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 south of Pratt Hill Road and west of Shale Mountain Road in the Town of Austerlitz (Tax Map #s 94.-1-5.111 and 85.-1-16.112) owned by Matthew A. Verenazi. The applicant proposes to divide the existing 21-acre parcel into two parcels of 7 and 14 acres in size. The subject property is located in the rural residential zoning district. The Public Hearing on the application will be held on August 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the Austerlitz Town Hall, 816 Route 23, Spencertown, 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. In-person attendance to this hearing is required - masks required for unvaccinated attendees. If you wish to review a copy of the application, please contact the Planning Board Clerk at 518-392-3260 ext. 301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Written comments will be accepted prior to the hearing via email to the Planning Board Clerk.
By Motion of the Planning Board of the Town of Austerlitz
Dated: July 20, 2021


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Austerlitz invites sealed proposals for the Construction of a Precast Concrete Three-Sided Culvert necessary for the “Harrington Drive Culvert Replacement”, in Austerlitz, New York, as set forth in contract documents, including drawings and specifications, prepared by CPL Architecture, Engineering, Planning and Surveying, 64 Green Street, Hudson, NY 12534.

All such sealed proposals must be received by the Town Clerk at the Town Hall, 816 Route 213, P.O. Box 238, Spencertown, NY 12165 on or before 10:00 a.m. July 15, 2021, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Copies of the proposed contract documents, including plans and specifications and the forms of proposals for the contract are available for public inspection at the Town Clerk’s office during business hours, Monday through Friday and becoming available July 1, 2021. 

All proposals shall be made and received upon the following conditions, which are more fully set forth in the bid documents:

1.       Only such proposals as are made and filed upon the forms available in the office of the Town Clerk will be accepted.

2.       Proposals are to be enclosed in a sealed envelope.

3.       Each proposal must be accompanied by a certified check in the sum of five percent (5%) of the amount bid, payable to the order of the Town of Austerlitz, or a bond with sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Supervisor, as Chief Financial Officer, in such amount, conditioned that if the proposal is accepted, the bidder will enter into a contract for the same and will provide acceptable security, in the form of cash, certified check or performance bonds, or letters of credit, as set forth in the contract documents, for the faithful performance of the contract, within 15 days from the acceptance of the proposal.

4.       Pursuant to the provisions of GML 105, no bids may be withdrawn unless no contract is awarded for more than 45 days after the opening thereof.  Upon such proper withdrawal of bid, the deposit shall be forthwith returned.  After award of the contract, all bid deposits or other bid bonds except that of the successful bidder will be returned.

5.       Upon acceptance of the bid, if the successful bidder fails to enter into a contract pursuant to the requirements of said Town Board or fails to give the further security prescribed in this notice within the time noted herein, then the check deposited as aforesaid, and the moneys standing to the credit of the same shall be forfeited to the Town as liquidated damages and not as a penalty and the Supervisor shall collect the same or enforce the payment of the bond for the benefit of the Town.

6.       All bids shall contain the non-collusion certificate in a form meeting the requirements of GML 103-d.

The Town Board reserves the right, in its discretion, to waive technical noncompliance or irregularities that are not material or substantial, and to reject all bids and to rebid the project.

By order of the Town Board

Susan Haag,
Town Hall, 812 Rte. 203,
PO Box 238,
Spencertown, NY 12165
(518)392-3260 ext. 300
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The Town of Austerlitz, NY, is inviting solar energy providers to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Community Solar in our town. The detailed RFP, including other key date information, can be found from the link below.  

Proposals are due July 30, 2021. Questions about the proposal should be sent to Greg Vogler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 30, 2021. The RFPs will be opened on Monday, August 9, 2021, at 10am, in public view at the Austerlitz Town Hall, 816 State Route 203, Spencertown, NY. A select sub-committee of the Austerlitz Climate Committee will evaluate the RFPs and recommend to the Town Board which providers they believe are best for the Town. The Town Board will make a final selection at the September Town of Austerlitz Board Meeting,

RFPs for Town of Austerlitz Community Solar should be sealed and sent via physical mail to the Town Clerk, Susan Haag, at PO Box 238, Spencertown, NY, 12165. Again, they are due July 30, 2021.

Austerlitz Community Solar Provider RFP

Due to a typo in the previous notice which incorrectly identified the bid opening date as August 30, 2021, please be advised that the correct bid opening date is August 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Austerlitz Town Hall, 816 State Route 203, Spencertown, NY.  Proposals/Bids due date was correct in original notice and still remains as July 30, 2021.