Saturday, June 9th, 10:00am – 4:00pm: Parade on Route 7, Dedication of new Town Hall, Community Picnic with Music, Bounce House and more at the Town Park. Tours historical houses in Spencertown. Listen to the Town Historian talk about the History of Austerlitz from 1756-2018.

Sunday, June 10th, 10:00am – 3:00pm: Antique Car Show and Cookout at the Austerlitz Fire House. Historical Exhibits in Old Austerlitz church and school house. Tours of historical houses in Austerlitz.

Charter Spectrum is making some exciting changes for customers in Austerlitz. To deliver more value to their customers, they will be enhancing their spectrum TV service by transitioning all set top boxes from one-way mode to two-way mode, in addition to upgrading cable television to digital-only signal which will deliver a substantial increase in HD channels.

This upgrade will provide Charter customers with enhanced picture and sound quality, a more expansive channel offering and new products and services including access to thousands of free On Demand programming choices. As a result, customers will be required to have a new Spectrum Receiver on each TV in their home by June 5, 2018.

To order your new Spectrum Receiver(s), please visit your nearest Spectrum Store or call 833-856-0704. A Spectrum Customer Service Representative will arrange to ship a self-installation kit directly to your home at no additional cost to you. The kit will also contain instructions explaining when to install your new equipment as well as how to return your current equipment.

Want to know your rights as your loved one’s Health Care Proxy Agent? Do you know what type of Power of Attorney you have & what you can do?

Advance directives and estate planning teleseminar: Covers health care proxies, living wills, MOLST, Power of Attorney, and the disposition of assets after death.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Advance Registration Required

For more information or to register call:

Town Newsletter

Click Here to read the Spring 2018 Town Newsletter*

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A quick overview regarding the town’s 2019 Reassessment Project.

A reassessment does not necessarily mean that your assessment or your taxes will increase. Furthermore, if your assessment does increase, it does not necessarily mean your taxes will increase. By law, a property’s assessment is supposed to reflect its market value. As market values increase or decrease and the assessments do not keep pace and reflect these changes, some property taxpayers could pay more than their fair share of taxes, while others may pay less than their fair share. Reassessments are intended to restore fairness within the community.

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Physical activity is fun!  It can also improve overall health and well-being, decrease stress, increase mental alertness and learning, and help prevent obesity and other chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Physical activity is important for the health and well-being of people of any age!

Physical activity opportunities in Columbia and Greene Counties

Jumping worms (Amynthas spp.) have been reported in New York State but to what extent is unknown at this time.  Their voracious appetite changes the soil structure by disrupting the natural decomposition in the soil leaving grainy, dry worm casting (excrement) behind which can no longer support understory plants in the forest and ornamental plantings and lawns.

Below is a link to a fact sheet on how to help record and report their spread.

Jumping Worms Fact Sheet*

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Broadband Expansion

Discover if your address is included in the New York State broadband expansion plan service area by clicking here

View map of Broadband expansion 


2018 Budget

Click here to view the 2018 Town Budget*

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E-ZPass sold here!

E-ZPass now available at the Town Hall.
Click here for more information