Town Boards, Commissions, Councils & Committees
All meetings are held at the Town Meeting Hall, 50 Bostock Road, in Shokan unless otherwise advertised. For additional information on Town Meetings contact the Town Clerk at (845) 657-8118 ext. 5.
Town BoardPO Box 96 West Shokan, NY 12494
This elected five member legislative board- four Council positions and the Supervisor meets the second Tuesday of every month with audit meetings being the preceding Monday.
- Berndt Leifeld: Supervisor ~ 845-657-8118 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Linda Burkhardt: Council Member ~ 845-657-6543 ~ email@example.com
- Peter Friedel: Council Member ~ 845-657-9395 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bruce LaMonda: Council Member ~ 845-657-2467 or cell phone: (845) 853-3808~ email@example.com
- Donald Van Buren: Council Member ~ 845-657-8106 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning BoardPO Box 180 West Shokan, NY 12494
The seven member planning board is appointed by the Town Board and meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. Their duties are to review and approve all subdivision, site plan, or special use applications. They are a volunteer board working under New York State guidelines, as well as the guidelines provided by the Town of Olive Subdivision Regulations, the Town of Olive Zoning Ordinance as adopted June 6, 1975, with amendments, and Olive Environmental Review Regulations.
Application for Site Plan
Application for Subdivision
Short Environmental Assessment Form
Zoning Board of AppealsPO Box 1366 Olivebridge, NY 12461
The five member appeal board is appointed by the Town Board and meets the first Thursday of each month only when there is an application for review. Their determinations are made in compliance with New York State law and the same local guidelines as the Olive Planning Board. They issue interpretations of Olive’s Zoning Ordinance and Map, as requested by application, and make determinations of whether or not to vary the Zoning Ordinance in hardship cases.
Zoning Board of Appeals Form
Board of Ethics
This three member board is appointed by the Town Board as per Local Law #2 of 1970 to render advisory opinions to Town Officers in cases where standards of ethical conduct for public officers is questioned.
Board of Assessment Review
This five-member board is appointed by the Town Board and meets annually for the sole purpose of guaranteeing taxpayers’ rights by hearing real property assessment complaints and arriving at fair and impartial determinations regarding those complaints. Appointees must attend yearly training sessions in order to appear in the hearings. New York State law requires that these proceedings be held on the fourth Tuesday of May.
The Board of Police Commissioners was established February 5, 1991, and serves at the pleasure of the Town Board. This three member Commission is authorized to exercise all the powers relating to police matters in the Town of Olive and to oversee the Town of Olive Police Department. Being a Commission with total authority to spend funds as they see fit, all members of this Commission are required by New York State law to be an owner of real property and an elector of the Town of Olive. The Town of Olive requires one member to be from the Town Board. The Police Commission oversees all administrative aspects of the Police Department-personnel matters, expenditures, scheduling, and training.
The Conservation Advisory Council which consists of a minimum of five members was established June 6, 1972, by the Town Board to advise in the promotion of development of natural resources and to conduct research into land areas of the Town. The CAC meets monthly to review applications before the Planning Board, ZBA, or Town Board and offers opinions and specifics concerning various projects. One member of the CAC is appointed by the Town Board to represent Olive at regular meetings of the Ulster County Environmental Management Council.
All Town of Olive Committees are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Supervisor. The various Town committees offer advisory opinions and recommendations to the Town Board. Current appointed committees include Highway, Cable Television, and Recreation.