Town dog enumeration under way

Dear Parish Residents:

The Town of Parish is conducting a Town Dog Enumeration, (census). During this process you will be receiving a form in the mail. This will be mailed to you regardless if you have a dog license on file or not. This will allow you to update the information that the Town has on filed as well as license any unlicensed dogs. Simply, follow the instructions on the form.

Under Article 7, section 9 of the Agriculture and Markets Law, the owner of any dog reaching the age of four months shall immediately make application for a dog license. Please license your dog(s) within 10 day of receipt of the notice sent if your dog is unlicensed.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 315-402-7159. If you need any assistance licensing your dog(s), please contact the Town Clerk at 315-625-4507.

Thank you for your time and cooperation in this matter.

Jack Spriggs
Parish DCO

Legal notice — annual report for 2019 now available

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, The Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending 2019 for the Town of Parish is on file in the Parish Town Clerk’s Office located at 2938 E. Main Street, Parish, NY in the Village Gym. The Financial Report is available during regular business hours for inspection.

Kelly Reader
Parish Town Clerk

Legal notice — public hearing 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30 on proposed moratorium on free-standing solar panel installations; special town board meeting to follow

UPDATE: The Parish town board special meeting and public hearing scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020 has been cancelled.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that there has been presented to the Town Board of the Town of Parish, New York, a proposed local law enacting an extension of a temporary six (6) month Moratorium on free-standing solar panel installations with the Town of Parish.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, the Parish Town Board will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed local law to be held by video conference on 7/30/2020 at 6:00 pm. The public can submit questions and comments in writing in advance of the hearing and meeting by US Mail or e-mail to the Town Parish Town Clerk at Instructions for calling in to listen to the meeting will be available on the Town’s website at In the event the Corona Pandemic has been resolved by such time, the public hearing will be held at the Parish Town Hall at 2938 E. Main Street, Parish, NY 13131 on such time and date.

The proposed Local Law entitled“ A Local Law Enacting an Extension of a Temporary six (6) Month Moratorium on Free Standing Solar Panel Installation within the Town of Parish”, authorized under Local Law No. 1 of 2020.

Copies of proposed Local Law No.1 of 2020 can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, A workshop will be held immediately following the Public Heating. The purpose of the Workshop is for the Board to discuss the proposed amendments to the Town of Parish Zoning Law. All information regarding the time, date, and manner of the Workshop is the same as stated above.


Kelly Reader
Parish Town Clerk

Update: The Zoom meeting arrangements have been established.
The link to the meeting is
The Zoom meeting ID is 842 6886 7338

The dial-in information is 929.205.6099. The meeting ID is 836 5639 1752.
Note that this is a long distance phone call and charges may apply.

Notice of Public Hearing – Parish Planning Board – Monday, July 27, 2020

The Parish Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. regarding the Thomas Subdivision located at 203 Voorhees Road, Parish. The hearing will be held via Zoom and in person at the Parish Village Gym, 2938 East Main St., Parish, New York.

The link to the Zoom meeting is
The Zoom meeting ID is 836 5639 1752.
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 836 5639 1752.
Long distance charges may apply.

Social distancing and mask wearing protocol will apply. In lieu of participating in the meeting, the public is encouraged to offer comments in writing, by July 24th, 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.

Paul Gage
Planning Board Chairman

Census 2020

The census is a constitutionally mandated count of everyone living in the United States, regardless of their citizenship status. Conducted every ten years, the census is one of the nation’s most important programs. New Yorker’s fair share of federal funds for programs, as well as our congressional representation in Washington, D.C. all depends on an accurate and fully counted census response. Billions of dollars for New York State are at stake.

There are three ways to respond to the 2020 Census:

  • online- visit
  • phone- (844) 330-2020     
  • by mail- mail in the form you should have received in March or April from the Census Bureau.

The census consists of just 10 basic questions: name, number of people living or staying the the home on April 1, 2020; whether the residence is a house, apartment, or mobile home; telephone number; sex; age; date of birth; Hispanic origin; race; and relationship with other household members.

The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The information you provide is used only to produce statistics.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the timeline to complete the census has been extended to October 31, 2020.

Starting August 11, the Census 2020 will begin a new phase – the follow-up interviews with non-respondents. A strong response before this date best positions New York for a complete final count.

New York State’s response rate to date has been 57.3%. It’s a little better for Oswego County and Parish, but we’re a long way from a complete response. If you haven’t responded yet, it’s not too late to help us get there!

Parish Town Board June regular meeting via Zoom, Thursday, July 16, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency, and pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.1 issued on March 12, 2020 suspending the Open Meetings Law and subsequent Executive Orders, the Parish Town Board has scheduled a Zoom Meeting for Thursday, July 16, 2020, to be held electronically via Zoom teleconference. The Zoom meeting will begin at 6:30 pm or shortly after.

Members of the public may listen to or view this town board meeting by going to the web site:

The meeting ID is 824 2500 1614. There is no password.

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

The meeting ID is 824 2500 1614.

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,

Agenda of the July 16, 2020 town board meeting: