Town of Chester Notice of Town Meeting

Posted on April 13, 2022 · Posted in Bulletin Board

TOWN OF CHESTER NOTICE OF TOWN MEETING

7:00 PM MAY 24, 2022

Chester Meeting House

4 Liberty Street Chester, CT  06412

IN PERSON – MASKS REQUIRED!

The electors of the TOWN OF CHESTER, CT and all other citizens qualified to vote in town meetings of the TOWN OF CHESTER are hereby notified and warned that a Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7pm at the Chester Meeting House, to consider and act upon the following:

  1. To select the method of payment and due date of installments of property taxes in keeping with CT General Statutes 12-143 as follows:
  2. Real estate taxes due in two halves, first half due July 1, 2022 and the second half due January 1, 2023
  3. All motor vehicle bills due in one payment on July 1, 2022
  4. All motor vehicle supplement bills due in one payment on January 1, 2023
  5. Minimum interest charge of $2.00
  6. Negate all bills under $5.00
  7. To adopt a budget for the Town of Chester for fiscal year July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 an amount totaling $15,329,800, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  8. To adopt a five year Capital Budget, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  9. To authorize the First Selectman and Treasurer to borrow such sums of money from time to time as may be necessary to defray expenses of the Town in accordance with authorized appropriations of fiscal year ending June 30, 2023.
  10. To appropriate the sum of $535,000 from the unassigned general fund balance, to Capital Non-Recurring line item # 10-05-62-1000-150, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  11. To authorize the following Capital transfer, as recommended by the Board of Finance:

 

From     20-00-01-0000-007           Board of Selectmen – Assigned                                                  $535,000

* From  20-00-30-0000-030           Public Works – Highway Equipment                                         $  95,000

From     20-00-31-0000-448           Infrastructure – Maple Street Parking Lot & Walkway       $    1,985

* From  20-00-42-0000-062           Fire – Apparatus Replacement                                                   $170,000

To           20-00-31-0000-446           Infrastructure – Road/Sidewalk/Bridge Repairs                   $330,000

To           20-00-31-0000-456           Infrastructure – Tree Removal                                                    $  10,000

To           20-00-31-0000-458           Infrastructure – NRCS Grant (streambed clean-out)          $195,000

To           20-00-31-0000-XXX          Infrastructure – WIFI                                                                       $  95,000

To           20-00-36-0000-065           Buildings – Repairs/Code Compliance                                     $171,985

*Funds are being borrowed and are to be replaced upon grant reimbursement.

 

  1. To authorize the expenditure of $8,000 from the Capital Fund – Cedar Lake/Watershed 20-00-01-0000-042, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  2. To authorize the expenditure of $13,000 from the Capital Fund – Town Hall Computer Replacement line item # 20-00-01-0000-092, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  3. To authorize the expenditure of $53,000 from the Capital Fund – Revaluation line item # 20-00-11-0000-010, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  4. To authorize the expenditure of $330,000 from the Capital Fund – Road/Sidewalk/Bridge

Repairs to line item # 20-00-31-0000-446, as recommended by the Board of Finance.

  1. To authorize the expenditure of $10,000 from the Capital Fund – North Quarter Park/Playground line item # 20-00-31-0000-454, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  2. To authorize the expenditure of $80,000 from the Capital Fund – Tree Removal line item # 20-00-31-0000-456, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  3. To authorize the expenditure of $270,000 from the Capital Fund – NRCS Grant line item # 20-00-31-0000-458, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  4. To authorize the expenditure of $206,248 from the Capital Fund – Town Buildings – Repairs/Code Compliance line item # 20-00-36-0000-065, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  5. To authorize the expenditure of $45,000 from the Capital Fund – Fire – Equipment Replacement line item # 20-00-42-0000-235, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  6. To authorize the expenditure of $12,000 from the Capital Fund – Project Adventure line item # 20-00-90-0000-058, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  7. To authorize the expenditure of $22,000 from the Capital Fund – Paving and Sidewalks line item # 20-00-90-0000-XXX, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  8. To authorize the expenditure of $13,000 from the Capital Fund – School – Building Rehab & Enhancement line item # 20-00-90-0000-064, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  9. To consent and approve an appropriation in an amount not to exceed $6,000 to be allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act Funds (ARPA) to fund a concrete pad for the Chester Public Libraries new carousel seating area.
  10. To consent and approve an appropriation in an amount not to exceed $100,000 to be allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act Funds (ARPA) to establish an ARPA Social Services Fund (ARPA-SSF) and provide assistance to the most disadvantaged households in Chester.
  11. To consent and approve an appropriation in an amount not to exceed $44,820 to be allocated from the American Rescue Plan Act Funds (ARPA) to allow Tri Town Youth Services to hire three key staff positions for two years providing direct clinical services, prevention education, positive social-emotional skills development, and early interventions for identified youth.

 

Charlene O. Janecek                                                       Edmund Meehan                                             Thomas Englert

First Selectwoman                                                           Selectman                                                           Selectman

 

Proposed Revenue FY 23

Proposed Expenditures FY 23

Proposed Capital FY 22 23

2022 2023 BUDGET POWER POINT