8 things to know this week including more money needed for sewage treatment project Meriden

8 things to know this week including more money needed for sewage treatment project Meriden



Here are 8 things to know this week including phosphorus removal funding in Meriden, ballistic shields in Wallingford, Mixville Park passes in Cheshire and Southington’s top students.

1.More money needed for Meriden project

Meeting at City Hall.
The City Council’s Finance Committee will discuss and hold a public hearing on an additional $2.2 in bonding the city is seeking for phosphorus and other upgrades at the wastewater treatment plant. The meeting will be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. inside council chambers at City Hall, 142 E. Main St.

2.Wallingford Town Council meets

Meeting at Town Hall.
The Wallingford Town Council is slated to consider a transfer of $12,500 from police software support to cover the purchase of ballistic shields, acknowledge CT Stem Academy Vex Robotics program participants and discuss the IBEW Local 457 clerical unit tentative contract agreement. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall council chambers.

3.Southington supports Race4Chase

Saturday, June 1 will mark the start of a 26-day running challenge by the YMCA to support the Race4Chase youth triathlon program.

Volunteers will run 2.6 miles at Camp Sloper from June 1 to June 26. Runners are raising money that will sponsor 30 youth triathletes who’ll compete in August.

The organization is named after Chase Kowalski, a child who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012.

4.Wallingford food services director

The Wallingford Board of Education is slated to interview candidates for the food services director position and possibly approve a hire. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the central office, 100 S. Turnpike Road.

5.Mixville Park in Cheshire

Mixville Park in Cheshire.
Passes for Mixville Park will be required beginning Monday. Seasonal passes are $40 per car for residents and $130 per car for non-residents.

Passes can be purchased online at www.cheshirect.org/parkrec, at the Community Pool or at the Parks and Recreation Department. Discounts for seniors and veterans are available.

Daily passes can be bought at the Mixville Park gate at $5 per car for residents and $10 per car for non-residents.

6.Student art show in Wallingford

HUBCAP in Wallingford.
A Wallingford Public Schools district-wide elementary school student art show is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Thursday at HUBCAP, 128 Center St.

7.Guided bike rides in Cheshire

Biking the trail in Cheshire.
On Sunday, June 2 Bike Cheshire and Hartford HealthCare are organizing bike rides for all levels of riders. The rides start at First Congregational Church, 111 Church Dr., at 11 p.m.

Rides are guided and require registration. Sign up can be found at www.facebook.com/BikeCheshire/.


8.Southington’s top students

Southington High School.
The Record-Journal will interview the top-achieving Southington High School seniors on Wednesday, May 29 and hear about their successes and experiences over the past four years. This year’s valedictorian is Maxwell Heath, salutatorian is Mia Langston and the school’s essayist is Aliya Sarris.

Southington High School’s graduation is scheduled for June 13.


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