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Public Hearing - November 20, 2014

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there will be a public hearing before the Ghent Town Board on11/20/2014 at 7:15pm. at the Ghent Town Hall, Route 66, Ghent, New York 12075, for the purpose of considering proposed Local Law No. 4 of the year 2014, which would amend the Town of Ghent Zoning Code, Chapter 190, Attachment 5:2, Appendix E to include a maximum building height in the BIC, BC, and LC/B zones of 35 feet or as otherwise required by the Federal Aviation Administration. A full copy of the proposed Local Law may be obtained from the Ghent Town Clerk during normal business hours.

Planning Board - November 5, 2014

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, 11/05/2014, beginning a 7pm at the Town of Hall at 2306 State Route 66, the Ghent Planning Board will hold Public Hearing to consider the following:

Wegman Family Trust in relation to an application

IDA Board Action on Ginsberg’s Application


I wanted to let you know of the action taken by the Columbia County IDA at their meeting this morning concerning the Ginsberg's project. I will also outline the next steps that need to be taken prior to final IDA approval.

This morning the IDA voted unanimously to accept the company's application and authorize the IDA Executive Director to set the date, time and location for a public hearing.

1) Attached is a memorandum prepared for the IDA Board that outlines the requested (and negotiated) terms of IDA agreement as well as calculated economic benefits. The memo outlines the sales tax savings, mortgage recording tax savings and the structure of a proposed PILOT for the company. Click here to view memorandum.

2) The next step is for the establishment of a public hearing to solicit public comment on the tax benefits being considered. Please keep in mind the parcel slated more

town information

Click here to view Town Supervisor's Reports.

Click here to view the Ginsberg's Foods Revised Plan.

Click here to view the Ginsberg's Site Plan.

Click here to view 2014 GHENT FINAL BUDGET.

Click here to view Price Chopper Plan documents.

Click here to view the Town of Ghent Dog Licensing Fees.


upcoming board meetings

Planning Board Application Night: Nov 5, 6:00pm
Planning Board Meeting: Nov 5, 7:00pm
Zoning Board Application Night: Nov 5, 7:00pm
Town Board Workshop: Nov 6, 7:00pm
Zoning Board Meeting: Nov 12, 7:00pm
Town Board Meeting: Nov 20, 7:30pm
Planning Board Application Night: Dec 3, 6:00pm
Planning Board Meeting: Dec 3, 7:00pm
Zoning Board Application Night: Dec 3, 7:00pm
Town Board Workshop: Dec 4, 7:00pm
Zoning Board Meeting: Dec 10, 7:00pm
Town Board Meeting: Dec 18, 7:30pm


Community Day

The Town of Ghent regretfully announces that Ghent Community Day will not be held for the year 2014. The Town will resume Community Day festivities at a later date to be announced.

We appreciate the support of our residents and volunteers who have always helped in creating a wonderful event for all to enjoy.

Effective September, 2014 - Change in Planning Board Application Schedule

The Planning Board will now take applications on the same night as board meetings; applications will start at 6pm - meeting at 7pm.

Broadband Accessibility in Columbia County Survey

HUDSON, New York (April 30, 2014) - A survey is being conducted by the Columbia County Board of Supervisors in partnership with Congressman Chris Gibson to gather needed information and data that will allow us to address the lack of access to high quality broadband more

NEEDED - Volunteers for Meals on Wheels

There is an immediate need for volunteer(s) to deliver Meals on Wheels to residents in the Town of Ghent. Substitutes are always needed. Please contact the Town Hall at 392-4644. Volunteer less than an hour of your time and make a difference in your local community.

Cable TV Problems?

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