Boards & Committees

This page lists all of the Town’s Boards and Committees. These groups are comprised of Chester residents who have volunteered their time and experience to help improve our community. Joining one of these groups is a great way to get involved and to have your opinion heard.

Board of Selectmen: (603) 887-4979

» See the expanded Selectmen information page

Planning Board: (603) 887-5629

» See the expanded Planning Board information page

School Board:

» See the expanded School Board information page

Budget Committee:

» See the expanded Budget Committee information page

Supervisors of the Checklist:  (603) 887-4344

» See the expanded Supervisors of the Checklist information page

Zoning Board of Adjustment: (603) 887-4343

The Board meets and holds public hearings on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (unless otherwise noted) in the Meeting Room at the Municipal Building beginning at 7:00 P.M.
Janet Boyden, Administrative Assistant
Hours: Wednesday and Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm.
Fax: 887-3699

Agricultural Commission: (603) 887-4979

» See the expanded Agricultural Commission page

Conservation Commission:

» See the expanded Conservation Commission page

Highway Safety Committee: (603) 887-2080

The Highway Safety Committee meets at 1:00 PM in the Meeting Room at 84 Chester Street.

Police Chief William Burke
(603) 887-2080

Joint Loss Management Committee

The Joint Loss Management Committee’s next meeting will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 in the Police Department Training Room at 84 Chester Street.

Fire Chief Richard Antoine
(603) 887-3878

Public Access Community & Television (PACT)

An appointed group of individuals who represent Public & Government Access Television, CTV-21, Educational Television, CEVT-22, and residents, formerly known as the Cable Negotiations Committee (ad hoc). This group meets as needed to review the needs of Public Access Television, and recommend expenditures from the PACT fund (monies received from Adelphia Communications per the renewal franchise effective April 1, 2003).
Joseph Castricone
Dick Trask, Selectman Liaison

Board of Selectmen’s Office: 887-4979.

School District Future Planning Committee:

Assists School Board in long range planning for future school needs, especially monitoring school enrollment numbers.
NEW 2005 School District Annual Report
For the 2005-2006 school year, the FPC projected 728 total students for Chester Academy in Pre-School through 8th grade. The actual enrollment on October 3, 2005 was 693. So the actual enrollment was below the projections by 35 students…

Solid Waste & Recycling:

Board of Selectmen’s Office: 887-4979.

Strategic Land Protection: (603) 887-4979

Board of Selectmen’s Office: 887-4979.

Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Commission

» See the expanded Wason Pond page
In January of 2003, the Town of Chester purchased (with conservation funds) 105 acres of land surrounding Wason Pond for mixed conservation and recreational uses. A seven-person advisory committee oversaw the writing of the conservation easement, which has been placed on the property to protect it from future development or from activities or uses that would be out of keeping with accepted conservation practices. The ciommittee also hired E. Ann Poole to draft a Master Plan for the property. This Plan outlines the development of ball fields, the reclamation and restoration of the shorelines, wetlands, and other environmentally sensitive areas. Once this committee had completed its tasks, it was disbanded and replaced by the Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Commission.