Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA):
(5 year terms expiring 12/31 of year listed)
- Reappointment: Sharon Cleveland, 2025
- Steve Olyha, 2024, Chair
- Ron Brant, 2021
- William Lutz, 2022
- Fred Schneeberger 2023
- Alternate: Rob Horwitz, 2022
- Second alternate: Carol Falcetti, 2025
Clerk: John Hoffman / firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Wednesdays & Saturdays 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 may be referred to the Columbia County Planning Board for review, and will always be referred to 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. 205. For information on building permits and code enforcement, contact the building inspector or zoning code enforcement officer at 329-6512, ext. 3.
Area and Use Variance
Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are held at the Ancram Town Hall as needed.