2017 Town Budget

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Friday, December 2nd at 5:30 PM
Christmas Tree Lighting on the Town Green.
Homemade Cookies, Hot Chocolate, Tea and Coffee
Fun for the Whole Family!

K.I.S.S. – Keeping Identities of Seniors Safe is a free program implemented by Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner.  You can bring sensitive documents to the Austerlitz Town Hall between December 5, 2016 and December 16, 2016, for FREE destruction!

Documents will be signed over to the Town Clerk and will be placed into a secured, locked container immediately.  This container cannot be unlocked by any Town employee, only by the vendor.  The shredding vendor is a trusted, bonded company.

The program costs will be covered by Columbia County Clerk Tanner’s Records Management Expense Budget which is funded through the mortgage taxes collected in the County Clerk’s Office.

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On February 18, 2016 the Town Board passed Local Law 1-2016 expanding town property tax exemptions for qualifying veterans who have served in the United States Armed Services. The new exemptions match the county levels and those of most of the municipalities in Columbia County. The new exemption amounts on the assessed value of your property are:

  • For wartime service, the exemption amount is $24,000
  • For combat service, the exemption amount is an additional $16,000
  • For service connected disability, the exemption is up to $80,000
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Charter is making some exciting changes for their customers in the Austerlitz area. They are going “all digital” and adding 30 new high def channels. Begging on June 28, 2016, Charter will begin removing the analog format of every channel from there lineup and delivering only high-quality digital signals to each television outlet.

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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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E-ZPass sold here!

E-ZPass now available at the Town Hall.
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