Town Board Meetings

Town Board meetings are held at the Ancram Town Hall on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Upcoming meetings are on:

  • Thurs, Jun 15, 7:00pm
  • Thurs, Jul 20, 7:00pm
  • Thurs, Aug 17, 7:00pm

Public Notices

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 to be applied to construction in the Agricultural District on terrain that is designated for protection because it is topographically prominent and scenically important based upon its elevation over 800 feet, being on steep slopes exceeding 15%, visibility from more than 4 miles of public roads in the Town of Ancram, and its size of at least 3.5 acres. Consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, the proposed standards are required for structures on designated terrain when they are part of a major subdivision (5 or more lots). The proposed standards are recommended and encouraged for all other development in the Town of Ancram. The regulation also emphasizes that no lot shall be unbuildable due to these standards. The standards include: Where an area is forested, maintain the continuity of the tree canopy when viewed from publicly accessible locations. Avoid clearing an area to an extent that causes a structure to be silhouetted against the skyline. Where the area to be built upon is not forested, site the structure so that the top of the structure’s roof is not higher than the ridgeline unless trees and shrubs are planted in a way that will effectively screen the proposed structure from view at publicly accessible locations. Retain natural screening of the structure. Limit clearing of existing vegetation to the minimum necessary for the building envelope. Trees can be selectively cut or trimmed to open up view tunnels and view corridors from windows, doors, and decks/porches. Use exterior colors for sides and roofs that blend with the natural environment of the surrounding land. Site the structure so the top of the roof is not higher than the ridgeline unless the structure is screened by existing vegetation when viewed from publicly accessible locations. Use fully shielded light fixtures to direct light downwards instead of sideways and avoid exterior lighting that allows glare to extend beyond property boundaries. Plan road and driveways to minimize cut and fill, clearing of vegetation, and erosion. Place structure along the edges of open fields, especially if any woodland is adjacent. Design the site to help the new structure be visually absorbed by the natural landscape. Carefully consider the impact that cupolas, chimneys, satellite dishes, and antennas may have if they project above the roofline. These structures can be carefully designed in the same manner as the structure to maintain the scenic character of the site when viewed from publicly accessible locations.

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 held in early January, 2013. In addition, we are looking for volunteers to serve on the Financial Advisory Council, the Conservation Advisory Council and the Agricultural Advisory Council. Anyone interested in serving on these Boards or Councils, or in learning more about them, should contact Town Supervisor Art Bassin () by email, phone (329-6512 x 6). Applicants may be asked to come in for interviews by the Boards you are interested in serving on, and by the Town Board.

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.

2016 Background Materials

April Meeting Agenda
April Draft Resolutions
April Supervisor's Report
April Financial Summary
April Detailed Financial Reports
County Information Technology shared services agreement
NYS Unified Solar Permit

March Meeting Agenda
March Draft Resolutions
March Supervisor's Report
March Financial Summary
March Detailed Financial Reports
March Draft Local Law #1 of 2017 - PB/ZBA Alternates

February 2017 Meeting Agenda
February 2017 Draft Resolutions
February 2017 Supervisor's Report
February 2017 Financial Summary
February 2017 Detailed Financial Reports

January 2017 Meeting Agenda
January 2017 Draft Resolutions
January 2017 Supervisor's Report
January 2017 Financial Summary
January 2017 Year-end Cash Position
Preliminary January Financial Reports

January Organizational Meeting Agenda
2017 Financial Control Policy
2017 Purchasing Policy
2017 Fee Schedule
2017 Organizational Resolutions
Year-end Cash Position

December 2016 Meeting Agenda
December 2016 Monthly Supervisor's Report
December 2016 Summary Financial Chart
December 2016 Year End Cash Projection
December 2016 Draft Resolutions
December 2016 Detailed Financial Reports

November 2016 Meeting Agenda
November 2016 Monthly Supervisor's Report
November 2016 Summary Financial Chart
November 2016 Year End Cash Projection
November 2016 Draft Resolutions
November 2016 Detailed Financial Reports
November 2016 Revised health insurance cost trends

October 2016 Meeting Agenda
October 2016 Monthly Supervisor's Report
October 2016 Summary Financial Chart
October 2016 Year End Cash Projection
October 2016 Resolutions
October 2016 Detailed Financial Reports
October 2016 Preliminary 2017 Budget

September 2016 Meeting Agenda
September 2016 Monthly Supervisor's Report
September 2016 Summary Financial Chart
September 2016 Draft Resolutions
September 2016 Detailed Financial Reports
2017 Tentative Budget
2017 Budget Exemptions Report

August 2016 Meeting Agenda
August 2016 Draft Resolutions
August 2016 Monthly Supervisor's Report
August 2016 Summary Financial Chart
August 2016 Detailed Financial Reports
August 2016 Year End Cash Projection

July 2016 Meeting Agenda
July 2016 Draft Resolutions
July 2016 Monthly Supervisor's Report
July 2016 Summary Financial Chart
July 2016 Detailed Financial Reports
July 2016 Year End Cash Projection
July 2016 RTF Law for Adoption

June 2016 Meeting Agenda
June 2016 Monthly Supervisor's Report
June 2016 Summary Financial Chart
June 2016 Draft Resolutions
June 2016 Detailed Financial Reports
June 2016 Cash Projection

May 2016 Meeting Agenda
May 2016 Monthly Supervisor's Report
May 2016 Cash Projection
May 2016 Summary Financial Chart
May 2016 Draft Resolutions
May 2016 Right to Farm Law
May 2016 Detailed Financial Reports

April 2016 Meeting Agenda
April 2016 Monthly Supervisor's Report
April 2016 Summary Financial Chart
April 2016 Draft Resolutions
April 2016 Right to Farm Law
April 2016 Detailed Financial Reports

March 2016 Meeting Agenda
March 2016 Monthly Supervisor's Report
March 2016 Summary Financial Chart
March 2016 Draft Resolutions
March 2016 Right to Farm Law
March 2016 Detailed Financial Reports

February 2016 Meeting Agenda
February 2016 Monthly Supervisor's Report
February 2016 Summary Financial Chart
February 2016 Draft Resolutions
February 2016 Right to Farm Law
February 2016 Detailed Financial Reports

January 2016 Meeting Agenda
January 2016 Draft Resolutions
January 2016 Monthly Supervisor's Report
January 2016 Summary Financial Chart
January 2016 Detailed Financial Report
January 2016 Draft Capital Plan
January 2016 Climate Smart Communities
January 2016 Highway Construction Standards
January 2016 Right to Farm Law

Year-End and Organizational Meeting Agenda
Financial Policy & Process
Purchasing Policy
Fee Schedule
Organizational Resolutions
Right to Farm Law
CAC Year-End Report

2015 Background Materials

November 2015 Meeting Agenda
November 2015 Monthly Supervisor's Report
November 2015 Summary Financial Chart
November 2015 Draft Resolutions
November 2015 Detailed Financial Reports

October 2015 Meeting Agenda
October 2015 Monthly Supervisor's Report
October 2015 Summary Financial Chart
October 2015 Draft Resolutions
2016 Budget
Key Assumptions - 2016 Budget

September 2015 Meeting Agenda
September 2015 Monthly Supervisor's Report
September 2015 Summary Financial Chart
September 2015 Draft Resolutions
September 2015 Detailed Financial Reports

August 2015 Meeting Agenda
August 2015 Monthly Supervisor's Report
August 2015 Summary Financial Chart
August 2015 Draft Resolutions
August 2015 Detailed Financial Reports

July 2015 Meeting Agenda
July 2015 Monthly Supervisor's Report
July 2015 Summary Financial Chart
July 2015 Detailed Financial Reports

June 2015 Meeting Agenda
June 2015 Monthly Supervisor's Report
June 2015 Summary Financial Chart
June 2015 Detailed Financial Reports

May 2015 Meeting Agenda
May 2015 Monthly Supervisor's Report
May 2015 Summary Financial Chart
May 2015 Draft Resolutions
May 2015 Detailed Financial Reports

05-02-15 Special Meeting Agenda
05-02-15 Special Adopted Resolutions

April 2015 Meeting Agenda
April 2015 Monthly Supervisor's Report
April 2015 Summary Financial Chart
April 2015 Draft Resolutions
April 2015 Detailed Financial Reports

March 2015 Meeting Agenda
March 2015 Monthly Supervisor's Report
March 2015 Summary Financial Chart
March 2015 Draft Resolutions
March 2015 Detailed Financial Reports

February 2015 Meeting Agenda
February 2015 Monthly Supervisor's Report
February 2015 Summary Financial Chart
February 2015 Draft Resolutions
February 2015 Detailed Financial Reports

January 2015 Meeting Agenda
January 2015 Monthly Supervisor's Report
January 2015 Summary Financial Chart
January 2015 Draft Resolutions
January 2015 Detailed Financial Reports

January 5, 2015 - Year-End and Organizational Meeting Agendas
January 5, 2015 - Proposed Year-End Meeting Resolutions
January 5, 2015 - Proposed Organizational Meeting Resolutions

2014 Background Materials

December 2014 Meeting Agenda
December 2014 Monthly Supervisor's Report
December 2014 Summary Financial Chart
December 2014 Draft Resolutions
December 2014 Detailed Financial Reports

November 2014 Meeting Agenda
November 2014 Monthly Supervisor's Report
November 2014 Summary Financial Chart
November 2014 Draft Resolutions
November 2014 Detailed Financial Reports

October 2014 Meeting Agenda
October 2014 Monthly Supervisor's Report
October 2014 Summary Financial Chart
October 2014 Draft Resolutions
October 2014 Detailed Financial Reports

September 2014 Meeting Agenda
September 2014 Monthly Supervisor's Report
September 2014 Summary Financial Chart
September 2014 Draft Resolutions
September 2014 Detailed Financial Reports

August 2014 Meeting Agenda
August 2014 Monthly Supervisor's Report
August 2014 Summary Financial Chart
August 2014 Draft Resolutions
August 2014 Detailed Financial Reports

July 2014 Meeting Agenda
July 2014 Monthly Supervisor's Report
July 2014 Summary Financial Chart
July 2014 Detailed Financial Reports
Draft Local Law to Itemize Library Taxes on Property Tax Bill
Draft Local Law on Unsafe Buildings

June 2014 Meeting Agenda
June 2014 Monthly Supervisor's Report
June 2014 Summary Financial Chart
June 2014 Draft Resolutions
June 2014 Detailed Financial Reports

May 2014 Meeting Agenda
May 2014 Monthly Supervisor's Report
May 2014 Summary Financial Chart
May 2014 Draft Resolutions
May 2014 Detailed Financial Reports

April 2014 Meeting Agenda
April 2014 Monthly Supervisor's Report
April 2014 Summary Financial Chart
April 2014 Draft Resolutions
April 2014 Detailed Financial Reports

March 2014 Meeting Agenda
March 2014 Monthly Supervisor's Report
March 2014 Summary Financial Chart
March 2014 Priorities
March 2014 Detailed Financial Reports

February 2014 Meeting Agenda
February 2014 Monthly Supervisor's Report
February 2014 Summary Financial Chart
February 2014 Priorities
February 2014 Detailed Financial Reports

January 2014 Meeting Agenda
January 2014 Monthly Supervisor's Report
January 2014 Summary Financial Chart
January 2014 Priorities
January 2014 Detailed Financial Reports

2013 Background Materials

December 2013 Meeting Agenda
December 2013 Draft Resolutions
December 2013 Monthly Supervisor's Report
December 2013 Summary Financial Chart
December 2013 Detailed Financial Reports

November 2013 Meeting Agenda
November 2013 Draft Resolutions
November 2013 Monthly Supervisor's Report
November 2013 Summary Financial Chart
November 2013 Detailed Financial Reports

October 2013 Meeting Agenda
October 2013 Monthly Supervisor's Report
October 2013 Summary Financial Chart
October 2013 Detailed Financial Reports

September 2013 Meeting Agenda
September 2013 Monthly Supervisor's Report
September 2013 Summary Financial Chart
September 2013 Detailed Financial Reports

August 2013 Meeting Agenda
August 2013 Monthly Supervisor's Report
August Summary Financial Chart
August 2013 Detailed Financial Reports

July Meeting 2013 Agenda
July 2013 Draft Resolutions
July 2013 Monthly Supervisor's Report
July 2013 Summary Financial Chart
July 2013 Detailed Financial Reports

June 2013 Meeting Agenda
June 2013 Draft Resolutions
June 2013 Monthly Supervisor's Report
June 2013 Summary Financial Chart
June 2013 Detailed Financial Reports

May 2013 Meeting Agenda
May 2013 Draft Resolutions
May 2013 Monthly Supervisor's Report
May 2013 Summary Financial Chart
May 2013 Detailed Financial Reports

April 2013 Meeting Agenda
April 2013 Draft Resolutions
April 2013 Monthly Supervisor's Report
April 2013 Summary Financial Chart
April 2013 Detailed Financial Reports

March 2013 Meeting Agenda
March 2013 Draft Resolutions
March 2013 Monthly Supervisor's Report
March 2013 Summary Financial Chart
March 2013 Detailed Financial Reports

February 2013 Meeting Agenda
February 2013 Draft Resolutions
February 2013 Monthly Supervisor's Report
February 2013 Summary Financial Chart
February 2013 Detailed Financial Reports

January 2013 Meeting Agenda
January 2013 Draft Resolutions
January 2013 Monthly Supervisor's Report
January 2013 Summary Financial Chart
January 2013 Detailed Financial Reports

2012 Background Materials

December 2012 Meeting Agenda
December 2012 Draft Resolutions
December 2012 Monthly Supervisor's Report
December 2012 Summary Financial Chart
December 2012 Detailed Financial Reports

November 2012 Meeting Agenda
November 2012 Draft Resolutions
November 2012 Monthly Supervisor's Report
November 2012 Summary Financial Chart
November 2012 Detailed Financial Reports

October 2012 Meeting Agenda
October 2012 Draft Resolutions
October 2012 Monthly Supervisor's Report
October 2012 Summary Financial Chart

September 2012 Meeting Agenda
September 2012 Draft Resolutions
September 2012 Monthly Supervisor's Report
September 2012 Summary Financial Chart
September 2012 Detailed Financial Reports

August 2012 Meeting Agenda
August 2012 Draft Resolutions
August 2012 Monthly Supervisor's Report
August 2012 Summary Financial Chart
August 2012 Detailed Financial Reports

July 2012 Meeting Agenda
July 2012 Draft Resolutions
July 2012 Monthly Supervisor's Report
July 2012 Summary Financial Chart
July 2012 Detailed Financial Reports

June 2012 Meeting Agenda
June 2012 Draft Resolutions
June 2012 Monthly Supervisor's Report
June 2012 Summary Financial Chart
June 2012 Detailed Financial Reports

May 2012 Meeting Agenda
May 2012 Draft Resolutions
May 2012 Monthly Supervisor's Report
May 2012 Summary Financial Chart
May 2012 Detailed Financial Reports

April 2012 Meeting Agenda
April 2012 Draft Resolutions
April 2012 Monthly Supervisor's Report
April 2012 Summary Financial Chart
April 2012 Detailed Financial Reports

March 2012 Meeting Agenda
March 2012 Draft Resolutions
March 2012 Monthly Supervisor's Report
March 2012 Summary Financial Chart
March 2012 Detailed Financial Reports

February 2012 Meeting Agenda
February 2012 Draft Resolutions

January 2012 Meeting Agenda
January 2012 Draft Resolutions
January 2012 Supervisor's Report
January 2012 Financial Chart
January 2012 Financial Report

2011 Background Materials

December 2011 Meeting Agenda
December 2011 Draft Resolutions
December 2011 Supervisor's Report
December 2011 Financial Chart
December 2011 Financial Report

November 2011 Meeting Agenda
November 2011 Draft Resolutions
November 2011 Supervisor's Report
November 2011 Financial Chart
November 2011 Financial Report

October 2011 Meeting Agenda
October 2011 Draft Resolutions
October 2011 Supervisor's Report
October 2011 Financial Chart
October 2011 Financial Report

September 2011 Meeting Agenda
September 2011 Draft Resolutions
September 2011 Supervisor's Report
September 2011 Financial Chart
September 2011 Financial Report

August 2011 Meeting Agenda
August 2011 Draft Resolutions
August 2011 Supervisor's Report
August 2011 Financial Chart
August 2011 Financial Report

July 2011 Meeting Agenda
July 2011 Draft Resolutions
July 2011 Supervisor's Report
July 2011 Financial Chart
July 2011 Financial Report

June 2011 Meeting Agenda
June 2011 Draft Resolutions
June 2011 Supervisor's Report
June 2011 Financial Chart
June 2011 Financial Report

May 2011 Meeting Agenda
May 2011 Draft Resolutions
May 2011 Supervisor's Report
May 2011 Financial Chart
May 2011 Financial Report

April 2011 Meeting Agenda
April 2011 Draft Resolutions
April 2011 Supervisor's Report
April 2011 Financial Chart
April 2011 Financial Report

March 2011 Meeting Agenda
March 2011 Draft Resolutions
March 2011 Supervisor's Report
March 2011 Financial Chart
March 2011 Financial Report

February 2011 Meeting Agenda
February 2011 Draft Resolutions
February 2011 Supervisor's Report
February 2011 Financial Chart
February 2011 Financial Report

January 2011 Meeting Agenda
January 2011 Draft Resolutions
January 2011 Supervisor's Report
January 2011 Financial Chart
January 2011 Financial Report

2010 Financial Reports

December 2010 Supervisor's Report
December 2010 Financial Chart
December 2010 Financial Report

November 2010 Supervisor's Report
November 2010 Financial Chart
November 2010 Financial Report

October 2010 Supervisor's Report
October 2010 Financial Chart
October 2010 Financial Report

September 2010 Supervisor's Report
September 2010 Financial Chart
September 2010 Financial Report

August 2010 Supervisor's Report
August 2010 Financial Chart
August 2010 Financial Report

July 2010 Supervisor's Report
July 2010 Financial Chart
July 2010 Financial Report

June 2010 Supervisor's Report
June 2010 Financial Chart
June 2010 Financial Report

May 2010 Supervisor's Report
May 2010 Financial Chart
May 2010 Financial Report

April 2010 Supervisor's Report
April 2010 Financial Chart
April 2010 Financial Report

March 2010 Supervisor's Report
March 2010 Financial Chart
March 2010 Financial Report

February 2010 Supervisor's Report
February 2010 Financial Chart
February 2010 Financial Report

January 2010 Supervisor's Report
January 2010 Financial Chart