February 1, 2023

Chester Town Meeting Approves Ambulance Purchase and Main Street Consultant

CHESTER— Voters at a town meeting Wednesday approved a $189,500 appropriation to purchase a new ambulance for the Chester Volunteer Ambulance Service and a $26,030 expenditure to hire a consultant for the Main street Project. About 10 residents, including town officials, turned out for the meeting to approve all of the agenda items on unanimous voice votes without discussion.
All of the expenditures authorized Wednesday were included in the current town budget and capital expenditure plan. Voters authorized an expenditure of $132,000 in undesignated surplus funds, including $25,000 for the 2013 townwide property revaluation, $32,000 for highway department equipment, and $75,000 in additional funding for the Main Street Project, a long-planned reconstruction of Main Street in the downtown village.
In a separate resolution, voters approved an expenditure of $26,030 to hire the Groton firm of Kent & Frost LLC to prepare a village center master plan to guide the Main Street Project that is expected to begin next year. Voters also approved the $189,500 expenditure for the new ambulance in a separate resolution.