Thursday, July 5 – Friday, August 10, 2018
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday – Friday
$100 per child for Town of Austerlitz residents
$300 per child for nonresidents
Going into kindergarten in fall up to age 14

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The Town Green now has a new tree to replace the one that had to be removed earlier this summer. 

The HEAP program is able to help some individuals with cooling assistance.
Click here to view flyer explaining this program*

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E-ZPass sold here!

As you may know, the NYS Thruway has converted to cashless tolling at the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo (Tappan Zee) and Grand Island bridges. Cashless tolling allows customers to travel and pay tolls without stopping by using either E-ZPass or getting billed by their license plate. E-ZPass is the most convenient and economical way to travel since you save money with every trip and don’t have to wait to be billed.

Please see the link below of the Governor’s recent announcement about plans for cashless tolling in the Lower Hudson Valley by the end of this year and along the entire Thruway by 2020.

E-ZPass available at the Town Hall.
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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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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.

UPDATED June 6th: Charter is now making some modifications to the implementation schedule in the following manner:
On or after June 5, 2018: A limited number of customers that we previously noticed will still experience this service upgrade on this date.
On or after July 24, 2018: All remaining customers will experience this service upgrade on this new date.

2018 Budget

Click here to view the 2018 Town Budget*

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