CAC: Jun 3, 7:00pm
Planning Board: Jun 6, 7:30pm
Town Board: Jun 20, 7:00pm
CAC: Jul 1, 7:00pm
Planning Board: Jul 4, 7:30pm
Town Board: Jul 18, 7:00pm
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
Ancram Financial Advisory Council: The Ancram Financial Advisory Council (FAC) was established by the Ancram Town Board to provide financial analytic support for the Town Board and Town Supervisor and to provide independent public… 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.
Ethics Board Members
Jack Lindsey, Chair
Ancram has had an Ethics law in effect since 1970. The Ethics Law was reviewed and updated in 2010, and adopted by the Town Board at the November 2010 Town Board meeting. The new Ethics Law establishes a five person Board of Ethics, outlines procedures for submitting requests to have the Ethics Board provide opinions on matters involving ethical considerations, and also a process to request that the Ethics Board investigate allegations of ethical misconduct. To make the Board of Ethics independent of political influence,
Ethics Board members are appointed for staggered five year terms, with one of the five members’ terms expiring each year. Ethics Board members may serve three consecutive five years terms. Appointments to the Ethics Board will be made by the Town Board from candidates recommended by the Board of Ethics. The Ethics Board has subpoena powers, can recommend fines and the dismissal of appointed and elected officials if, after an investigation, the Ethics Board finds violations of the Town, County or State ethics laws. Further, making false statements to the Ethics Board is perjury, and can result in the criminal penalties which apply to perjury.
The Ethics Board also has the authority to refer matters to the County Ethics Board for action if the Town Board does not act to support its recommendations.