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 proposed site plan and special use permit application for property located at 321 West Hill Road in the Town of Austerlitz (Tax Map #102200-87.-2-51.112-1) owned by Goosetown Network Services, LLC. The applicant, Crown Castle USA as agent for T-Mobile, proposes to install 8 cellular antennas and ancillary equipment on existing 300-foot tall tower and a 16’ x 21’ compound expansion to accommodate new equipment cabinets and a diesel backup generator at the property location. The subject property is located in the rural residential zoning district. The Public Hearing on the application will be held on May 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm. This hearing will be held remotely via video-conference for the purpose of providing an opportunity for all those wishing to comment on this application. Written comments will also be accepted. 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 is not available. 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, May 5th 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
April 8, 2021

Town of Austerlitz
Columbia County
New York

Public Notice

 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Austerlitz, Columbia County, New York, is soliciting sealed bids for the furnishing of Lawn Cutting and Ground Maintenance for Town properties. Bids must be sealed and be received by mail or delivery to the office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, PO Box 238, 816 Route 203, Spencertown, New York, 12165 no later than 9:00 am on April 14, 2021, when they will be opened and read aloud. Bids will be awarded within a reasonable amount of time thereafter. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Non-collusive bidding certificates must accompany all bids. Required bid forms and additional bid information are available at the Austerlitz Town Clerk’s Office (518-392-3260, ext 300) or online at austerlitzny.com.

 March 24, 2021
Susan Haag, Town Clerk

TOWN OF AUSTERLITZ
COUNTY OF COLUMBIA NEW YORK

Bid Specifications for Grounds Maintenance

1.) Lawn Care and Trimming from Spring through Fall to include:
a.) the Town Park and ball-field
b.) the Town Green across from St. Peter’s Church
c.) the area around the Town Hall
d.) the area around the new Town Hall
to include leach field area

Price per mowing:

2.) Ground Maintenance from Spring through Fall to include:
a.) Spring, Fall and periodic clean-up throughout the term of contract
to include removal of ground debris, damage caused by storms and bee
or wasp extermination as needed.
Price per hour:


b.) maintenance of perennial bed on green including
mulching, edging, fertilizing,tree trimming,
trimming of hedges, weeding as needed


Price per hour:

c.) cost of materials (mulch, etc.) by volume


Estimated cost:

3.) Trash and broken glass removal and disposal thereof, twice
a week, from the Town park, recreation area and ball field.
Trash is to be disposed of in the Town dumpster.


Price per week:


4.) Bidder shall submit a monthly bill by voucher at least 10 days before the regular Town Board meeting
detailing all services performed and the dates that such services were performed.

5.) Bidder shall provide Town with a current certificate of insurance coverage with bid. Coverage will

as an additional insured.

6.) Bidder will provide current proof of Workman’s Compensation Insurance and shall pay employees
prevailing wages if so required by law.

TOWN OF AUSTERLITZ
NOTICE TO BIDDERS – BID FORM

 CORRECTED NOTICE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Austerlitz is inviting Sealed Bids for the following Materials to be delivered to the Town Hall at 816 Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165 and Highway Garage at 714 Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165 and other sites throughout the Town;

1. Crushed Stone Products, Sand, Gravel, Bituminous Asphalt, Asphalt Emulsions, Calcium, Culvert Pipe and Geotextile Fabrics.
2. Trucking.

Bidders may submit bids for any one or all items. Bidders must be qualified suppliers and have sufficient stock on hand for emergencies.

All prices shall be firm for the year. The contract period for the furnishing of materials and services shall be from April 2021 until April 2022.

Delivery of materials and service contract work shall be during normal business hours from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Delivery of materials shall be within 72 hours of notice. Any materials rejected by the Town shall be replaced within 48 hours by the bidder at no additional cost to the Town.

An award does not guarantee the purchase of any specific amount of material. The Town reserves the right to purchase from the County or State contracts if it is in the Town’s best interest.

Bids must be submitted on the attached “Bid Proposal Form(s)” and in a Sealed Envelope that is clearly marked with the bidders name, place of business, and item(s) bid. Faxed or electronically transmitted bids will NOT be accepted.

Bid Documents may be picked up at the Austerlitz Town Clerk’s Office at 816 Route 203, Spencertown, NY 12165. Phone: 518-392-3260 or on the Town website at www.austerlitzny.com. Please contact Highway Superintendent, Robert Meehan, Jr., with any questions. Phone: 518-392-5533.

Bids are to be in the Town Clerks Office by April 14, 2021 at 9:00 am. They will then be opened and read aloud. Bids will be awarded within a reasonable amount of time thereafter.

The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids. NON-COLLUSIVE BIDDING CERTIFICATES MUST ACCOMPANY ALL BIDS.

 

BY ORDER OF THE HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
TOWN OF AUSTERLITZ
DATED: March 24, 2021

 

 

 

TOWN OF AUSTERLITZ
BID PROPOSAL FORM– 2021
Page 1 of 3
STONE / GRAVEL / BITUMINOUS ASPHALT

BIDDERS NAME________________________________

DELIVERY- DELIVERY- DELIVERY-
CRUSHED STONE FOB QUARRY YARD _203&22_ JOB SITE_
1A (washed) $______ /ton $______ /ton $_____ /ton $______ /ton
1B (washed) $______ /ton $______ /ton $______ /ton $______ /ton
1ST (washed) $______ /ton $______ /ton $_____ /ton $______ /ton
#1 (washed) $______ /ton $______ /ton $_____ /ton $______ /ton
#2 $______ /ton $______ /ton $_____ /ton $______ /ton
#1 & #2 Mixed $______ /ton $______ /ton $_____ /ton $______ /ton
#3 $______ /ton $______ /ton $_____ /ton $______ /ton
Screen Fill $______ /ton $______ /ton $_____ /ton $______ /ton
Crusher Item 4 $______ /ton $______ /ton $_____ /ton $______ /ton
Crusher Run (< 2”) $______ /ton $______ /ton $_____ /ton $______ /ton
Light Stone Fill $______ /ton $______ /ton $_____ /ton $______ /ton
Medium Stone Fill $______ /ton $______ /ton $_____ /ton $______ /ton
Heavy Stone Fill $______ /ton $______ /ton $_____ /ton $______ /ton
CRUSHER RUN IN-PLACE WITH PAVER (under 600 tons/day) $______ /ton
CRUSHER RUN IN-PLACE WITH PAVER (over 600 tons/day) $______ /ton

QUARRY LOCATION _______________________________________

 

DELIVERY- DELIVERY-
Shale/Gravel/Stone/Sand FOB QUARRY STOCKPILE JOB SITE__
BOULDER RIP RAP (0.5’-2’) $_______ /ton $_______ /ton $_______ /ton
SAND (snow) $_______ /ton $_______ /ton $_______ /ton
ITEM 4 or CRUSHED (4” minus) $_______ /cy $_______ /cy $_______ /cy
BANK RUN $_______ /cy $_______ /cy $_______ /cy
COBBLES $_______ /ton $_______ /ton $_______ /ton
SHALE $_______ /ton $_______ /ton $_______ /ton
SCREENED SHALE (< 6”) $_______ /ton $_______ /ton $_______ /ton

PIT LOCATION _____________________________________________

DELIVERY-
BITUMINOUS ASPHALT FOB PLANT JOB SITE IN PLACE
TYPE 1 BASE COURSE $_______ /ton $_______ /ton $_______ /ton
TYPE 3 BINDER COURSE $_______ /ton $_______ /ton $_______ /ton
19 MM BINDER COURSE $_______ /ton $_______ /ton $_______ /ton
12.55MM TOP COURSE $_______ /ton $_______ /ton $_______ /ton
TYPE 6 TOP COURSE $_______ /ton $_______ /ton $_______ /ton
TYPE 7 TOP COURSE $_______ /ton $_______ /ton $_______ /ton
WINTER MIX (Cold Patch) $_______ /ton $_______ /ton n/a

PLANT LOCATION _________________________________________

 

 

TOWN OF AUSTERLITZ
BID PROPOSAL FORM– 2021
Page 2 of 3

 

ADS CULVERT PIPE / GUARD RAIL/ GEOTEXTILE FABRIC

BIDDERS NAME________________________________

DELIVERY-
CULVERT PIPE (HDPE) FOB YARD
4” (corrugated interior) $_______ /lf $_______ /lf
6” (corrugated interior) $_______ /lf $_______ /lf
8” (corrugated interior) $_______ /lf $_______ /lf
10” (corrugated interior) $_______ /lf $_______ /lf

12” (smooth flow interior) $_______ /lf $_______ /lf
15” (smooth flow interior) $_______ /lf $_______ /lf
18” (smooth flow interior) $_______ /lf $_______ /lf
24” (smooth flow interior) $_______ /lf $_______ /lf
30” (smooth flow interior) $_______ /lf $_______ /lf
36” (smooth flow interior) $_______ /lf $_______ /lf
42” (smooth flow interior) $_______ /lf $_______/lf
48” (smooth flow interior) $_______ /lf $_______/lf

 

GUARD RAIL MATERIAL
BOX BEAM $_______/lf $_______/lf
POST $_______/per post $_______/per post
Insulation $ _______ $ _______

 

ARCH PIPE (Galvanized)
71” High x 103” Wide (or equal) $_______ /lf $_______ /lf


GEOTEXTILE FABRIC
Non-Woven (Mirafi 140M or equal) $________ /sy $________ /sy
Woven (Mirafi 500X or equal) $________ /sy $________ /sy

 

 

 

 

 

TOWN OF AUSTERLITZ
BID PROPOSAL FORM– 2021
Page 3 of 3

ASPHALT EMULSION / CALCIUM / FUEL

BIDDERS NAME________________________________

CALCIUM CHLORIDE
Liquid $_______ /gal

(*) Per gallon submitted price shall include material, delivery, and application with bidders equipment.

TRUCKING OF HIGHWAY MATERIALS
TRUCKING OF HIGHWAY MATERIALS
Tractor Trailer aluminum trailer
Rate per hour $_______ average load permitted legally ________
Tractor Trailer Steel Trailer
Rate per hour $________ average load permitted legally ________
Tri-Axle Dump Truck
Rate per hour $________ average load permitted legally ________

Haul material to Town Garage from Colarusso Sand and Gravel
Price per ton $ ________
Haul material from Colarusso Sand and Gravel to the intersection of State Route 203 and State Route 22
Price per ton $________
Haul material to Town Garage from Colarusso Quarry
Price per ton $________
Haul material to Town Garage from Bolls
Price per ton $________
Haul material to Town Garage from Rifenburg Construction
Price per ton $________
Haul material from Rifenburg Construction to the intersection of State Route 203 and State Route 22
Price per ton $________
Haul material to Town Garage from West Stockbridge
Price per ton $ _______
Haul material from West Stockbridge to the intersection of State Route 203 and State Route 22
Price per ton $________

 

Bidder Name __________________________________
Address __________________________________
__________________________________
Contact/Title __________________________________
Telephone __________________________________

Please take notice that the Supervisor for the Town of Austerlitz has filed his Annual Financial Report with the Town Clerk and a copy of said report is available for public inspection and copying. The Town Clerk is available Monday thru Friday, 9:00-12:00 p.m. at the Austerlitz Town Hall, 816 Route 203, Spencertown, NY.

Dated: March 18, 2021

Susan A. Haag, RMC MMC
Town Clerk

Please take notice that the Supervisor for the Town of Austerlitz has filed his Annual Financial Report with the Town Clerk and a copy of said report is available for public inspection and copying. The Town Clerk is available Monday thru Friday, 9:00-12:00 p.m. at the Austerlitz Town Hall, 816 Route 203, Spencertown, NY.

Dated: March 18, 2021

Susan A. Haag, RMC MMC
Town Clerk

PUBLIC NOTICE
Town of Austerlitz
Public Hearing on Proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2021

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Local Law No. 1 of 2021 has been introduced by the Town Board of the Town of Austerlitz, for purposes of commencing the adoption process. Local Law No. 1 of 2021 abolishes the elective office of the Town Highway Superintendent and creates the position of Highway Superintendent, with a term of two years, that will be filled by appointment of the Town Board starting January 1, 2022. If adopted by the Town Board after public hearing, this Local Law shall be subject to a Town-wide referendum for consideration of its approval in order to be effective.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a public hearing on proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2021 will be held by the Town Board via video conference, on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of providing an opportunity for interested individuals to comment on the proposed local law. Written comments addressed to the Town Board will also be accepted and are encouraged. Written comments may be mailed to the Town office address, P.O. Box 238, Spencertown, NY 12165 or emailed to the Town Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For written comments to be considered by the Board, your name and home address must be included. The hearing video-conference sign-in information will be available on the Town website or by contacting the Town Clerk. The entire text of the proposed law is available on the Town website: austerlitzny.com.

By Resolution of the Town Board
Date: February 2, 2021

Susan Haag, Town Clerk

Introductory LOCAL LAW NO. 1 - 2021
Town of Austerlitz
A proposed Local Law to change the office of Highway Superintendent from an elective office to an appointed office, adding Article 2 to Chapter 45 of the Town of Austerlitz Code.
SECTION 1. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. In the era of the tax cap and in an effort to reduce and/or avoid increases in property taxes, the Town Board of the Town of Austerlitz (hereinafter referred to as the “Town Board’) is looking for opportunities for savings. By abolishing the elective office of Town Superintendent of Highways and creating the appointive office of Town Superintendent of Highways, the Town Board will have more flexibility to make the Town Highway Department operate more efficiently and conserve financial resources. This will also give the Town Board the ability to select from a greater pool of applicants to ensure sufficient qualifications of the individual in this position and provide regular oversight and accountability to ensure the duties of this office are completed in as cost-effective, efficient and responsible of a manner as possible.
SECTION 2. STATUTORY AUTHORITY: This local law is enacted under the authority of Municipal Home Rule Law §§ 10, 22 and 23. The Town Board hereby expressly states its intention that this local law shall supersede any provision of the Town Law of the State of New York to the contrary, including but not limited to Town Law § 20.
SECTION 3. PURPOSE: The purpose of this local law is to abolish the elected position of Superintendent of Highways and replace it with an appointed position of Superintendent of Highways in the Town of Austerlitz.
SECTION 4. ABOLITION OF ELECTED POSITION; CREATION OF APPOINTED POSITION: The elected position of the Superintendent of Highways in the Town of Austerlitz is hereby abolished, effective January 1, 2022. The appointed position of the Superintendent of Highways in the Town of Austerlitz is hereby created, effective January 1, 2022.
SECTION 5. TITLE: This local law shall be incorporated in the Town of Austerlitz Code as Chapter 45, Article 2, “The Office of the Appointed Superintendent of Highways”.
SECTION 6. TRANSFER OF DUTIES: Except as set forth in Section 9, all duties, authority and power previously vested in the elected Superintendent of Highways shall be vested in the appointed Superintendent of Highways as set forth in Town Law §§ 32, 140 and 142 and any other provision of law.
SECTION 7. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: The person holding the office of Superintendent of Highways in the Town of Austerlitz, need not be a resident nor an elector of the Town of Austerlitz, provided, however, that such person shall reside in Columbia County or in an adjoining county within the State of New York.
SECTION 8. SUPERSESSION: This local law shall supersede Town Law § 23(1) in its application to the office of Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Austerlitz, Columbia County, New York.
SECTION9. AUTHORITY OF SUPERINTENDENT; APPOINTING AUTHORITY:
(a) The appointed Superintendent of Highways shall have such powers and shall perform such duties as are or hereafter may be conferred or imposed by law, and such further duties as the Town Board may determine not inconsistent with law. Any references contained in the Code of the Town of Austerlitz to the Superintendent of Highways shall be construed as applying to the duly appointed Superintendent of Highways.
(b) The Town Board shall be the appointing authority for all employees of the Town of Austerlitz Highway Department.
SECTION 10. TERM OF OFFICE AND FILLING VACANCY: The appointed Superintendent of Highways of the Town of Austerlitz shall serve for a term of two (2) years, upon the terms and conditions determined by the Town Board, unless sooner removed by the Town Board in the manner provided for in this local law. A vacancy in the Office of Superintendent of Highways shall be filled by the Town Board for the unexpired term in the manner provided by law.
SECTION11. SALARY AND REMOVAL OF HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT:
(a) The salary of the Highway Superintendent shall be fixed by the Town Board and shall be payable in such installments and at such intervals as the Town Board shall determine, which may be modified by resolution of the Town Board from time to time. The Town Board shall also fix any and all employment benefits, such as vacation, personal and sick time, health insurance and retirement to be attributed to such position which may be modified by resolution of the Town Board from time to time.
(b) The Town Board may remove the Highway Superintendent at any time for good cause. The Highway Superintendent shall have an opportunity to appear before the Town Board and be heard.
SECTION 12. MANDATORY REFERENDUM: Pursuant to Municipal Home Rule Law section 23, this local law shall be subject to a mandatory referendum to be held in accordance with law for which the following question shall be submitted to the electors to consider the approval of this local law:
“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?”
SECTION 13. EFFECTIVE DATE: This local law shall take effect upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors voting therein at such referendum, and the filing with the Office of the Secretary of State in accordance with the applicable provisions of law.

END OF LAW

 

 TAKE NOTICE, that I, Susan A. Haag, the undersigned and Collector of Taxes for the Town of Austerlitz, County of Columbia and State of New York, have duly received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes within the Town of Austerlitz for the year of 2021, and that my hours for the purpose of receiving the taxes listed on said roll for the month of January, 2021, are as follows: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., at the Austerlitz Town Hall located at 816 Route 203, Spencertown, New York.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that taxes may be paid on or before February 1, 2021, without charge or interest. On all taxes received after that date, one percent will be added for the first month and an additional one percent will be added each month or portion thereof until paid or until the return of unpaid taxes to the Columbia County Treasurer pursuant to law.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that pursuant to the provisions of law, the tax roll of the Town of Austerlitz will be returned to the Columbia County Treasurer on the first day of April, 2021.

Dated: January 1, 2021

Susan Haag, Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Town Of Austerlitz
Columbia County
New York

Public Notice

Please take notice that the Supervisor for the Town of Austerlitz has filed his Annual Financial Report with the Town Clerk and a copy of said report is available for public inspection and copying. The Town Clerk is available Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 9:00-12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00-2:00 p.m. at the Austerlitz Town Hall, 816 Route 203, Spencertown, NY.

Dated: March 12, 2020

Susan A. Haag, RMC MMC
Town Clerk

Please take notice that the Supervisor for the Town of Austerlitz has filed his Annual Financial Report with the Town Clerk and a copy of said report is available for public inspection and copying. The Town Clerk is available Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 9:00-12:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00-2:00 p.m. at the Austerlitz Town Hall, 816 Route 203, Spencertown, NY.

Dated: March 1, 2019
Susan A. Haag, RMC MMC
Town Clerk