic Village is located on the north shore of beautiful Skaneateles Lake, Eastern Gateway to the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. The pure clear lake has also supplies water to Syracuse and formerly to the famous Erie Canal. Visit the website for the wide variety of activities and events all year round. (www.skaneateles.com). For the history buff, the historical society has over 24,000 records archived that you can review.

Series Title Years Cubic Ft. Dept. Comments
Architectural Drawings, maps, Plans & Photos 1864-Present 31 VC Includes 1870 map of specific military and nonmilitary lots. Also a 1942 3'x4' cemetery map listed by name/plot. Other maps are well organized.
Budget, Village     VC Includes nonpermanent files also
  Abstracts 1991-Present 1 VC  
Capitol Construction / Public Improvement Projects 1902-Present 2 VC Stored in various locations within VC office
Claims, Legal 1941-1970 1 VC Includes Matter of Claim, Notice of Claim files
Contracts 1896-Present 2 VC Includes Water and Sewer contracts
Correspondence or Administrative Files 1902-Present 3 VC  
Court Records 1872 0.1 VC Includes Supreme Court Statement; Marvin Vs Pardee and Village vs. Marvin
Disaster Response and Damage Files 1963-1982 0.5 VC Civil defense matching funds & surplus property records, Drought Information Service Onondaga County office of Civil Defense.
District Reference Files        
  Fire (Fire Marker Logbook) 1833-1983 0.1 VC Includes requests for 150 anniversary Poster & Fire markers from throughout the country
Easements 1937-Present 2 VC  
Election Records 1990-Present 1.5 VC  
Historic Preservation Records        
  Cemetery Information        
  Burial Permits 1938-Present 4 VC  
  Cemetery Deeds 1897-Present 2 VC  
  Cemetery Lot Payment Records (Cash Receipts) 1912-1946 0.1 VC  
  Cemetery Lot Records (Lakeview Cem. ) 1821-Present 2 VC  
  Cemetery Minutes (Lakeview Cem.) 1839-Present 2 VC  
  Excise book 1833-Present 0.01 VC 3"x5" book that is about 2 inches thick
  Index to "LVC" (Lake View Cemetery) Map 1904-Present 0.01 VC  
  Historic Commission (original documentation) 1977 0.2 VC, TH, VH Includes landmarks from 1796-1926. Contact the Town & Village Historical Societies for detailed records.
Laws, Local 1982-Present 0.2 VC,PD Includes but not limited to Traffic, Sewer, Smoking, and Water Regulations.
Law Enforcement/ Police        
  Dispatch Logs (Police, Fire) 1981-Present 8 VC  
Logs, (water supply & waste water treatment)        
  Water Record, Syracuse City Bureau of Water Dept. of Public Works 1920-Present 0.75 VC  
Minutes 1900-Present 6 VC Includes village board minutes
Permit Files, Special ( List Separately) 1947 0.1 VC Discharge of sewage
Building Permits 1959-Present 6 VC  
  Planning Board Files 1974-Present 12 VC  
Property Leases and Transfers        
  Annexed Properties 1900-Present 3 VC See Minutes
  Tax Rates 1947-1959 0.2 VC  
Tax Sale Certificate & Redemption Certificate 1965-1976 0.3 VC  
Tax Receipts 1990-Present 2 VC  
Zoning 1973-Present 23 VC Includes Zoning Board Case Files
Totals for Historical Records (Village of Skaneateles)

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