WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
     Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

          Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 5, 2004
                         Commission file number 0-11716


                           COMMUNITY BANK SYSTEM, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


                             New York Stock Exchange
                   (Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered)

                  Delaware                                 16-1213679
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

5790 Widewaters Parkway, DeWitt, New York                  13214-1883
(Address of principal executive offices)                    (Zip Code)

                                 (315) 445-2282
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

Item 5. Other Events

Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") requested that Community Bank System,
Inc. provide ISS with additional information about tax fees that Community Bank
System, Inc. reported in its proxy statement for its 2004 Annual Meeting of
Shareholders. ISS further requested that Community Bank System, Inc. publish
this information either in an 8-K filing or in a press release. The following is
the information we provided to ISS:


The following table sets forth fees billed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for
services rendered for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2003:

            Audit fees                                         $200,000
            Audit-related fees                                  103,645
            Tax fees-preparation and compliance                  53,500
              Total audit, audit related and tax preparation
                 and compliance fees                            357,145

            Other non-audit fees:
              Tax fees-other                                    283,401
              All other fees                                      5,000
                Total-other fees                                288,401
                   Total-fees                                  $645,546



Pursuant to the requirements of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                           Community Bank System, Inc.

Date: May 5, 2004                       /s/ Mark E. Tryniski
                                        Mark E. Tryniski, Treasurer, Chief
                                        Operating Officer and Chief Financial