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Blairstown Dog Park

Blairstown Dog Park located at Sycamore Park is now under the jurisdiction of the Township of Blairstown.  We ask any user at this time to follow all rules and regulations that are posted on the entrance gate. We are in a transition process and will have further information posted on our Township website and Facebook page shortly.

Did you Know

Effective February 23, 2022 all Township meetings will now be on YouTube for you to watch at your convenience.  Meetings will be uploaded after the meeting.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJZteJVFpdVGZ93BPpEcPA

Blairstown DPW

The Township of Blairstown recently purchased this 2017 Mack Granite from the village of Upper Nyack, NY to replace a 1999 Sterling single axel dump truck.  This Mack Granite 45,120 GVW with Mack MP 7 engine single axel dump truck with less than 10,000 miles comes ready to work.  Features include 10’ stainless dump body, 11 foot carbide edged plow, Monroe pre-wet system with two 100 gallon tanks, Force America salter control, rear view observation camera, on spot tire chains, ground/ambient air temperature gauge, and remote controlled golight for a $115,000 price tag saving well over $100,000 from purchasing this truck in new condition.  A special thank you is extended from the Township of Blairstown to the Village of Upper Nyack DPW supervisor Chris Gessel and Mayor Karen Tarapata, who while negotiating the purchase of upgraded equipment from the recently dissolved Village of South Nyack, NY, gave the township the opportunity to make this purchase.

From Left to Right:  Rob Moorhead-Mayor,  Eric Usinowicz-Director of Public Works, Albert Schwartz-Water Operator/Truck driver/Laborer,  John Vandyk-Maintenance/Truck Driver/Laborer, John Zukoski-Assistant Water Operator/Operator/Laborer, Robert Kise-Assistant Supervisor, Walter Orcutt-Deputy Mayor,  Not Pictured: Mike Sullivan-Mechanic/Laborer

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Planet Network

Please go to the Planet Networks site at www.getplanetfiber.com to answer a few questions to help bring high speed internet access to Blairstown.
Probably the worst problem faced by our residents is the lack of adequate internet service. This impacts businesses, working from home, in home education, or recreation. As you are probably aware Service Electric Cable TV – NJ was purchased by Altice several months ago. Hopefully, those of you who are served by Altice will see improved internet services in the near future.
But, many areas of our township are served only by CenturyLink. CenturyLink constructed a $30 million upgrade to their system in northern Warren County over the past several years. I personally have experienced an improvement, if you can call it, from a 1.5 meg to 6 meg download speed. Wow!
Over the next several years, Planet Networks from Newton will be wiring many roads in the area for high speed (currently up to 1 gigabit fiber connections) internet service. Rates are: 175 meg up/down m$59.95, 300meg up/down m$74.95, 500 meg up/down m$89.95, & 1gb up/down m$109.95.
They are gauging interest in their service and are asking residents to complete a short survey at www.getplanetfiber.com. If much faster internet speeds sound intriguing, complete this survey.
Get your neighbors to complete the survey. If many homes in the same areas respond favorably, your area might be the first wired. Help bring high speed internet service to Blairstown!
But in the meantime, Planet Networks is offering very reasonable prices to connect your home to an existing Altice cable TV line bordering your property.
Many residents have complained to me that because of their home’s distance from the roadway, Service Electric CTV gave an exorbitant price estimate to connect. I’m not sure if Altice’s connection cost will be less than SECTV, but Planet Networks might be a cheaper alternative.
You can ask for a connection quote from Robert Boyle at Planet Networks at robert@planet.net. I have heard that homeowners in our area who have used Planet Networks to connect with Service Electric were at a fraction of the cost estimated by SECTV.