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Town Board Public Hearing - February 18, 2016

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there will be a public hearing before the Ghent Town Board on February 18, 2016 at 6:45 p.m. at the Ghent Town Hall, Route 66, Ghent, New York 12075, for the purpose of considering the adoption of Local Law No. 1 of 2016, which would impose a three month moratorium on ... more

Seeking Applicants - Planning Board & Zoning Board of Appeals

The Ghent Town Board is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Town's Planning Board or the Zoning Board of Appeals. Meetings for the Planning Board are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm and meetings for the Zoning Board are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

Anyone interested in a applying should submit a letter of interest along with a resume to Supervisor Mike Benvenuto at by February 29, 2016. A list of candidates will then be asked to come in for an interview with a selection committee.


WHEREAS, the Planning Board has discussed specific issues that consistently arise during the Planning Board deliberations of applications; and
WHEREAS, specifically the requirement that applicant obtain site plan approval for the construction of any accessory use structure of an area of more than 1,000 square feet in all zoning districts is onerous, unnecessary and costly; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Board suggests that structures build in Rural Residential/Agricultural-1 and Rural Residential/Agricultural-2 Districts be not be subject to this requirement since .... click here for full resolution

Revised Zoning Provisions

Zoning Map
Design Standards Proposed Draft
Design Standards Compared
Appendix C Proposed Draft
Appendix C Compared
Revised Appendix D Proposed Draft
Appendix D Compared
Chapter 190 Zoning
Chapter 190 Zoning 2
Zoning Article II Districts and Boundaries Proposed
Zoning Article II Districts and Boundaries Compared

Note: For a person to understand how the proposed changes may affect a particular parcel, it is suggested that you first identify the District that the parcel is located in by identifying it on the below proposed Zoning Map. Then look at the Appendix C Proposed Draft and the Appendix D Proposed Draft to identify permitted Uses and Dimensional Regulations, respectively. Section 190-13 of the Design Standard Proposed Draft specifies all the applicable standards.

New York State Electric & Gas Corporation submits this interim status report.

We are pleased to announce that settlement negotiations for the Columbia County Transmission Project have made excellent progress. The parties participating in the negotiations have consented to waive the confidentiality provision of 16 NYCRR ยง3.9(d) in order to inform you that the negotiations are now focused on a "reduced scope" 34.5 kV low voltage line ("Reduced Scope Line"). While we expect the settlement negotiations, NYSEG's design phase, and the more

town information

Click here for the Agenda for 1/21/16 Town Board Meeting.

Click here for Proposed Local Law 1 of 2016.

Click here for Proposed Local Law 2 of 2016.

Click here to view Town Supervisor's Reports.

Click here to view 2016 Final Town of Ghent Budget.

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

Click here to view the Ginsberg's Site Plan.

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


upcoming board meetings

Town Board Meeting: Feb 18, 7:00pm
Planning Board Application Night: Mar 2, 6:00pm
Planning Board Meeting: Mar 2, 7:00pm
Town Board Workshop: Mar 3, 7:00pm
Zoning Board Application Night: Mar 9, 6:00pm
Zoning Board Meeting: Mar 9, 7:00pm
Town Board Meeting: Mar 17, 7:00pm
Planning Board Application Night: Apr 6, 6:00pm
Planning Board Meeting: Apr 6, 7:00pm
Town Board Workshop: Apr 7, 7:00pm


*** NOTICE ***

Any town resident who is receiving the unsolicited free circular called "Shop and Find", and wishes to have that home delivery stopped, please contact the following individual at the Register Star and ask that your address be taken off the list.

Courtney Wrigley


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.

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