NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TOWN OF AUSTERLITZ PLANNING BOARD

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Board of the Town of Austerlitz will hold a Public Hearing on a site plan application for property located at 32 Harvey Mountain Road in the Town of Austerlitz (Tax Map #88.-2-26) owned by Mimi Folco. The applicant proposes to install a ground-mounted 10.08kW solar array as an accessory energy source for her residence. The array will consist of 28 LG 360W panels. The property is about 2 acres in size and the proposed solar array is approximately 38.4 feet by 13.8 feet (0.011 acres) in size. The subject property is located in the rural residential zoning district. The Public Hearing on the application will be held on July 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the Austerlitz Town Hall, 816 Route 203, Spencertown, NY for the purpose of providing an opportunity for all those wishing to comment on this application. Written comments will also be accepted at the hearing. A copy of the application is available for review by contacting the Town Clerk. Note that due to Covid-19 protocols, in-person attendance to this hearing may be restricted. If you wish to attend remotely via video conference or review a copy of the application, please contact the Town Clerk at 518-392-3260, ext 300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible and no later than Wednesday, June 30th in order to timely receive sign-in information to attend remotely. Written comments will be accepted prior to the hearing via email to the Town Clerk.
By Motion of the Planning Board of the Town of Austerlitz
June 11, 2021

 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TOWN OF AUSTERLITZ PLANNING BOARD

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Board of the Town of Austerlitz will hold a Public Hearing on a minor subdivision application for property located at 264 Mallory Road in the Town of Austerlitz (Tax Map #95.-1-32) owned by Peter C. Helmrath. The applicant proposes to divide the existing 376-acre parcel located on both sides of Mallory Road into two parcels of 358 and 18 acres in size. The subject property is located in the rural residential zoning district. The Public Hearing on the application will be held on July 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the Austerlitz Town Hall, 816 Route 203, Spencertown, NY for the purpose of providing an opportunity for all those wishing to comment on this application. Written comments will also be accepted at the hearing. A copy of the application is available for review by contacting the Town Clerk. Note that due to Covid-19 protocols, in-person attendance to this hearing may be restricted. If you wish to attend remotely via video conference or review a copy of the application, 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 and no later than Wednesday, June 30th in order to timely receive sign-in information to attend remotely. Written comments will be accepted prior to the hearing via email to the Town Clerk.
By Motion of the Planning Board of the Town of Austerlitz
Dated: June 9, 2021

CERTIFICATE
TOWN OF AUSTERLITZ
SPECIAL ELECTION MAY 25, 2021

The undersigned, being the duly appointed election inspectors for the Town of Austerlitz, hereby affirm and certify the following:

1) That a referendum of qualified electors of the Town of Austerlitz took place at a special election held on May 25, 2021, at which the undersigned were present;
2) That the polling place, the Town of Austerlitz Town Hall, was continuously open and accessible for ballots to be cast from noon of that day until 7:00 pm;
3) That at the close of the polls, the undersigned proceeded to canvass the votes thereat, including absentee ballots received prior to the close of the polls; and did complete such canvass without adjournment;
4) That the only proposition on the ballot was “Shall Local Law No. 1 of 2021 of the Town of Austerlitz, which provides that the elective office of the Town Superintendent of Highways be abolished and the duties and responsibilities of the elective Office of Superintendent of Highways be transferred and vested in a newly-created appointive Office of Superintendent of Highways which is appointed by the Town Board, be approved?”;
5) That on the aforesaid proposition the total number of votes cast were 201,
6) That the number of votes cast for approval of said proposition (yes votes) was 76 and the number of votes cast against said proposition (no votes) was 125; and
7) attached hereto is the voter roll showing the names and address of every person voting at said election upon said proposition.

Dated: May 26, 2021

Patricia Madsen, Election Inspector                Erlyn Madonia, Election Inspector

Bridget Arnold, Election Inspector                   Janina Deppe, Election Inspector

 

Call for Volunteers!
Volunteers Needed to Water Seedlings in Austerlitz Town Park

Sign up with a partner for a day and time to water the 27 new seedlings that we planted at the Town Park in Austerlitz (behind the Austerlitz Fire House on West Hill Road).

Bring your water shoes, we’ll supply the buckets! Water must be collected from the adjacent stream in buckets to water the trees.

This planting is part of the Austerlitz Climate Smart Task Force’s participation in DEC’s Buffer in a Bag Program.

Please respond to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

And thank you for joining us in this adventure!

File 2020 Tax Return with the IRS to Receive Missing Economic Impact Payments

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the third round of Economic Impact Payments (EIP) in April. Most Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients should have received their EIPs by now. If a person is missing their first or second EIP, they need to file a 2020 tax return with the IRS and claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC) as soon as possible.

Any person who did not receive his or her EIP, or the full amount of their EIP, please read this carefully. To get any missing first or second EIPs, file a 2020 tax return with the IRS and claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC) immediately. People should file the 2020 tax return even if they have no income to report for 2020. When the tax return is processed, the IRS will pay the RRC as a tax refund. The IRS will send any additional third EIP amount owed in 2021 separately.

If people already filed their 2020 tax return, they do not need to do anything else.

Visit Social Security’s Economic Impact Payments and Tax Credits page at www.socialsecurity.gov/coronavirus/eip/ to learn more.

For questions about tax-related topics and economic impact payments, please contact the IRS.

Read the IRS’ April 28 press release at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/nearly-2-million-more-economic-impact-payments-disbursed-under-the-american-rescue-plan-continuing-payments-reach-approximately-163-million for more information.

For Social Security information, please visit the agency’s COVID-19 web page at www.socialsecurity.gov/coronavirus/.

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Columbia County Clerk, Holly Tanner, announces the 2nd quarter K.I.S.S. event!

Keeping Identities of Seniors Safe shredding containers will be available at the Austerlitz Town Hall, June 7-26, 2021.

 

 

Compliments of

The Austerlitz Climate Smart Task Force & Davistudio in Spencertown

Pick one up at the Town Hall in the entrance vestibule

Monday-Friday 8:00-12:00 p.m.

Just help yourself!

For use in home composting:

1. Put food scraps* in a small container kept on the kitchen counter or freezer

2. Empty that container into this five-gallon bucket** that can be kept in your garage or outside your kitchen door (with lid tightly secured)

3. Empty the bucket into your outdoor compost pile***

*Food scraps include: fruits & vegetables, coffee grounds, tea & tea bags, egg shells **Pet hair, indoor plant trimmings, dead flower arrangements can be added to this or the pile outside. ***Into the compost pile can be added yard trimmings & leaves

See our Facebook page for more composting resources: AusterlitznyClimate Committee

April Planning Board Meeting Packet is on the Planning Board Page under Government

Topic: April 1st Planning Board Meeting
Time: Apr 1, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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