As Supervisor and Chief Executive of the Town of Austerlitz, I hereby declare under the authority of section 24 of the Executive Law, a state of emergency as a result of flash flooding and flooding from the rain storm which occurred on Wednesday June 25, 2014, that caused substantial and serious damage to Town roads and drainage systems. As a result Town roads have been closed and remain in a state of repair. This declaration in effect since June 26, 2014, will remain in effect until further notice and covers the whole Town of Austerlitz. While in effect, the public should use caution when traveling in these areas and be attentive to road closing and road repair signs and other hazard markings. The Town will have to enter certain streams and waterways to clear storm related debris to clear drainage ways.

So ordered,
Robert Lagonia, Supervisor
Town of Austerlitz

Town reaches out to Governor Cuomo for assistance in repairing State Route 203. Residence may use same contact information for any additional correspondence. To view letter sent and contact information see link below.

Route 203

The Town Board established the Comprehensive Plan Oversight Committee (“CPOC”) following the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, to provide advice to the Town Supervisor and Town Board regarding fulfillment of the Goals and Objectives identified in the Plan. This Survey marks the latest CPOC effort to gauge interest and concern among Town residents on the important issues of parking, traffic, recreation and roads.

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Power Lines

I  attended a NYSEG town hall meeting on July 31. The purpose of the meeting was to gather information on the proposed power lines in the town of Austerlitz.  There is a small section  of new poles being proposed from cnty rte 21 up to and down Rigor Hill Road. The purpose of these lines seems to be not necessary. The reasons given by the NYSEG representatives was for future growth and for redundancy in the event of a power outage. Some of NYSEG’s own engineers did not feel that these lines were necessary. It is also important to note that the proposed lines are a part of their second phase called Feeder #2. If you have any interest and or concerns about these lines coming to our town please download the PARTY STATUS REQUEST FORM and fill it out and send it in to . The more members of the community that send in this form the more voices we will have once the hearing begin. There is not obligation or cost to join Party Status but, it will give the opportunity to receive information as well as attend the Hearings.

Rob Lagonia
Town Supervisor

Map of power line proposal

Status Update Request

At the Columbia County Economic Development committee meeting, the CCE staff provided a presentation regarding the CCE Community Horticulture program, Master Gardener Program, some information about Invasive Species, and of course, our work with Tick Identification and tick-borne Diseases.

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Local Businesses

The Town of Austerlitz is expanding its website to include local businesses.  If you are a local business owner, and would like to be featured on our website, please send us the business name, contact name, address, phone, and email.  You may want to include a short description of business parameters and if available, a link to your business website.  Information can be submitted by clicking here.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey as it will provide us with vital information that will be used in attaining new and cost effective broadband accessibility throughout our county.

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E-ZPass sold here!

E-ZPass now available at the Town Hall.
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