Budget Committee

The duties of the Budget Committee are to prepare the budget for each annual or special Town meeting and School District meeting; to confer with the governing bodies, department heads, and other officials, relative to estimated expenses, revenues, and services preformed to the extent deemed necessary by the Budget Committee; to conduct the public hearings required under RSA 32:5,I, and to forward copies of the final budgets to the clerk, and the governing body. For more detailed information on the duties, please see RSA 32:16.

Contact Information

Michael A. Weider (2017), Chairman 887-6719 weider@gsinet.net
Rhonda Lamphere (2018), Vice Chairman 887-0321 rlamphere@comcast.net
Brian Shankey brianshankey@yahoo.com
Chuck Heuer (2018) 490-8239 chucklt@gsinet.net
Stephen D’Angelo (2017) 887-5560 steve.dangelo@lawyeradvocates.com
Cass Buckley (2017) 312-3188 Cassnh@comcast.net
Mike Romick, ex-officio, School Board 887-6126 MichaelRomick@chesteracademy.org
Dick Trask, ex-officio, Board of Selectmen 887-4979 dick.trask@outlook.com


The nine member official Budget Committee was formed at the Annual Town Meeting in 2005. The seven members at-large were appointed by the Town Moderator for a one year term. At the next Town elections, seven members were elected by the voters. The ex-officio members were appointed by the Board they represent.


The Budget Committee meets on the third Monday of each month with additional meetings during budget preparation time as needed. All Budget Committee meetings are open to the public. Regular monthly meetings will be televised on Channel 20. Workshops are open to the public, but are not televised.

The next Budget Committee Meeting will be held on Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 7 PM in the Meeting Room.

Budget Committee Minutes:

Budget Committee Meeting & Public Hearing on the Proposed 2010/11 School Budget