Broadband Update – May 10, 2021

High-speed internet is now available for residents to use at the Fiber Hut – 4 North Blandford Road.

Similar to Town Hall, you can sit in your car, as long as you do not interfere with the Sertex crew testing the fiber. However, this connection is MUCH faster than what you would find at Town Hall and is a good preview of the type of speeds you can expect to see once broadband is rolled out to residents.

There is still no specific date for FSA04 go-live, but we will post an update as soon as we know. After Sertex completes testing the lines, then home installations will begin.

Free COVID Vaccines

The Hilltown Community Health Center is offering free COVID-19 Vaccines to all residents of Blandford, Chester, Russell, Granville, Tolland, Goshen, Chesterfield, PLainfield, and Middlefield.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for a vaccine, please call (413) 667-3009, extension 261.

Open Space & Recreation Plan Meeting – 5/4/21

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:30pm
The final meeting between the Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) Advisory Committee and the OSRP consultant, Wildscape Design, LLC. The purpose of this meeting is to review and obtain feedback on the second drafts of the OSRP update, and work to fill in the gaps in Section Nine: Seven-Year Action Plan.
 
Zoom link for Community Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89305045932?pwd=eVF4NitFVW5IZzFtditUZFFFbXFvUT09
OR Dial in by phone: +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 893 0504 5932
Passcode: 170502

Download the agenda here →

Public Hearing – May 3, 2021 – Vicious or Nuisance Dog

Notice of Public Hearing
Complaint of Vicious or Nuisance Dogs

A public dog hearing will be held by the Blandford Select Board on Monday, May 3 at 6:00pm on a Complaint of Vicious or Nuisance Dogs as defined by Section 157, Chapter 140, General Laws. The hearing will take place at Blandford Town Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road. Pursuant to Governor Baker’s order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L.C. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this hearing will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Members of the public who wish to listen to the meeting may do so by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87116077710
• Meeting ID: 8711607771O
• Dial In: 1-929-205-6099
No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted. Every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the Blandford website a transcript or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.