Special Town Meeting

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December 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
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NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
Chester Meeting House
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NOTICE is hereby given that a Special Town Meeting will be held in and for the Town of Chester,
Connecticut, Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty
Street, Chester, Connecticut to consider and act upon the following:
1. To amend the ordinance entitled “Building Records” adopted February 29, 1972, to
delete the listed fees in paragraph (3) and add language to allow the Board of
Selectmen to set and designate fees for processing building, electrical and other
permits as appropriate.
2. To amend and restate the ordinance entitled “Ordinance Concerning Use of Cedar
Lake, Cedar Lake Beaches and Parking Areas” adopted December 30, 1975 to restrict
the use of vessels on the waters of Cedar Lake to electric motors, sails, paddles, poles
or oars only, in order to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species which threaten
our lakes and waterways.
3. To amend the ordinance entitled “Ordinance Creating Alternate Members to the Board
of Finance” adopted August 31, 1976 to add language to paragraph (5) to clarify that
the filling of vacancies among the alternate members of the Board of Finance shall be
in accordance with Section 7-343 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
4. To adopt an ordinance entitled “An Ordinance Regulating the Storage and Collection
of Waste Containers in the Village District” to set regulations and restrictions for the
disposal of garbage and recyclables with regard to health and safety within the
pedestrian and commercial core of Chester.
5. To consent and approve an appropriation in an amount not to exceed $120,000 to be
allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act Funds (ARPA) for the purchase and
installation of a full service generator at the Chester Town Hall to enable continuity of
services for the health and safety of town residents.
6. To consent and approve an appropriation in the amount of $44,820 to be allocated
from the American Rescue Plan Act Funds (ARPA) to expand clinical services and
sustain youth and mental health support services at Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau
for Fiscal Years 22-24 to support long term recovery efforts from the COVID-19

pandemic. Funds are contingent upon Deep River and Essex’s participation in
funding the Tri-Town request.
7. To consent and approve an appropriation of up to $93,000 to be allocated from the
American Rescue Plan Act Funds (ARPA) to repair and replace aging sanitary sewer
system infrastructure as requested by Chester’s WPCA. The projects include replacing
and rebuilding the sewer line behind 43-65 Main Street, replacing and rebuilding the
sewer line from Water Street to the pump station, and installing monitoring equipment
and generator back up connection at the pump station on Water Street.
8. To consent and approve an appropriation in an amount not to exceed $10,000 to be
allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act Funds (ARPA) for the Shoreline Soup
Kitchen to aid a local non-profit organization due to the COVID pandemic. Funds are
contingent upon a minimum of 8 towns participating, including Chester.
9. To consent and approve an appropriation in an amount not to exceed $70,000 to be
allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act Funds (ARPA) toward the purchase of a
new Fire Boat for use by the Chester Hose Company due to the effects of COVID-19 on
supply chain operations and pricing.
10. To consent and approve an appropriation in an amount not to exceed $60,000 to be
allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act Funds (ARPA) for upgrades to
technology at both the Town Hall and Chester Meeting House to allow for remote and
hybrid meetings, presentations, and connectivity and access to the internet as a result
of changing communication and community support needs due to the public health
and safety considerations from the COVID pandemic.
11. To consent and approve an appropriation in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to be
allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act Funds (ARPA) for the hiring of a 2 year
contracted social and human services support person to enhance community public
health and social services efforts and support the additional needs of our community
as it recovers from the COVID pandemic.
Copies of all ordinances are available for public review on the town’s website at
www.chesterct.org and in the Town Clerk’s office.
Signed and sealed in Chester this 3rd day of December, 2021.
Lauren S. Gister Charlene Janecek Tom Englert
First Selectman Selectman Selectman