The success of the Office for the Aging’s Meals-on-Wheels program relies on the network of volunteers that deliver meals to the homes of our community’s senior population. Due to the pandemic, the need for home delivered meals has increased significantly and the Office for the Aging is in immediate need of more volunteers. Can you spare an hour or two a week? Meals are delivered every week day; however, most volunteers only deliver one or two days per week.

For many recipients, the Meals-on Wheels volunteer is the only contact the individual has all day. Volunteers knock on the recipient’s door, place the meal on a chair or table and wait for the individual to come to the door. Social distancing and safety protocols, ie) masks, gloves, are practiced.

Please help us to care for those who cared for us! If you are interested in becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer, please contact Lisa DeStefano today at 518-672-5323. Thank you!

Saturday August 1, 2020 OLD AUSTERLITZ, Initial opening of Old Austerlitz Museum and Shop and Art Austerlitz between Noon-4:00pm, and continuing Saturdays & Sundays thru Sept. 6th. Admission to the museum which features self-guided tours of the Morey-Devereaux House, The Blacksmith Shop, The Barn and Carriage Shed is $7 (free for members). "Art Austerlitz", the contemporary art gallery in the historic Austerlitz Church and The Shop are free.

Masks and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Location: 11550-11565 State Route 22, Austerlitz, NY 12017. 518-392-0062. For more information please go to www.oldausterlitz.org

Due to a medical issue, the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer will not be available from Wednesday July 15th thru Friday July 17th. He will be available by phone so leave a message and he will call you back as soon as possible.

Thank You
Glenn T. Smith CEO/ZEO
518-392-5007 ext 303

The Town Hall will reopen to the public June 29, 2020. Anyone wishing to come into the building to conduct business MUST WEAR A MASK.  Until this time, please continue to leave a phone message or email for the appropriate department.

Temporary Hours are as follows:
Town Clerk
M-W-F 8:00-12:00 pm
T-Th 8:00-8:55, 9:45-12:00 pm
Town Clerk’s Office may be closed here and there due to child care issues. Please call ahead.

Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer
M-F 8:30-10:30 am
W 9:30-12:30 pm

Assessor
Th 9:00-1:00pm

Please continue to check the Town Website at www.austerlitzny.com for Town Board Meeting and Planning Board Meeting Zoom invites for the next few months.

RULES FOR ALL COURTS
DUE TO COVID-19

 1. ONLY 2 PEOPLE ALLOWED ON ALL COURTS AT ONE TIME!!!

 2. SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE FOLLOWED.

 3. PLAYGROUND AREA WILL REMAIN CLOSED!!!

 4. PLEASE USE A TOWEL OR GLOVES TO OPEN AND SHUT THE COURT GATE.

 IF THESE RULES ARE NOT FOLLOWED ALL COURTS WILL BE CLOSED!!!

“ In an effort to keep New Yorkers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued an executive order delaying school board elections and budget votes statewide until June 9, 2020. The school board elections and budget votes will all be conducted by mail and all qualified voters will be sent an absentee ballot with return postage paid. “

Please be on the look out for your ballot. If you do not receive one this week please call your school district!

Chatham 518- 392-1501
Taconic Hills 518-325-2891

From: Columbia Co. Dept. of Public Works

Re: Notice of 2020 Bridge Construction and Closure
Columbia Co. Rte. 21 over tributary to Agawamuck – Hillsdale

Date: May 1, 2020

Please be advised that due to significant and worsening structural deterioration, the 90+ year-old County structure, carrying Columbia Co. Rte. 21 over a tributary to the Agawamuck Creek, will be closing later this spring for the complete replacement of the bridge. This bridge replacement work will require the full closure of the bridge during its replacement and a temporary off-site detour will be established for use by local Co. Rte. 21 traffic. This detour will traverse Columbia Co. Rte. 21, Columbia Co. Rte. 7, NYS Rte. 203 and NYS Rte. 22, and will be fully signed by the County’s project contractor.

As we approach final scheduling/discussion with our project contractor, we will be able to finalize an exact closure date for the bridge and communicate that date to the local media and other affected parties. As of now, we anticipate the contractor to begin bridge work at this location in approximately early June, with the expected culvert replacement work duration and bridge closure being approximately 4-5 months long. We thank you for your cooperation and patience in the Columbia Co. DPW’s ongoing efforts to replace and upgrade its aging highway infrastructure.