The Ghent Planning Board tonight voted again on the proposed Ginsberg’s expansion project, this time on a resolution to deny the application. The previous vote was 5-1 against a resolution to approve the proposal.
Though the second vote appeared redundant to many observers—their attorney having described the first vote as a “decision of a denial”—the result was the same: the Board voted 5-2 to definitively deny it, on various grounds related to emergency management, lot size, scale, lighting, noise, mining, and other impacts on both immediate neighbors and general community character.
It is not believed that a third vote should be necessary. Ginsberg’s would now need to go to court to overturn the decision, if they wish to keep pursuing this location.