Board of Selectmen

Board of Selectmen

Lauren Gister, First Selectwoman
Charlene Janecek, Selectwoman
Carolyn Linn, Selectwoman

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.

Annual Report 7 2015 6 2016

Annual Report 07 2014 to 06 2015

Town of Chester’s Audit: Audit Report 2015

Approved Budget for the Town of Chester FY 2016-2017

Approved Expenditure Budget 2016 2017

Approved Revenue Budget 2016 2017

Approved Budget for the Town of Chester FY 2014-2015:

Approved Budget for the Town of Chester FY 2015 2016

Chester’s Approved Budget Fiscal Year 2015 2016

Agenda / Minutes

March 22, 2017 Agenda

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

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