Board of Selectmen

Board of Selectmen

Lauren Gister, First Selectwoman
Charlene Janecek, Selectwoman
Thomas Englert, Selectman

The Town of Chester is governed by the Board of Selectmen with a Town Meeting form of government. This uniquely New England governmental structure has changed over the centuries, but the core functions have remained essentially the same. In the 1600s, the Board of Selectmen exercised the general power to superintend the concerns of the town. That is still true today; however, some of the specific duties have evolved. In the early days, the Selectmen ensured that the town boundaries were properly marked, and they met twice a year with the Justices of the Peace, grand jurors, constables, and tithing men to consult about the suppression of profaneness, vice, and immorality. (Some may argue that these duties should return!) From 1714 to 1798, the Selectmen and Justices of the Peace were required to inspect local schools once every quarter year; inquire into the qualifications of the master and the proficiency of the children; and give needful directions to increase knowledge, civility, and religion.

Today, the Board of Selectmen acts as the executive branch of town government. Many of the other functions now fall to various Boards and Commissions that report to the Board of Selectmen. For example, the Board of Finance is responsible for the financial administration of the Town, including preparing the annual budget and setting the mil rate. The Town Meeting is the legislative body of the Town and is open to all registered voters and property owners.

Chester Survey Results

COVID Vaccination Registration

Approved Budget for the Town of Chester FY 2021-2022

Approved-FY-22-Expenditures-Budget

Approved-FY-22-Revenue-Budget

Approved 5 Year Capital

Approved Budget for the Town of Chester FY 2020-2021

Approved Expenditures FY 2020 2021 Budget
Approved Revenues FY 2020 2021 Budget
Approved Capital FY 2020 2021 Budget
Approved Budget for the Town of Chester FY 2019-2020
Approved Expenditures FY 19 20 Budget
Approved Revenues FY 19 20 Budget
Approved Capital FY-19-20 Budget

Town of Chester’s Audit: Chester Audit FY19

Agenda / Minutes

September 22, 2021 Agenda

September 8, 2021 Agenda|Minutes

August 25, 2021 Agenda|Minutes

August 11, 2021 Agenda REVISED|Minutes
July 28, 2021 Agenda|Minutes
July 14, 2021 Agenda Pedestrian Safety Request|ROV|Minutes
June 23,, 2021 Agenda|Minutes
June 16, 2021 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
June 9, 2021 Cancellation
June 7, 2021 Agenda|Cancellation
June 2, 2021 Cancellation
May 28, 2021 Cancellation
May 19, 2021 Town Meeting Agenda|May 19, 2021 Revised Town Meeting|Minutes
May 12, 2021 Agenda|Minutes
May 5, 2021 Agenda
April 29, 2021 Budget Agenda|Minutes
April 28, 2021 Agenda| Minutes
April 29, 2021 Public Hearing of Proposed Fiscal Year Budget 2021-2022
April 14, 2021 Agenda|Minutes
April 7, 2021 Budget Workshop Agenda|Minutes
April 1, 2021 Budget Workshop Agenda|Minutes
March 24, 2021 Agenda|Minutes
March 24, 2021 Budget Workshop
March 18, 20201 Budget Workshop Agenda
March 10, 2021 Budget Workshop Agenda|Minutes
March 10 2021 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
February 24, 2021 Agenda
February 24, 2021 Budget Workshop Agenda|Minutes
February 11, 2021 Budget Workshop Agenda|Minutes
February 10, 2021 Agenda|ROV
February 4, 2021 Joint Budget Workshop Agenda | Minutes
January 27, 2021 Agenda|Minutes
January 13, 2021 Agenda|Minutes

2020

December 23, 2020 Agenda|Minutes
December 15, 2020 Agenda
December 9, 2020 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
November 18, 2020 Agenda|Minutes
October 28, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 14, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 1, 2020 Special Meeting Agenda Cedar Lake Ordinance Land Use Office Minutes
Cancellation Notice 9 23 2020
September 9, 2020 Agenda|Minutes
August 26, 2020 Agenda REVISED|Road Safety and Citations|ROV|Minutes
August 18, 2020 Special Meeting Agenda|Minutes
August 12, 2020 Agenda|Gateway Commisson Application – Thomas Brelsford|Proposed End of Year Transfers|ROV|Minutes
July 22, 2020 Agenda|July 8 2020 Minutes|Main Street Phase III Progress Report July 22 2020
July 8, 2020 Agenda|Minutes
June 24, 2020 Agenda|Minutes
June 10, 2020 Agenda|Agency Fee Agreement 2021 term to be sgined|Minutes
May 27, 2020 Agenda|May 13, 2020 BOS Minutes| Emergency Contingency plan for elections — final|R. Guasp Jr. EMD Bio|Minutes
May 13, 2020 Agenda| BOS Minutes April 22 2020| Earthlight Contract CES| Executive Order 7I| Reopening Plans – Hair Salons| Reopening Plans – Museum| Reopening Plans – Offices| Reopening Plans – Outdoor Restaurants| Reopening Plans – Retail and Malls| Special Board of Finance Meeting 5 27 20| Copy of Budget for Newspaper 2020 2021
May 6, 2020 Public Hearing Notice
April 22, 2020 BOS BOF Joint Budget Workshop Agenda| Budget Adjustments| Budget Comparison| Budget Reconciliation| Budget Status| Proposed Expenditure Detail| Proposed Revenue Detail|Minutes
April 22, 2020 Agenda|Executive Orders 7w 7s Background|BOS Minutes April 8 2020|Minutes
April 20, 2020 Continued Joint Budget Workshop Agenda|Minutes
April 15, 2020 Joint Budget Workshop Agenda|Minutes for Approval|10 year capital plan|2020.april.15.Contingency Histroy.Bdgt|2020.april.15.Tritown.Bdgt|2020.april.15.8 YR BDGT Comparision.Bdgt|2020.april.15.REVENUE CORRECTED.Bdgt|April 15 Budget Adjustments and options|April 1 CES proposed Budget for presentation to Town|CES Budget| Minutes
April 8, 2020 Agenda|Attachments
April 7, 2020 Joint Budget Workshop Agenda  | Minutes
Budget Status and Adjustments Attachments | Chester-Joint-BOS-BOF Minutes 2 27 2020
Budget-Status-and-Adjustments-Attachments | BOF-BOS-joint-budget-minutes-3-11-2020
5 year capital budget (unchanged w balances)
10 year capital plan
2020. Budget Process for FY 2021
Chester BOF BOS joint budget minutes 2 20 2020
Original FY 20-21 expenditure budget | Budget Status in Color and 5 Year Histories|Original FY 20-21 Revenue Budget | Scanned Image.Bdgt doc
April 6, 2020 Joint Budget Workshop Cancellation
March 25, 2020 Agenda | Zoom Meeting Recording|Minutes
March 25, 2020 Cancellation of Joint Budget Workshop
March 19, 2020 BOF BOS Budget Workshop Cancellation
March 11, 2020 Joint Budget Workshop|Minutes
March 11, 2020 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
March 5, 2020 Town Meeting Call |Minutes
March 4, 2020 Agenda|Minutes
February 27 2020 BOF BOS Budget Workshop Agenda|Minutes
February 26, 2020 Agenda|Minutes
February 20, 2020 Joint Budget Workshop Agenda|Minutes
February 10, 2020 Agenda ROV|Minutes
February 12, 2020 Cancellation
January 22, 2020 Agenda|Minutes
January 8, 2020 Agenda ROV|Minutes

2019

December 18, 2019 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
December 4, 2019 Agenda|Minutes
December 4, 2019 Cancellation
November 25, 2019 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
November 13, 2019 Agenda|Revised Agenda|Minutes
November 13, 2019 Cancellation
November 13, 2019 Notice of Special Town Meeting|Minutes
October 23, 2019 Agenda|Minutes
October 10, 2019 Agenda|Revised Agenda|Minutes|backup
October 2, 2019 Agenda|Minutes
September 25, 2019 Agenda|Cancellation
September 11, 2019 Agenda ROV|Minutes
August 28, 2019 Agenda|Minutes
August 14, 2019 Agenda|Minutes
July 24, 2019 Cancellation
July 10, 2019 Agenda|Minutes
June 26 2019 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
June 26 2019 Public Hearing & Town Mtg re CT Neighborhood Assistance Act Program|Public Hearing Minutes and Town Meeting Minutes of June 26, 2019
June 12, 2019 Agenda|Minutes
May 29 2019 Agenda|Minutes
May 22, 2019 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
May 29, 2019 Town Meeting Call
May 8, 2019 Agenda|Minutes
April 24, 2019 Agenda|MinutesROV|Minutes
April 18, 2019 BOF BOS Joint Agenda|Minutes
April 8, 2019 BOF BOS Joint Agenda| Minutes
April 4, 2019 BOF BOS Joint AgendaMinutes
April 4, 2019 Agenda|Revised Agenda Minutes
March 27, 2019 Public Hearing Minutes
March 27, 2019 Agenda|Record of Vote|Minutes
March 21, 2019 Agenda (Joint Mtg)|Minutes
March 13, 2019 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
March 7, 2019 Joint Meeting Agenda|Minutes
March 6, 2019 Agenda
February 27, 2019 Agenda|Minutes
February 21, 2019 Joint Special Meeting Agenda|Minutes
February 19, 2019 SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
February 13, 2019 AGENDA ROV Minutes
January 23, 2019 AgendaROV|Minutes
January 17, 2019 Agenda Joint MtgCancelled
January 17, 2019 Agenda
January 9, 2019 Agenda|Minutes
January 3, 2019 BOF and BOS Agenda|Minutes

2018

December 27, 2018 Town Meeting Call|Cancellation
December 26, 2018 Agenda|Minutes
December 12, 2018 Cancellation
December 10, 2018 Agenda|ROV
December 6, 2018 Agenda|ROV
November 28, 2018 Agenda|Minutes
November 28, 2018 Special Mtg. Agenda
November 14, 2018 Agenda|Minutes
November 14, 2018 Special Meeting Agenda
November 5, 2018 Agenda
October 24, 2018 Agenda|Revised Agenda  Minutes  ROV
October 16, 2018 Agenda Revised|Minutes
October 10, 2018 Agenda|Revised Agenda|Minutes
September 26, 2018 Agenda   CANCELLATION NOTICE
September 12, 2018 Agenda|Minutes
August 29, 2018 Agenda|Minutes
August 8, 2018 Agenda|Revised Agenda|ROV|Minutes
July 25, 2018 Cancellation
August 22, 2018 Cancellation
July 17, 2018 Agenda|Minutes
July 11, 2018 Cancellation
June 27, 2018 Agenda|Revised Agenda|Minutes
June 13, 2018 Agenda|Minutes
May 30, 2018 Town Meeting Call|Minutes
May 23, 2018 Agenda
May 9, 2018 Agenda|Minutes
May 9th 2018 Notice of Public Hearing
April 25, 2018 Agenda|Minutes
April 19, 2018 BOF BOS Agenda
April 11, 2018 BOF BOS Agenda
April 11, 2018 AgendaMinutes
April 5, 2018 BOF BOS Agenda
March 28, 2018 BOF BOS Agenda
March 28, 2018 Agenda|Minutes
March 15, 2018 BOF BOS Agenda
March 7, 2018 BOS BOF Budget Workshop Cancellation
March 7, 2018 Cancellation
February 28, 2018 Budget Workshop Agenda|Minutes
February 28, 2018 Agenda
February 7, 2018 Agenda||Revised Agenda|Minutes
January 24, 2018 Agenda|REVISED Agenda|Minutes
January 10, 2018 Agenda|Minutes

2017

December 27, 2017 Agenda|Minutes
December 20, 2017 Town Meeting Minutes
December 14, 2017 Agenda
December 13 2017 Cancellation/Revised Cancellation
November 29, 2017 AgendaMinutesNQP Rehabilitation Attachment
November 22, 2017 Cancellation
November 8, 2017 Agenda|Minutes
October 25, 2017 Agenda|Minutes
October 11, 2017 Agenda|REVISED Agenda|Minutes
September 27, 2017 Agenda|Minutes
September 13, 2017 Agenda|Minutes
August 23, 2017 AgendaMinutes
August 17, 2017 Agenda
August 9 2017 Agenda|Minutes|Attachment
August 7, 2017 Agenda
July 26, 2017 Cancellation
July 19, 2017 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
July 12 2017 Cancellation Notice
July 6, 2017 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
June 28, 2017 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
June 14, 2017 Agenda/Minutes
June 1, 2017 Special Meeting Agenda
May 25, 2017 Town Meeting Call|Minutes
May 24, 2017 Agenda|Minutes|Attachment
May 10, 2017 Agenda|Minutes|CES Solar option
April 26, 2017 Agenda|Revised Agenda|Minutes
April 12, 2017 Agenda| Minutes
April 5, 2017 BOSBOF Budget Workshop
March 22, 2017 Agenda|Minutes
March 8, 2017 Bd. Selectman/Bd. Finance Budget Workshop Agenda
March 8, 2017 Agenda|Minutes
February 22, 2017 Agenda|Minutes
February 16, 2017 Budget Workshop Agenda
February 15, 2017 Town Meeting Agenda
February 8, 2017 BOS BOF Agenda Budget Workshop
February 8, 2017 Agenda|Minutes
January 25, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 11, 2017 Agenda|Minutes

2016

December 28, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
December 14, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
November 9, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
October 26, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
September 28, 2016 Agenda| Minutes
September 14, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
August 24, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
August 10, 2016 Agenda Minutes
July 27, 2016 Agenda | Minutes
July 13, 2016 Cancellation
June 30, 2016 Town Meeting|Minutes
June 22, 2016 Cancellation
June 8, 2016 Agenda|ROV|Minutes
May 31, 2016 Town Meeting|Minutes
May 25, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
May 11, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
April 27, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
April 21, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
April 14, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
April 11, 2016 Town Meeting Minutes
March 23 2016 Agenda|Minutes
March 9, 2016 BOF/BOS Budget Workshop Agenda
March 9, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
February 24, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
February 10, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
January 27, 2016 Special Town Meeting Agenda|Minutes
January 27, 2016 Agenda|Minutes
January 13, 2016 Cancellation
January 6, 2016 Agenda|Minutes

2015

December 23, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, December 15, 2015 Cancelled, December 09 2015 Agenda|Minutes, December 3, 2015 Minutes, December 1, 2015 Cancelled, November 23, 2015 Agenda, November 10, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, October 27, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, 10 20 2015 Meeting Cancelled, October 6, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, September 15, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, September 15, 2015 Town Meeting Agenda|Minutes, September 1, 2015 Agenda, August 18, 2015 Cancellation, August 11, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, August 4, 2015 Cancellation, July 21 2015 Meeting Cancelled, July 7, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, June 16, 2015 Agenda (Revised)|Minutes, June 2, 2015 Cancellation, May 28, 2015 Special Town Meeting|Minutes, May 19, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, BOSBOF Special Meeting Agenda 05 06 2015|Minutes, May 6, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, May 5, 2015 Agenda|Cancellation, April 23, 2015 Agenda|Minutes. April 21, 2015 Cancellation, April 07 2015 Budget Workshop, 04 07 2015 Agenda|Minutes, March 25, 2015 Budget Workshop, March 19, 2015 Budget Workshop, March 17, 2015 Budget Workshop, March 17, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, March 5, 2015 Special Town Meeting|Minutes, March 3, 2015 Budget Workshop|Cancellation, March 3, 2015 Agenda, February 17, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, February 3, 2015 Agenda|Minutes, Minutes, Revised|Minutes

2014

December 16 2014 Special Agenda|Revised Agenda|Minutes, December 9 2014 Town Meeting|Minutes, December 2, 2014 Agenda  Minutes, November 18, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, October 21, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, October 7, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, September 16, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, September 2, 2014 Cancellation, August 26, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, August 19, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, BOS Cancellation 08 05 2014, July 15 2014 BOS Agenda|Minutes, North Quarter Master Plan Information Meeting July 9, July 1, 2014 Cancellation, June 24, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, BOS Cancellation 06 17 2014, June 3, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, May 20, 2014 Cancellation, May 7, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, May 6, 2014 Cancellation, April 30, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, BOS Agenda 04 15 2014|Minutes, April 15, 2014 Budget Workshop Agenda|Minutes, April 1, 2014 Budget Workshop, April 1, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, March 26, 2014 Budget Workshop Agenda, March 26, 2014 Special Town Meeting|Minutes, March 20, 2014 Budget Workshop Agenda, March 18, 2014 Budget Workshop|Minutes , March 18, 2018 Agenda|Minutes, March 4, 2014 Agenda – Corrected Agenda|Minutes, March 4, 2014 Budget Workshop Agenda, March 4, 2014 Agenda, February 18, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, February 4, 2014 Agenda|Minutes, Special Meeting Agenda 01 22 2014 \ Minutes, Agenda 01 21 2014 Cancelled, Special Agenda 01 16 2014|Minutes, January 7, 2014 Agenda \ Minutes

2013

Agenda 12 17 2013|Minutes, December 3, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, November 20, 2013 Town Meeting Minutes, November 20, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, October 29, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, BOS October 15, 2013 Agenda|BOS Minutes, October 1, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, September 24, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, September 17, 2013 Cancellation, September 3, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, August 20, 2013 Cancellation, Agenda 08062013|Minutes , July 23, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, July 23, 2013 Special Town Meeting|Minutes, 07162013 Cancellation, July 2, 2013 Cancellation, June 18, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, June 4, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, May 21, 2013 Town Meeting Minutes, May 21, 2013 Agenda, May 7, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, May 1, 2013 Public Hearing on Budget, April 18, 2013 BOS BOF Workshop Agenda, April 18, 2013 BOS Agenda|Minutes, April 16, 2013 Cancellation, April 2, 2013 BOS BOF Budget Workshop, April 2, 2013 Agenda , March 28, 2013 BOS BOF Budget Workshop Cancellation, March 19, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, March 13, 2013 Workshop with BOF Agenda, March 5, 2013 Special Workshop with BOF, March 5, 2013 Agenda|Minutes, BOS Agenda 02192013|Minutes, February 5, 2013 Agenda Revised|Minutes, January 23, 2013 Town Meeting Minutes, BOS Agenda 01232013|Minutes, January 22, 2013 Cancellation, January 8, 2013| Agenda Minutes

2012