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Tucked away in the beautiful Hudson Valley of Upstate NY

Welcome to Ghent

Named for a peace treaty that brought the War of 1812 to a close and reestablished America’s independence from Great Britain, Ghent, NY, has ever since been a peaceful town where independence and community have coexisted for two hundred years.

In 1818, the town of Ghent was founded from parts of the towns of Chatham, Claverack and Kinderhook.

Ghent is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States, with a ZIP code of 12075. The population was 5,402 at the 2010 census. Ghent is centrally located in the county and is northeast of the city of Hudson. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.4 square miles.

Upcoming Meetings

Sep
21
Mon
6:00 pm Ghent Town Court (Bruno) @ Ghent Town Hall
Ghent Town Court (Bruno) @ Ghent Town Hall
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm
The Ghent Town Court is a part time Court held on the first and second Mondays of the month (excluding holidays).
Oct
5
Mon
6:00 pm Ghent Town Court (Bruno) @ Ghent Town Hall
Ghent Town Court (Bruno) @ Ghent Town Hall
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm
The Ghent Town Court is a part time Court held on the first and second Mondays of the month (excluding holidays).
Oct
15
Thu
6:00 pm Town Board Workshop @ Zoom
Town Board Workshop @ Zoom
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please see details about Zoom meeting.
7:00 pm Town Board Meeting @ Zoom
Town Board Meeting @ Zoom
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm
Please see details about Zoom meeting.

Most Recent Articles

Community Partnership Mass Food Distribution Monday, August 31 at 10:00am

Posted by on Aug 24, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on Community Partnership Mass Food Distribution Monday, August 31 at 10:00am

Come receive food, fresh fruits and vegetables, and other items August 31,...

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Caregiver Wellness Virtual Program for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Posted by on Aug 24, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on Caregiver Wellness Virtual Program for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

This program is for the Caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias. This program will feature breathing exercises, creative visualization meditation and tips on reducing caregiver stress.

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Reassessment of All Real Property in the Town of Ghent

Posted by on Aug 19, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on Reassessment of All Real Property in the Town of Ghent

A decision was made by the Ghent Town Board to conduct a reassessment of all real property in the town of Ghent in order to create fair and equitable assessments at 100% of market value. 

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Emergency Alert Change to NY Alert

Posted by on Aug 19, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on Emergency Alert Change to NY Alert

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 Management Director David Harrison, Jr., have recommended to the county Board of Supervisors that Columbia County make the change, rather than renew the annual contract with Code Red. County residents are advised to visit www.alert.ny.gov/enroll to register for NY Alert cell phone and email alerts.

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August 20 Town Board Meeting and Workshop will be held over Zoom

Posted by on Aug 17, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on August 20 Town Board Meeting and Workshop will be held over Zoom

Due to the statewide response to the Coronavirus, the August workshop and regular meetings of the Ghent Town Board will be held via the “Zoom” online meeting platform.

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Zoom Link Information for August 20 Town Board Meeting

Posted by on Aug 17, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on Zoom Link Information for August 20 Town Board Meeting

Login information for Thursday, August 20 Town Board virtual meeting.

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Zoom Link Information for August 12 ZBA Meeting

Posted by on Aug 6, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on Zoom Link Information for August 12 ZBA Meeting

Login information for Wednesday, August 12 Zoning Board of Appeals’ virtual meeting.

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