Charter of the Highway Safety Committee

The Plaistow Highway Safety Committee (HSC) is an advisory committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Its purpose is to make recommendations to the Selectmen on such matters as road signage, intersection safety, changes to speed limits, and other issues related to highway safety in the Town. The Board of Selectmen may ask the HSC to investigate certain matters, or the HSC may independently identify issues of concern and make appropriate recommendations to the Selectmen.

Membership on the Committee is as follows:

  • Town Manager
  • Chief of Police
  • Fire Chief
  • Highway Supervisor
  • Building Inspector
  • Planning Coordinator
  • Selectmen Representative/Citizen Representative

The Chairman is the Chief of Police and the Vice-Chairman is the Fire Chief. Members will be appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The Board of Selectmen and citizen terms are one year and all others are members “ex officio”.    

Recorded minutes of all meetings will be available on-line via the Police Department’s link to the Town’s website. (Note: The Committee does not address issues concerning snow plowing, street sweeping, or school bus pickups/discharge.)

In order to raise a concern or get on the Committee’s meeting agenda, residents, or others are asked to contact the Chief of Police by telephone or by e-mail.