Please note the 9/21/17 Town Board meeting has been rescheduled as follows:
Town Board: Sept 16, 11am
Town Board: Sept 19, 6:45 pm
CAC: Oct 2, 7:00pm
Planning Board: Oct 5, 7:00pm
Town Board: Oct 19, 7:00pm
Planning Board: Nov 2, 7:00pm
CAC: Nov 6, 7:00pm
Town Board: Nov 16, 7:00pm
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.
Ethics Board Members
Jack Lindsey, Chair 2021
Ron Brant, 2017
Liinda Pulver, 2018
Bonnie Hundt, 2019
Eric Weiner, 2020
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.