Town Board: Ancram Kid’s Camp & Pool Programs
Date of Public Notice Event: November 4, 2017
Town Board: The Ancram Town Board will hold a special Town Board meeting on November 4, 2017 at 10 am at the Ancram Town Hall, 1416 County Route 7, Ancram NY to conduct a Forum to discuss the Ancram kids camp and pool programs.
Town Board: Ridgeline/steep slopes
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: Appointments to Boards
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Financial Advisory Council
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 independent public oversight of the Town’s financial management process. The FAC also participates in the preparation of the annual budget, annually reviews the Town’s insurance policies, reviews the Town’s financial reports on a monthly basis and conducts an annual audit of the Town’s financial books and records. The FAC normally meets once a month at 9:30 am on the Saturday morning prior to the Town Board meeting, which is the third Thursday of each month, at the Ancram Town Hall, and more frequently during periods of budget preparation and audit review. Anyone interested in joining the FAC should contact Art Bassin by email at ( email@example.com) or by phone at 329-0921.
Town Board: Meetings schedule
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.
Town Board: Town Hall Snow/Ice Control Bids
Town Board: Town Hall Snow/Ice Control Bids:
The Town of Ancram is accepting bids for Ancram Town Hall snow/ice control services. Specifications are: The entire Town Hall parking area will be plowed clear of snow and salt/ice melt applied. Snow will be piled up away from the Town Hall at the far end of the parking lot. Access to the mail box and dumpster must be maintained.The Town Hall sidewalks will be shoveled clear of snow and ice melt applied. If freezing rain or sleet accumulates, sand and/or salt/ice melt will be applied to the parking area and sidewalks. Plowing, shoveling, and melt application must be completed before 9:00 am for any overnight snow accumulation of one inch or more, or for substantial freezing rain/sleet accumulation. If snowfall continues during the day to at least one inch of additional accumulation, or if substantial freezing rain/sleet accumulates, plowing, shoveling, and sand/melt application will be repeated between 4:00 and 6:00 pm if an evening meeting or public event is scheduled. The contractor will be provided a calendar of scheduled meetings and events at Town Hall. The contractor may be contacted to remove snow/ice at any time for Town Court arraignments, sheriff patrol access, or as directed by the Building Superintendent or Town Supervisor. Only ice melt that will not harm concrete or plants will be applied to sidewalks. Contractor is responsible for providing the above services and materials from November 15to April 15, must provide Certificates of Insurance for General Liability and Workers Compensation with $1 million coverage and $2 million aggregate for the working season, and may bid on a 1-year, 3-year, or 5-year term. Bids must be for the entire cost for the November 15 to April 15 period; payments will be paid in five installments, December through April. The Town reserves the right to cancel the contract for unsatisfactory performance, which will be determined by the Town Board at its sole discretion. Bids will be accepted at the Ancram Town Clerk’s Office, 1416 County Route 7, Ancram, NY 12502, during regular business hours Weds & Thurs, 10 am to 2 pm and Sat, 9:30 am to 12 noon, and must be submitted not later than 12 noon, Saturday, October 14, 2017. The Ancram Town Board will review bids at its meeting on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7 pm. The Town Board reserves the right to reject all bids at its sole discretion.
Town Board Meeting Rescheduled
Town of Ancram Public Notice: The Ancram Town Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 19 at 7 pm has been rescheduled to Monday, October 16 at 7 pm at the Ancram Town Hall, 1416 CR 7, Ancram NY 12502.
Planning Board: subdivision of parcel ID# 220.1-1-07.1
Planning Board: Please take notice that the Town of Ancram Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ancram Town Hall, 1416 County Route 7 Ancram, New York 12502. Under consideration is the application for a subdivision of parcel ID# 220.1-1-07.1 owned by Four Partners Land Co., located at County Route 8 and Route 82, Ancramdale, NY 12503. All persons wishing to comment on the application will have an opportunity to do so.
ZBA: application for an Area Variance by Four Partner’s Land Co.
ZBA: Please take notice that the Town of Ancram Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on September 11, 2017, at 6:00 PM at the Ancram Town Hall, 1416 County Route 7. Under consideration is an application for an Area Variance by Four Partner’s Land Co. , who seek a variance from the side yard requirements, at property located at County Route 8 and Route 82, Tax map parcel number #220.1.-1-07.01. All persons wishing to comment on the application will have an opportunity to do so.
Planning Board: application for a subdivision of parcel ID# 206.-1-8
Planning Board: Please take notice that the Town of Ancram Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ancram Town Hall, 1416 County Route 7. Under consideration is the application for a subdivision of parcel ID# 206.-1-8 owned by Robert and Leah Wilcox located at 88 Roche Drive, Ancramdale, NY 12503. All persons wishing to comment on the application will have an opportunity to do so.