The Town of Austerlitz' Annual Tree Lighting will be Friday, December 6, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. on the Spencertown Green. We hear Santa may even make an appearance!

The Town of Austerlitz is looking for interested parties to fill a part-time clerical position.  Flexible hours, available immediately.  Applicants should be versed in all Microsoft Office software, website entry, be able to handle money and reconcile daily transaction journals and be available some evenings.  

Send resumes to Susan Haag at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or PO Box 238, Spencertown, NY 12165

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

Austerlitz Fire District #1
PO Box 77
Spencertown, New York 12165

Public Notice of Election

The AFD#1 will be holding an election on December 14, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Spencertown Fire Company, One Memorial Drive in Spencertown, NY for the purpose of electing one (1) Fire Commissioner for a five (5) year term commencing on January 1, 2022. Voters must be registered and reside in the Town of Austerlitz.

By Order of Brenda Oakes
District Secretary/Treasurer

K.I.S.S. Keeping Seniors Safe Shredding Program

Sponsored by Holly Tanner, Columbia County Clerk

11/29/21-12/10/21 Monday-Friday 8:00-12:00 p.m.

Austerlitz Town Hall 816 State Route 203, Spencertown, NY

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

The Town of Austerlitz Climate Committee has a new website. Please go to and don’t forget to bookmark it!

The Town of Austerlitz Climate Committee is launching its new, stand alone website. Please check it out, visit regularly and don’t forget to bookmark it.
Thank you to all who made this happen, at no cost to the town. The website is at:

Town of Austerlitz
Columbia County
New York

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Austerlitz has called a Budget Workshop on October 21, 2021 starting at 6:30 p.m. to review the 2022 Tentative Budget. Workshop will be held virtually. Please contact the Town Clerk for Zoom instructions.

By Order of the Town Board
Dated: October 1, 2022
Susan A. Haag, Town Clerk

Columbia County Solid Waste Station Replaces Bags with Tags.  Be Prepared! 

Because the County has been experiencing issues with restocking their inventory of County garbage bags from their vendor and because they have not been able to find a replacement vendor, they have decided to change how trash is now packaged to take to the County Solid Waste Stations.

A new ‘tag system’ has started to roll out across the County replacing the different size bags now offered.  Bags will continue to be sold until the inventory runs out at which time only tags will be sold.  As in the past, PLEASE BUY YOUR BAGS AND TAGS FROM THE TOWN CLERK as the Town receives a portion of the payment price. 

The new tag system will consist of 3 different color tags;

Tag Requirements:

  • One tag is required for each plastic trash bag
  • Tag must be affixed to the bag, either around neck of bag or the bag itself

Garbage tags will be sold as a sheet (5 tags/sheet)