The Ancram Town Hall is open to the public. It is recommended you call ahead to make an appointment with the town official you want to see. To set up an appointment at Town Hall, call 518‐329‐6512. Wearing a mask is recommended when you visit Town Hall.
Recent Information & Documents
Documents related to Local Law # 6 of 2022:
- Memo to the Town Board introducing LL #6 of 2022 -a proposed Local Law Amending Miscellaneous Provisions of the Ancram Zoning Law.
- Resolution of the Ancram Town Board Introducing Local Law #6 of 2022 - scheduling a public hearing on Local Law #6 at 6:45 pm, 21 July 2022.
- LL for Update of Zoning - This is the actual proposed local law.
- Updated Zoning - This is the complete zoning law marked up in red to show proposed amendments embedded in text.
- Local Law #4 of 2022 - ANHNA Financial Support
- Local Law #5 of 2022 - Virtual Public Meetings
- Zoning Law - Amended 2022
- Attorney's Report - Investigation of Disrespectful Behavior
- Ancram ARPA Investment Plan
- 2022 Summer Camp info (PDF)
- Ancram Town Pool - 2022 Informaton and Schedule
- Updated Ancram Directory (2022)
- 2022 Budget Overview
- 2022 Budget
- Revised 2022-2026 Capital Plan
- 2022 Employee Handbook
- 2022 Organizational Resolutions
- 2022 Fee Schedule
- Short Term Rentals - Application and Information
- Cover Letter - Zoning Petition - Iron Star Zoning Map Amendment
- Petition for Zoning Map Amendment with Exhibit
- Fall 2021 Newsletter
- Abstract of Local Law #1 of 2021 (Solar Law) Local Law # 1 of 2021 (Solar Law)
- Local Law # 1 of 2021 (Solar Law)
- Standard Workday Resolution
- Solarize Ancram Information
- The Forests of Ancram - New CAC Document
- Updated 2021 Policy Documents (Fee Schedule, Employee handbook, Policies, etc.)
- Climate Smart Community Task Force 2020 Annual Report, January 7, 2021
- Town Court is Closed to the Public
- Conservation Advisory Council 2020 Annual Report
Meetings & Events
January 5, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Recent Public Notice
Date of Public Notice Event: December 13, 2022
LEGAL NOTICE ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE ANCRAM FIRE DISTRICT On December 13, 2022. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Annual Election of the Ancram Fire District will take place on the 13th day of December 2022 at the Ancram Fire District Fire House located at 1306 County Route 7, Town of Ancram, Columbia …
- Ancram Hamlet Water Survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Ancramwatersurvey
- Updated Ancram Directory (2022)
- Ancram Town Newsletters
- Emergency Services
- Adopted Local Laws & Town Laws (incl. 414 Library Tax Disclosure Law, Right to Farm Law, Zoning Law, Unsafe Building Law etc.)
- Manuals, Policies & Procedures
- Protecting Scenic Ancram
- Everything You Wanted to Know About Building Permits
- Ancram Historic District Information
- Applications (Dog license, Building Permit, Solar Permit etc.)
- http://www.columbiacountyny.com – Columbia County NY Website
The Town of Ancram is located in the southeastern section of Columbia County. The City of Hudson is approximately 20 miles to the northwest, the City of Albany approximately 50 miles to the northwest and the City and Town of Poughkeepsie approximately 35 miles to the southwest. The town was founded in 1803, and was originally part of Gallatin. In 1814 Ancram separated from Gallatin and became an independent Town. The name was derived from the Livingston homestead in Anchoram, Scotland. Robert Livingston, first Lord of the Manor was the son of a Scotch clergyman, born in Anchoram, Scotland in 1654. The town comprises 27,000 of the total 160,000 acres the Livingston family had held from the initial grant by the English Crown in 1686. Philip Livingston, grandson of Robert, founded the first iron works in 1743, the only one of its kind on the banks of the Roeliff Jansen Kill and in the NY Colony. There were four forges, a blast furnace and a refinery forge that employed 75 to 100 men at full operation. Three iron mines and a lead mine supported the iron works.
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The Ancram Freeground Cemetery, sometimes referred to on maps and the internet as the Ancram Old Cemetery, was established at the very end of the 18th Century. Because the cemetery was created before the 1803 incorporation of the town of Ancram, there are no town records of its establishment but it is widely believed that the one acre plot that comprises the cemetery was donated by the Livingston family. Read more >The Livingston's settled in the area in the late 17th century and received a royal charter land grant from King George I in 1715 for 250 square miles of land. Most of that land, known then as Livingston Manor, is now Columbia County.