Welcome to the Town of Ghent
Ghent is a peaceful town where independence and community coexist. Founded in 1818 from parts of Chatham, Claverack and Kinderhook, it was named for the peace treaty that brought the War of 1812 to a close, re-establishing U.S. independence from Great Britain.
Ghent is tucked away in the beautiful Hudson Valley of Upstate New York, centrally located in Columbia County and northeast of the city of Hudson. It has a total area of 45.4 square miles and a population of 5,402 at the 2010 census. Ghent’s zip code is 12075.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PUBLIC NOTICES
There will be a Town of Ghent Town Board Workshop and Board Meeting on Thursday, September 16, 2021 on Zoom beginning at 6:00 p.m.
There is a vacancy on the Ghent Zoning Board. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume or bio to Koethi Zan, Mal Mort and Michelle Radley no later than September 24, 2021.
The Town of Ghent is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals Secretary.
All regular Town Board and Town Board Workshop Meetings will be conducted and open to the public via the Zoom online meeting platform until further notice.
The Town of Ghent Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on September 8, 7:00pm to consider an area variance for a sign on Harlemville Road.
As part of the reassessment process for 2022, the assessor’s office has mailed to all commercials in the town of Ghent an Income and Expense Survey. The information we are asking for is critical for accuracy in the process of establishing fair and equitable assessments. Any information collected will be kept confidential (with the exception of inventory information).