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.
Columbia County is changing its mass emergency alert system to the system provided by New York State known as NY Alert. Currently, all disaster, weather-related and other emergency warnings and alerts for county residents are provided by the Code Red mass alert system. After extensive research by County 911 Director Rob Lopez, he and Emergency…
The Town of Ghent will have available shredding containers for seniors through the Columbia County K.I.S.S program for the following 2019 dates: March 18, 2019- March 29, 2019 June 10, 2019- June 28, 2019 September 9, 2019-September 20, 2019 December 2, 2019- December 13, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND PUBLIC NOTICES
A State of Emergency is hereby declared for the entire Town of GHENT, NY for a period of time beginning at 6:00 pm on the date of March 14, 2023 and continuing in effect for a period of 36 hours and ending at 1:30 am March 16, 2023. The State of Emergency has been declared
This data is the information that will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel, which will appear on the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Ghent which will be filed on or before May 1, 2023.
Some experience with professional writing, social media, website design and graphic arts is welcome, but not a requisite. The team will meet every few weeks to start, and have regular electronic communications between meetings.
The Town Board invites any Ghent resident (18 years old or older) interested in serving on the Town’s Planning Board to send a letter of interest and resume to Dan Barufaldi, Town Councilmember, by March 15, 2023.