public information


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Town of Ghent Planning Board and the Town of Claverack Planning Board will hold a joint Public Hearing to receive comments on the application by Ginsberg's Foods for Site Plan Review and Special Use/Special Exception Permits on Wednesday, 14 May 2014, beginning at 7pm at the Ghent Town Hall, located at 2306 State Route 66, Ghent.

Ginsberg's Foods is proposing to build a new facility to be more

Columbia County Airport Updates

Airport Committee Agenda

Proposed Airport Committee Meeting Dates

Register for NYS STAR (School Property Tax Relief):
Deadline 3/1/2014

All New York homeowners receiving a BASIC STAR exemption MUST re-register (prior to 12/31/13) with the New York State Tax & Finance Department in order to receive the BASIC STAR exemption on their 2014-2015 School Tax Bill and subsequent school tax bills thereafter. Columbia County BASIC STAR recipients will receive a mailing from NYS within the first two weeks of September which will instruct them on how to re-register. CLICK HERE TO RE-REGISTER FOR BASIC STAR

ENHANCED (SENIOR CITIZEN) STAR homeowners will continue to apply each year with their Town Assessor and are not required to re-register with NYS.

New Homeowners and/or homeowners that have never applied for the BASIC STAR exemption will need to apply this year (prior to 3/1/14) with their Town Assessor in order to receive this exemption on their 2014-2015 School Tax Bill.

town information

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

Town Board Workshop: May 1, 7:00pm
Planning Board Meeting: May 7, 7:00pm
Zoning Board Application Night: May 7, 7:00pm
Planning Board Application Night: May 14, 7:00pm
Zoning Board Meeting: May 14, 7:00pm
Town Board Meeting: May 15, 7:30pm
Planning Board Meeting: Jun 4, 7:00pm
Zoning Board Application Night: Jun 4, 7:00pm
Town Board Workshop: Jun 5, 7:00pm
Planning Board Application Night: Jun 11, 7:00pm
Zoning Board Meeting: Jun 11, 7:00pm
Town Board Meeting: Jun 19, 7:30pm


The Ghent Run for Parkinson’s

5K Starts @ Ghent Town Hall, 2306 Rte. 66
Saturday, May 10th
9:00 am
Click here to download form

* All proceeds benefit Parkinson's Research *

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?

The Town's cable TV provider is 'Charter Communications.' Contact them directly with service problems or other concerns.

Charter Communications Corporate Headquarters
314.965.0555, Mon-Fri, 9am - 5 pm
Your call will be answered!