Ellsworth Kelly, one of America’s great 20th-century abstract artists, who in the years after World War II shaped a distinctive style of American painting by combining the solid shapes and brilliant colors of European abstraction with forms distilled from everyday life, died on Sunday at his home in Spencertown, N.Y. He was 92.

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2016 Town Budget

2016 Town Budget

Office for the Aging

The Columbia County Office for Aging is looking for members for there advisory council to represent the interest of older adults. If you are interested please let the Town Board know by contacting the Town Clerk Susan Haag at 392-3260. For more information click here.


  • Columbia County Resident at least 60 years of age
  • Provides unpaid, volunteer service to neighbors, community organizations, etc.
  • A history of community involvement as an individual or member of one or more organizations such as volunteer fire companies, church groups, etc.
  • A reputation for dedication and reliability
  • Makes a difference in the lives of others
  • May be either currently or formerly active.

Senior Citizen of the Year Nomination Form

Town Park

Work has begun on the renovation of our Town Park. The highway guys will be there this week tearing up the old tennis court & fence so that we’ll be ready for the new court to go in the first week in November.  We’re excited that this project has finally begun and looking forward to it being completed in the spring. In the mean time we apologize for any inconvenience.

Town Newsletter

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AUSTERLITZ — Residents can look forward to a new Town Hall soon and they won’t have to travel much farther to get there.

The new building, formerly the Methodist Episcopal Church, was bought by the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation for the town this year. It sits next to the current Town Hall on Route 203.

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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.

E-ZPass sold here!

E-ZPass now available at the Town Hall.
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