Chester is a quaint New England town with a population of 3,144, centrally located, and in close proximity to several ski areas including Okemo, Stratton, and Killington. Chester offers a community of great restaurants, comfortable B & Bs, and interesting shops, including authentic antique stores and lovely art galleries. Whether you are looking for a quiet respite, or just adventuring off the beaten path.... Here, youcan enjoy a tranquil and charming atmosphere. Chester is also a wonderful place to live!
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The Steering Committee meeting from February 28, 2017 discussed many aspects of the Master Plan for Chester Village Center. The most important feature of any community plan is its Draft Vision Framework. This part of the plan influences the policies and approaches towards future land use and community design, and acknowledges what is important to the community. Please see here to get the information from the meeting and to view the Draft Vision Framework: Rediscovering Chester
On March 21, 2017, the Vermont State Board of Education accepted the report and Articles of Agreement to form a Unified School District, which is to be called the Green Mountain Unified District. The Articles call for a vote to be warned for May 2, 2017. At the same time, the board members for the new board will also be elected. Petitions to be part of the board are available at the Chester Town Office, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and are due back to the Chester Town Office by 5:00 p.m. on April 3, 2017. See here for full details of this article:Unified School District
The Town of Chester would like to extend an invitation to get involved in your community. There is two volunteer positions open for appointment. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and get involved.
Development Review Board - Unexpired 1 year term
Development Review Board – Unexpired 1 year term
All interested parties should submit a letter of interest to: Town Manager's Office PO Box 370 Chester, Vermont 05143
Dog liscenses are now available at the Town Office. All dogs must be registered by April 1, 2017. A rabies clinic will be held March 11, 2017, from 10:30-Noon at the Town Garage for a fee of $10 per dog. Registration will be available during the clinic as well.
AARP has rated Chester as one of the top ten places in the world for a fabulous fall vacation. The article was written by author Kitty Bean Yancey in AARP of July 28, 2016. AARP has named Chester number 10 among some of the most beautiful places in the world. View the full article here: Fabulous Fall Vacations for 2016
The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced the launch of the Winter Central web portal, a new site to help drivers navigate winter conditions in Vermont. Included in the new portal is Plow Finder, a map that will show the location of all active VTrans plow trucks in near real-time. Please click this link to access the portal: Winter Weather Central (Please note the Plow Finder Map will not show town trucks)
The Chester Andover Family Center is hosting a Community Service Event for area teens to find their perfect Prom Outfit. On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the CAFC will open its doors from 3-7PM for Prom Shopping. For full details of this sale please see here: Prom Wear Sale
On Sunday, March 12, 2017 the Town of Chester held a workshop in regards to the project Rediscovering Chester. This proved to be a very successful meeting with a great turnout and lots of input from the community. The presentation and public meeting boards can be viewed here by following these two links: Community Open House and Public Meeting Boards. We would also appreciate any input you may have. If you would like to comment on this presentation please submit your feedback here: Comment Form
The Town of Chester held the annual Town Meeting on Monday, March 6, 2017 and the annual election for the Town and the Town School District on March 7, 2017. If you would like to view the minutes form the meeting and know the results of this election please see here: Meeting Minutes and Results
In the development of the Chester Village Center Master Plan having good photographs (current or vintage) of Chester Village Center is a must. Upload your favorite image of a building, event or activity in Chester Village! All images used will be captioned. Follow the link below to start the process and thank you! Photo Submission From
In 2016, the Chester Planning Commission is updating the Chester Town Plan with a particular focus on economic development and flood resiliency. View the plan and updates here: Town Plan Update
The first edition of the Town Newsletter has been released. Copies of the Newsletter can be found at various places around town. The Newsletter will be produced on a quarterly basis. If you would like to receive the Newsletter by mail or have it emailed to you please call the office at 875-2173, or send an email to atcchester@vermontel .net. Please see here to view the first edition: Newsletter
The Town of Chester iscurrently looking for three people that would be interested in serving on the Planning Commission, and six people that would be interested in serving on the Budget Committee. Please contact the Town Office at 875-2173 to inquire about these opportunities.
Town Reports are available at the Town Office, Chester Hardware, Lisai's and Chester Laundromat. If you would like a copy to be mailed to you, please call 875-2173 or email email@example.com.
Election Day voter registration law went into effect January 1, 2017. You may register to vote on Election Day at the polls and vote on that day. You may also register to vote at the Town Clerk's Office or online at mvp.sec.state.vt.us.