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Applications open for membership on the Chester Municipal Planning Advisory Committee and the Chester Village Planning Advisory Committee as follows:

The Municipality of Chester is currently accepting applications to serve as a member of the Chester Municipal Planning Advisory Committee. The role of the Committee is to advise Council on planning matters including the preparation, amendment and administration of the Municipal Planning Strategy, Land Use By-law and the Subdivision By-law, in addition providing advice to Council related to the Heritage Property Act. Each Council District is represented by one citizen member, and the appointment is for a two-year term. Applications may be submitted to the Municipal Clerk no later than Friday, March 6, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. For further information about the role of the committee please call 902-275-2599.

The Municipality of Chester is currently accepting applications to serve as a member of the Chester Village Planning Advisory Committee. The role of the Committee is to advise Council on planning matters including the preparation, amendment and administration of the Chester Village Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law, in addition providing advice to Council related to the Heritage Property Act. This Committee will be responsible to guide and oversee the upcoming review of the Chester Village Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law. Appointments are for a two-year term. Applications may be submitted to the Municipal Clerk no later than Friday March 6, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. For further information about the role of the committee please call 902-275-2599.

To review Policy P-39 Chester Village Planning Advisory Committee or Policy P-62 Chester Municipal planning Advisory Committee, please click on the link to the right "Policies".

Submit to:
Pamela Myra, Municipal Clerk
151 King Street, PO Box 369
Chester, NS   B0J 1J0
Fax (902) 275-4771
Email pmyra@chester.ca

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Seven Councillors sit on Council. As part of their duties, they are also required to sit on one or more Standing and Special Committees as well as represent the Municipality on various other bodies. The Warden is a member of all standing committees, and at the Warden's discretion, a member of all special committees. These committees advise Council (as a whole) on various, specialized issues.  Please click on the link to the right to view membership of the Committees.  The Committees are:

  • Audit Committee
  • Building Code & Unsightly Premises
  • Citizens Landfill Monitoring Committee
  • Citizens Planning Advisory Committee - Please click here to view minutes
  • Committee of the Whole
  • Joint Building/Fire Inspection Services Steering Committee
  • Joint Fire Services Committee
  • Landfill Consultation Committee
  • Municipal Area Advisory Committee - Please click here to view minutes
  • RCMP Advisory Board
  • Recreation & Parks Committee - Please click here to view minutes
  • Sherbrooke Lake Access Advisory Committee
  • Spectacle Lake Watershed Advisory Committee
  • Village Area Advisory Committee - Please click here to view minutes
  • Water Quality Monitoring Committee - Please click here for more information and to review published reports

 

Besides being appointed to Special and Standing Committees, Councillors are also required to represent Council on various other bodies.  Please click on the link to the right for membership.  These bodies are,

  • Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation
  • Church Memorial Park Trustees
  • Community Use of Schools Committee - Aspotogan Consolidated Elementary School
  • Community Use of Schools Committee - Forest Heights Community  School
  • Fire Advisory Committee
  • Highway 103 Committee
  • Louisiana Pacific Community Liaison Committee
  • Lunenburg County Victorian Order of Nurses
  • Region 6 Inter-Municipal Committee
  • Regional Emergency Measures (REMO)
  • Senior Safety Program for Lunenburg County
  • South Canoe Community Liaison Committee
  • South Shore Housing Action Coalition
  • South Shore Regional Library Board
  • Southwest Regional Community Advisory Board
  • Western Region Crown Land Stakeholder Interaction Committee
  • Western Regional Housing Authority
  • Zoe Valle Library Municipal Trustee
     

There are several positions with the Municipality that Council appoints. Sometimes staff are appointed and sometimes citizens are appointed.  Click on the link to the right to view the membership.  They appointments are:

  • Auditors
  • Chief Building Inspector
  • Development Officer
  • Acting Development Officer
  • Emergency Measures Coordinator (Municipal)
  • Fences Arbitration Committee
  • Fire Inspector
  • Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Responsible Officer
  • Returning Officer
  • Sexual Harrassment Policy Administrator
  • Sexual Harrassment Policy Advisor
  • Sheep Valuer
  • Solicitor
  • Town Crier
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