CAC meetings are held at the Ancram Town Hall on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Upcoming meetings are on:
- Mon, Apr 6, 7:00pm
- Mon, May 4, 7:00pm
- Mon, Jun 1, 7:00pm
Town Board: Adoption of updated Subdivision Law: On February 19, 2015 the Ancram Town Board adopted Local Law #1 of 2015 which included Land Subdivision Regulations and Subdivision and Highway Construction Standards. This local law 1) clarifies definitions for roads and driveways; 2) clarifies how to determine frontage; 3) adds boundary line adjustments as a classification; 4) clarifies when the classification clock starts; 5) emphasizes the Planning Board's openness to communication with all applicants and the corresponding intent and nature of the sketch plan conference; 6) clarifies the coordination and conduct of site visits; 7) establishes road layout standards; and 8) provides format/heading changes to enable readers to more easily identify each section. This local law also deletes some features that are outdated or otherwise don’t coincide with current practice, including passages about notifications, filing notices, and copy requirements. In addition, all procedures and time frames were brought into conformance with New York State Town Law. A copy of this adopted subdivision law is available from the Ancram Town Clerk, and is available on the Town web site at http://www.townorancram.org.
Town Tax Collector: NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF TAX ROLL AND WARRANT
TAKE NOTICE, that I Monica R. Cleveland, the undersigned Collector of Taxes of the Town of Ancram, County of… read more
Accepting Applications: The Town of Ancram is accepting applications for the position of Motor Equipment Operator. Applications are available at the office of the Highway Superintendent, 32 Maple Lane Ancramdale NY 12503, 7:00am to 3:00pm.
Town Board: On June 19, 2014, the Ancram Town Board adopted an amendment to the Town Zoning Ordinance to protect the scenic character of ridgelines and steep slopes. The amendment establishes standards… read more
Town Board: The Ancram Town Board will be making appointments to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Assessment Review at the annual Town Board organizational meeting to be… read more
Financial Advisory Council: The Ancram Financial Advisory Council (FAC) was established by the Ancram Town Board in 2010 to provide financial analytic support for the Town Board and Town Supervisor, and to provide… read more
Town Board: The Town Board of the Town of Ancram does hereby give notice that the Regular Town Board meetings will now be held on the Third Thursday of every month. Any changes will be published prior to the meeting.
Conservation Advisory Council (CAC)
The Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) conducts research, disseminates information and advises other town agencies in the management, development and conservation of the town’s natural resources. It is the CAC’s mandate to serve as an in-depth data base for all issues that pertain to the preservation and ecological well-being of the town’s flora and fauna. The CAC’s mission is also to identify human activities or developments that may pose major threats to environmental quality, and to provide the Town Board with research and comprehensive analyses of the environmental impact of proposed land-use decisions on an “as-needed” basis. The CAC is comprised of 3 to 9 town residents with a strong interest in the Council’s mission, as well as knowledge and experience in the environmental sciences, planning and/or environmental law. It is the aim of the CAC to foster increased understanding of environmental problems and issues, and to support their solutions, including, from time to time, making recommendations to the Town Board of appropriate and desirable changes in existing local laws and ordinances relating to environmental issues. The CAC meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 P.M. at the town hall. These meetings are open to the public.
Conservation Advisory Council Members
Jamie Purinton, Chair: N.Y. / 329.2337
State licensed landscape architect; author of books on landscape architecture; biodiversity mapping team and amphibian monitoring program.
David Dembo, Vice Chair / 329.1400
Researcher and writer on environmental, health and safety issues for non-profit organizations for 25 years; Organic farmer.
Choral Eddie: Ancram biodiversity mapping team; wildlife rescue work; amphibian monitoring team; graduate studies in environmental sciences.
Joe Hoyt: Bachelor of Technology, Wildlife management, Suny Cobleskill; Avian Field Technician, Smithsonian Bird Institute, Washington, D.C; biodiversity mapping team and special knowledge of reptiles and amphibians.
Samantha Langton: PhD candidate SUNY Albany, Dept. of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences with a focus on climate change. Bachelors in geology with research work in geochemistry. Research and teaching in mineralogy, hydrogeology, and oceanography; biodiversity mapping team.
Jane H. Meigs: BA Oberlin College and MS Long Island University; Conservation Education Director, Sustainability Coordinator and Environmental Science Teacher at Millbrook School. Green Schools Alliance Coordinator; Librarian and Field Research experience.
Erin Robertson: Certification in Landscape Design and Horticulture from the Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Architectural designer and draftsperson; biodiversity mapping team.
Kim E. Tripp, D.O., Ph.D. / 398.0644
Osteopathic physician (D.O.) and plant scientist (Ph.D.) with an extensive career dedicated to plants, plant conservation, and botanical gardens, and fully licensed osteopathic physician in practice in Sharon, CT.
Advisors to the CAC