Planning Board Meetings

Planning Board meetings are held at the Ancram Town Hall on the 1st Thursday of each month. Upcoming meetings are on:

  • Thurs, Jul 6, 7:00pm
  • Thurs, Aug 3, 7:00pm
  • Thurs, Sep 7, 7:00pm

Planning Agendas / Minutes

06/01/17 - agenda

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ZBA Meetings

Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are held at the Ancram Town Hall as needed.

ZBA Minutes

01/16/17 - minutes

12/06/16 - minutes

11/10/16 - minutes

10/18/16 - minutes

04/28/16 - agenda

03/31/16 - minutes

06/08/15 - minutes

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Planning Board

Information

2014 Zoning Law
Updated Subdivision Laws
Subdivision Design and Construction Standards
Scenic Views
Short Environmental Assessment Form
Planning Forms

Planning Board Members

John Ingram (2020), Chair
Joe Crocco (2017)
Bob Roche (2018)
James Stickle (2019)
Dennis Sigler (2021)
Terry Boyles (2022)
Erin Robertson (2023)
Alternate: Ann Rader
2nd Alternate: Palmer Irving

Clerk: John Hoffman /
Office Hours: Wednesdays 10am - 2pm
Phone:  (518) 329-6512, ext. 205

The Ancram Planning Board reviews and approves subdivision and site plan proposals and administers the Town Zoning and Subdivision Laws in order to maintain and encourage the orderly and efficient development of the Town. The Board ensures that all subdivided land can be used safely for building purposes and that new development is consistent with the purposes of Ancram’s local laws. In considering each subdivision or site plan the Board also protects soil, water, air, natural resources and the Town’s rural and agricultural character. The Board assures all proposals brought before it relate to the Town’s Comprehensive Master Plan and are thus in harmony with the objectives and intended development pattern of the Town as a whole. The Board meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall. These meetings are open to the public.

Zoning Board

Zoning Forms

Zoning Board of Appeals Members

Bonnie Hundt (2019), Chair
William Lutz (2017)
Fred Schneeberger (2018), Vice Chair
Sheldon Waldorf (2020)
Ron Brandt (2021)
Susan Bassin (Alternate)

Clerk:  John Hoffman /
Office Hours: Wednesdays 10am - 2pm
Phone:  (518) 329-6512, ext. 205

The Ancram Zoning Board of Appeals meets on an “as needed” basis.  The purpose of the Board is two-fold.  First, under the appellate jurisdiction, the Board has the power to hear and decide appeals from decisions of administrative officials charged with the enforcement of the zoning ordinance of the Town, that is, to interpret the zoning ordinance and to grant Area and Use Variances.  Before the ZBA considers an application, the application is referred to the Columbia County Planning Board and the Ancram Planning Board. If an Area and Use Variances is granted, it will be up to the town’s code enforcement officer to insure that the stipulations established by the ZBA are adhered to by the applicant.

The zoning board is comprised of 5 full-time members and a 6th member that serves as an alternate.  The term for each of the members and the alternate member is for 5 years, with the town board appointing (or re-appointing) one ZBA member at the annual organizational meeting of the town board.  For more information contact the clerk of the board at 329-6512, ext. 5.  For information on building permits and code enforcement, contact the building inspector or zoning code enforcement officer at 329-6512, ext. 3.