The Book: The Old Houses of Austerlitz – A history of the Austerlitz area from the 1750’s to today
and the Movie: Keeping Our History Alive. Produced and directed by Monk Schane-Lydon
Talk by Austerlitz Town Historian Tom Moreland

Sunday, September 23rd
3:00pm at the Spencertown Academy

Admission is free, no reservations required.

The Columbia County KISS Program is once again available in every town in Columbia County.  The KISS Program, founded by Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner, stands for Keeping the Identities of Seniors Safe.  It was designed to protect the identities of our seniors while assisting them in the shredding of their sensitive materials.  Seniors are encouraged to contact their local Town Hall for hours of operation and more information on the program. Justin Weaver, Columbia County Clerk’s Records Services Manager, is overseeing the program and can also be contacted with any questions at 518-822-0143.

9/4/18 – 9/21/18

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9:00 – 12:00
Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 – 2:00

Austerlitz Town Hall
812 Route 203
Spencertown, NY 12165

The Columbia County Solid Waste Department has a new recycling protocol.

Click here for details*

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.
Click here for more information

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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2018 Budget

Click here to view the 2018 Town Budget*

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