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Columbia County Industrial Development Agency

New Public Hearing Date and Time

The Columbia County Industrial Development Agency's public hearing scheduled for October 1, 2014 at the Claverack Town Hall to obtain public comment on Ginsberg's project has been rescheduled to the A. B. Shaw Fire Company Firehouse, 67 State Route 23, Claverack, NY 12523 on October 15, 2014 at 7 PM.

ZBA - October 8, 2014

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Ghent Zoning Board of Appeals will hold TWO Public Hearings, at the Ghent VFW, Route 66, Ghent, NY on Wednesday, 10/8/14, beginning at 7pm, to consider the following:

An appeal of the ruling by the Building Inspector with regard to issuing a Certificate of Occupancy to the Kinderhook Sportsmens Club.
An AREA VARIANCE for the Ghent Sportsmens Club regarding an expansion of a non-conforming building.

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

Town Board PUBLIC HEARING - October 16, 2014

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that there will be a public hearing before the Ghent Town Board on 10/16/2014 at 7:15pm at the Ghent Town Hall, Route 66, Ghent, New York 12075, for the purpose of considering proposed Local Law No. 3 of the year 2014, which would amend the Town of Ghent Zoning Code to increase the fines and penalties for violations of said Zoning Code in general, and specifically with respect to violations of those provisions of the Zoning Code governing mining activities within the Town. A full copy of the proposed Local Law may be obtained from the Ghent Town Clerk during normal business hours.

Planning Board - October 1, 2014

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, 10/1/2014, beginning at 7pm at the Town Hall located at 2306 State Route 66 , the Ghent Planning Board will hold Public Hearings to consider the following:

Camphill Ghent in relation to an application for site plan review of a proposed 24'x24' barn at 2542 State Route 66, Ghent. Tax Parcel #75.-1-18

Liberty Stud in relation to an application for a special permit for horse boarding and riding stables at 114 Ostrander Road, Ghent. Tax Parcel #92.-2-49

Drake Petroleum / Ghent Extra Mart in relation to an application for site plan review at 2327 State Route 66, Ghent. Tax Parcel #75.4-3-14

All interested parties will be heard at that time.

Public Hearing - IDA re: Ginsberg Project

The next Public Hearing for the IDA regarding the Ginsberg project will be held on October 1, 2014 at 7pm at the Claverack Town Hall located at 836 Route 217 in Mellenville.

Click here for full notice.

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: 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
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


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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