Town Board

Pete Nelson
Richard Sardo
Mallory Mort
Charles Wood

Mike Benvenuto, Town Supervisor

ph: 518.392.4644
fax: 518.392.9030

Regular Town Board meetings are held the third Thursday of each month, starting at 7:00pm, at the Ghent Town Hall.  In addition, the Board holds informational planning and working sessions the first Thursday of the months which start at 7:00pm.

Members of the Public are encouraged to attend Town Board meetings.  Please feel free to contact Board members with any questions, concerns or suggestions.  Your input is valued.

Click here for Town Board Meeting Minutes

Board of Assessment Review (BAR)

Chair: (open)

Stephen Acciani
Bruce Alpart
Donald Converse
Keith Kanaga
Thomas Messina

What to Do if You Disagree with Your Assessment
Grievance Applications & Grievance Instructions can be printed from the NYS Office of Real Property Tax Services website:

Planning Board

Chair: Jonathan Walters
518.392.5035 (home)

Aaron Groom, Co-Chair
Geoffrey French
Larry Machiz
Gary Ocean
Martin Silver
Dana Rosenstreich

To make an Application to the Planning Board, the proposed usage must first be reviewed by Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO) Gil Raab.  ZEO Raab will issue a determination as to whether it is in compliance with zoning ordinances.

Planning Board Application Nights are held at the Town Hall on the second Wednesday of each month, beginning at 7 pm.  Board members must review the proposed project, before an Application can be scheduled for a Board meeting.
Planning Board Meetings, including both Application presentations and Public Hearings, are regularly held the first Wednesday of each month, beginning at 7 pm.

Click here for Planning Board Meeting Minutes

Application Forms and Fee Schedules are available for download here.

Town of Ghent Code is available on line.

Ginsberg’s Foods Revised Plan
Ginsberg’s Site Plan

Zoning Board of Appeals

Chair: Mark Huston
518.392.3269 (home)

Lew Streeter, Deputy Chair
Jim Andrews
Keith Kanaga
John Pohodzay

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meets the second Wednesday of each month.  Meetings are held at the Town Hall and begin at 7 pm.  Members of the public are always welcome.
Town of Ghent Code is available on-line.

Click here for Zoning Board Meeting Minutes

Click here for the Ghent Zoning Map

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