The Town Clerk will be out of the office Thursday, May 19th through Thursday, May 26th, back in the office Friday, May 27th.  The office will be closing at noon on Wednesday, May 18th.  There will be coverage Monday-Friday, May 23-27th.  

Email will only be checked on and off.

Thanks!  Sue

Pursuant to Sections 506 and 526 of the Real Property Tax Law:

Notice is hereby given that the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Austerlitz is completed and a copy thereof may be seen at the Austerlitz Town Hall during normal business hours until May 25, 2022.

Notice is hereby given that an Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Austerlitz at the Town Hall on May 5,12 & 19 during the hours of 8am to noon, May 14 from 2pm-6pm and May 18 from 4pm-8pm.

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Austerlitz will meet to hear and examine all properly filed complaints in relation to assessments of Real Property at the Town Hall, 812 Rt. 203, Spencertown, NY on May 25, 2022 during the hours of 4pm to 8pm.

A publication containing procedures for contesting an assessment is available at the
Assessor’s Office, the Columbia County Real Property Office in Hudson and online:

May 1, 2022

Pamela Cook, Assessor
Town of Austerlitz

Attention All Caregivers

Are you caring for a loved one? Would you like to learn tools to help you balance your life and assist in meeting the challenges you may face? The Columbia County Office for the Aging will be offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a FREE 6-week, 90 minutes per class, educational program for family and friends who are caring for individuals with chronic conditions. The class will be held on Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:00pm, beginning April 28th through June 2nd. To make it convenient for caregivers, the program will be online and will focus on providing caregivers with skills and confidence to better care for themselves while caring for others. Self-care tools to reduce personal stress, assist caregivers in dealing with difficult feelings and making tough caregiver decisions will be taught. Caregivers will also learn how to communicate their needs to family members and healthcare providers as well as how to communicate more effectively in challenging situations. Class participants will also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, which was developed specifically for the class.  Space is limited so please call the OFA office at 518-828-4258 today to register.

The Town of Austerlitz is proud to announce we are now a bronze certified Climate Smart Community.  One of only three towns in Columbia County, we are proud to show if we can do it, any town can.

CSC certified bronze


Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, August 12, 2022
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday - Friday
$100 per child $175 for 2 or more for Town of Austerlitz residents
$300 per child for nonresidents
Going into kindergarten in fall up to age 14

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We hope to have a very successful program this year and your assistance will be important. In order to properly coordinate staffing and supplies for a successful Summer 2022 Recreational Program, please register your child or children by completing the Registration application form and submitting it to the Town Hall (attention to Debbie Oleynek) on or before Friday, June 24, 2022.  Also, if you wish your child’s name and photo to be included in press releases or promotional materials, please fill out and sign the consent form attached to the application form. Registration application forms may be printed off the Town’s website, or picked up at the Town Hall during normal business hours.

Registration forms must include vaccination dates or records from your physician and any exemption must be fully documented.  There will be no exceptions to this requirement as this is a mandate from the New York State Health Department. Proof of residency in the Town of Austerlitz (driver’s license, voter registration card, or Town tax bill), is required in order to receive the lower Town fee rates.

In addition, please review the information and rules sheet attached to the Registration form.  The Town has instituted new policies and procedures in order to improve the Program and the care of your child while at the Program.

You must pay in full for the entire program. There will be no refunds and no partial payments will be accepted for participation in only part of the program. If you would like to make an additional contribution to defray this cost, we would welcome these additional funds with your registration.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact the Town of Austerlitz Recreational Director, Debbie Oleynek, at (518) 331-3159.

Thank you for your participation in this year’s Program.

Town of Austerlitz Town Board

pdf 2022 Summer Recreation Program Application

pdf TOA Summer Rec Program Photo Video Permission Slip

  pdf Summer Rec Program Information - Procedures - Rules  






Please note that the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Town of Austerlitz will be meeting on the following dates for the year 2022/2023. All meetings will commence at 7:00pm at the Spencertown Fire Company, One Memorial Drive, Spencertown NY.

February 28th                                                               August 15th

March 21st                                                                       September 19th

April 18th                                                                           October 17th

May 16th                                                                            November 15th (Tuesday)

June 20th                                                                           December 19th

July 18th

The Year End, Organizational and Regular Meetings have been scheduled for January 10, 2023, at 7:00pm.

The Register Star and Times Union have been designated the official newspapers. National Union Bank of Kinderhook (now the Community Bank) & The Bank of Greene County have been designated the official depositories.

By order of:

Tara Sanders

District Secretary/Treasurer


Quarterly dates for the 2022 K.I.S.S. Program (Keeping Seniors Safe Shredding).  Drop off at the Town Hall

March 4-25, 2022

June 6-24, 2022

August 29-September 9. 2022

November 28-December 9, 2022

The Town of Austerlitz has approved a Community Solar Provider for the Solarize Austerlitz Campaign which will run from November 1st 2021 to October 2022. Astral Power, Inc has been recommended to Austerlitz enrollees in NYSERDA’s Community Solar Program. The board and the Climate Committee sub-group agreed that Astral Power had the advantage with regards to overall quality and marketing support. For example, the group was impressed with Astral Power’s dedicated focus on community solar. Astral also seemed more community oriented about outreach events. Austerlitz Town Board member Greg Vogler said, “the Town of Austerlitz has selected Astral Power to lead the Solarize Austerlitz campaign. Their vast experience and good reputation will help the people of Austerlitz in the fight against climate change, and save money while doing it. Austerlitz has a robust climate committee and getting solar power to all residents who want it is a prime objective, and this is a great way to achieve that.”
Solarize Austerlitz will highlight the advantages of Community Solar for Austerlitz Area residents and businesses. Supervisor Rob Lagonia stated, “The Solarize Austerlitz program is a great opportunity for the residents of the town to save money on their electricity bill while at the same time helping the environment. I recommend everyone check it out and see if it benefits you."
The key advantages of enrolling in Community Solar are the savings on electric charges and reduction of carbon emissions. The savings is passed to the utility account holder for supporting renewable energy produced in a remote location, without having to have solar panels on the home or in the yard. These discounts are available to renters as well.
A subscription to Community Solar requires no upfront costs, no credit checks or confusing billing. All billing is consolidated with the utility bill with net savings on the subscribers NYSEG bill.
When a resident or business owner subscribes to Community Solar, the utility (NYSEG) passes along “credits “to the subscriber’s utility bills as a separate line item which discounts supply and delivery charges. This savings can cut electricity costs by up to ten percent annually.
Astral Power is offering $100 (signing bonus) to the 1st fifty subscribers, and making a donation to the Austerlitz sustainability fund for each enrollment.

To sign up visit

Or call the Astral subscriber support line (866) 922-7335

Town Of Austerlitz
Columbia County
New York


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Preliminary Budget of the Town of Austerlitz for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2022 has been completed and filed in the office of the Town Clerk located at 816 Route 203, Spencertown, New York, where it is available for inspection by all interested persons during the regular hours of the Town Clerk.

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Austerlitz will hold a public hearing thereon, via Zoom, at 5:00 p.m. on the 4 day of November, 2021 and at such hearing any person may be heard in favor of or against the Preliminary Budget as complied for or against any item or items therein contained. If you wish to attend remotely via video conference, please contact the Town Clerk at 518-392-3260 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible in order to timely receive sign-in information or see instructions posted on the Town’s website at Written comments will be accepted prior to the hearing via email to the Town Clerk.

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that immediately following the close of the public hearing, the Town Board will hold a Special Meeting to discuss the Preliminary Budget.

Pursuant to §113 of Town Law, the proposed salaries of the elected Town Offices are hereby specified as follows:

Town Supervisor $ 7,217.00
Town Councilmen (4) 2,317.50 (each)
Town Clerk/Tax Collector 32,356.00
Highway Superintendent 57,396.00
Town Justices (2) 11, 255.00 (each)

By order of the Town Board,
Susan A. Haag
Town Clerk
Dated: October 25, 2021

To View the Preliminary Budget, click here:  pdf Town of Austerlitz 2022 Preliminary Budget