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Committees and Appointments

Committee Vacancies - Closing Date September 14, 2023 at at 4:00 p.m.

The following committees have vacancies open with the end of the current members' terms:

Committee Vacancies Term District(s)
Chester Municipal
Planning Advisory  Committee
2 2 years #2 and #5
Chester Village Planning
Advisory Committee
1 2 years #3
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
Advisory Committee
1 3 years Any district
Heritage Advisory Committee 3 1 year Any district
Landfill Citizens Monitoring
1 2 years #7 majority
Recreation & Parks Committee 2 3 years #1 and #4










To apply, please forward a letter outlining your skills and why you would like to serve on the Committee.

Forward application letters to:

            Pamela Myra, Municipal Clerk                          
            Municipality of the District of Chester                       T (902) 275-4109
            PO Box 369, Chester, NS   B0J 1J0                              F (902) 275-4771

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
  • 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