Legal notice — Town of Parish town board meeting via Zoom — Thursday, May 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Please take notice, the Parish town board will meet on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. with Gregor Smith and Mike Altieri from BCA to discuss the joint water project. They will be looking into the next steps in the process of the project. The meeting can be accessed via this link:

The meeting ID will be 893 2662 4691.

You can also dial in via this phone number. Long distance charges may apply.

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Parish Town Board May regular meeting via Zoom, Thursday, May 21, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency and State and Federal bans on large meetings or gatherings and pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.1 issued on March 12, 2020 suspending the Open Meetings Law, the Parish Town Board has scheduled a Zoom Meeting for Thursday, May 21, 2020, to be held electronically via Zoom teleconference instead of a public meeting open for the public to attend in person. The Zoom meeting will begin at 6:30 pm or shortly after.

Please note that the village gym will not be open for the public to be physically present at this meeting. The Zoom accommodations are intended to provide for the public’s right to know how the town’s business is being conducted while still maintaining both group size limitations and physical distancing considerations currently in effect.

Members of the public may listen to or view this Town Board Meeting by going to the web site:

The meeting ID is 869 1700 5182. There is no password.

The public may also dial in to listen to the meeting at 929 205 6099.

The meeting ID is 869 1700 5182

Note that this is a long distance phone call, and charges may apply.

Minutes of these meetings will be transcribed and posted on the town’s website,


Grievance Day is scheduled on May 26, from 5pm to 9pm at the Parish Village Gym, 2938 East Main Street Parish, New York 13131

If you wish to grieve your assessment you are encouraged to submit your RP-524 form along with all supporting documentation to the assessor before May 26.  In order to limit the number of people on Grievance Day (Due to COVID-19) you are not required to appear in person. The Grievance board will consider all information you submit and make a determination.  Please contact the assessor at 315-625-4669 for the easiest way to submit your form.  

In person hearings will still be available.  There will be a sign up sheet on the front door for residents. Only one petitioner will be allowed in the building at a time.  All COVID-19 social distancing procedures will be followed. Petitioners must wear a mask and remain 6 feet apart at all times. 

Resident are encouraged to speak with the assessor prior to Grievance Day with any questions. 

Parish Planning Board agenda, Monday, May 18, 2020

The agenda for the Parish Planning Board meeting of Monday, May 18, 2020 is now available:

The Parish Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. on the Dennison Subdivision located at 2361 Co. Rt. 26, Parish. The hearing will be held at the Parish Village Gym, 2938 East Main Street, Parish, New York. Social distancing protocol will apply.

In lieu of making a personal appearance, the public is encouraged to offer comments in writing, by May 15th, via email to the Planning Board Chairman at or US Mail to: P.O. Box 66, Parish, NY 13131.

All comments will be entered into the record and distributed to all board members. Please call 315-857-6081 with any questions or concerns.

This meeting will be open to the public via Zoom.
The link to the Zoom meeting is
The Zoom meeting ID is 881 8624 1009.
There is no meeting password, but attendees will be asked to identify themselves before admission to the meeting.

Attendees can also dial into the meeting at 929.205.6099.
The Zoom meeting ID is 881 8624 1009.

– originally posted Thursday, May 14; updated Monday, May 18

Payments to Parish Justice Court

The town Justice is allowing payments for the town and village to be dropped in the drop box outside the Village Gym (where court is conducted), 2958 East Main Street, Parish, New York, by the entrance door. Please, no cash.


 In the 2020 New York State Budget, it was enacted that BASIC STAR BENEFITS WILL BE DENIED to property owners who are delinquent on their County, Town, Village, City or School property taxes for more than one year. 

All delinquent taxpayers who are behind on their taxes and all delinquent installment contract holders who are behind on their payment schedules must bring their accounts current by JUNE 22, 2020 to keep their STAR in 2021. 

Delinquent taxes and delinquent installment contract payments should be paid to the Oswego County Treasurer’s Office.  Payments are not accepted on Foreclosed properties.

If you pay your taxes late but pay your taxes in full (being current), you may become eligible to get BASIC STAR in the future year.  Once a taxpayer loses the reduction from the school tax bill (STAR EXEMPTION), the taxpayer can only receive a STAR check with future eligibility if prior taxes have been paid in full.  (This means that the Town & County Tax Bills – issued in January, as well as applicable City Taxes which are issued in April – must be kept current at all times to keep Basic STAR.  Unpaid Village and School Property Taxes, as well as other Relevies are accounted for the on the January Tax Bill.)

 All inquiries regarding STAR and ENHANCED STAR should be directed to the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.  Their phone number is 518-457-2036 and their normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  More information may be obtained at: