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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

Public Hearing (Ginsberg’s) - September 17, 2014

Please note the public hearing for the Ginsberg's application to the IDA is scheduled for 9/17/14 at 10am at the West Ghent Firehouse.

ZBA - September 10, 2014

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Ghent will hold a regular meeting on 9/10/2014 at 7pm at the Town Hall, 2306 Route 66, Ghent, NY at which time the applications by Ginsberg/Crawford & Associates for variances/code interpretation will continue to be reviewed.

ZBA - September 10, 2014

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Ghent will hold a Public Hearing on the 9/10/2014 at 7pm at the Town Hall, 2306 Route 66, Ghent NY to consider an application from Charles Wood, 2266 Route 66, Ghent, NY.

AREA VARIANCE for a proposed shed to replace existing shed. New shed will be 1 or 2 ft. off property line and will be 12 ft. x 16 ft. in size. Proposed shed does not meet set back requirements.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all persons interested will be heard at the above time and place.

Planning Board - September 4, 2014 / Joint Meeting with Claverack

Notice is hereby given that Town of Ghent Planning Board and Town of Claverack Planning Board will have a joint meeting on Thursday, 9/4/2014 beginning at 7pm at the Ghent Town Hall located at 2306 State Route 66, Ghent, NY to continue review and discussion of Ginsberg Foods Warehouse Project.

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: Sep 3, 6:00pm
Planning Board Meeting: Sep 3, 7:00pm
Zoning Board Application Night: Sep 3, 7:00pm
Town Board Workshop: Sep 4, 7:00pm
Zoning Board Meeting: Sep 10, 7:00pm
Town Board Meeting: Sep 18, 7:30pm
Planning Board Application Night: Oct 1, 6:00pm
Planning Board Meeting: Oct 1, 7:00pm
Zoning Board Application Night: Oct 1, 7:00pm
Town Board Workshop: Oct 2, 7:00pm
Zoning Board Meeting: Oct 8, 7:00pm
Town Board Meeting: Oct 16, 7:30pm


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

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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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