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
Please take notice that there will be no Ghent Town Board workshop or regular meeting on March 19, 2020.
We realize you are being inundated with information, but we wanted you to know we are here and doing our best to get answers to your questions and share some relevant information to help keep you and our community safe. If you can, please check on your elderly neighbors. It appears they are the most vulnerable right now. We will continue to send emails and post information on Town of Ghent website. Be safe and be kind–we need each other right now!
Here are some links where you may find answers to your questions:
There will be a special meeting of the Ghent Town Board on March 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m., at the Ghent Town Hall.
Now taking bids for the furnishing, construction, and installation of entryway improvements at the West Ghent Community Center.
Town of Ghent Planning Board will hold a public hearing on two applications on Wednesday, March 4th, beginning at 7:00 o’clock at the Ghent Town Hall.