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7 things to know next week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, Cheshire

Things to know next week include the Meriden City Council discussing the city manager role with public comment, and the Wallingford Economic Development Commission meeting to continue discussion about the historic train station.

Southington planners will elect new officers and discuss a Woodruff Street subdivision at their meeting, and in Cheshire, residents will be offered a mattress and electronics recycling event.

Here’s our complete list of seven things to know next week.

1.Meriden City Council to discuss city manager role, with public comment

In excecutive session Monday, the City Council will discuss whether it will allow Police Chief Roberto Rosado to accept a more permanent role as acting city manager, or appoint another department head. Rosado is currently interim city manager. If no decision is made Monday, he will continue in that position. The meeting will be held virtually and in person in Council Chamber Room 206, City Hall, at 6:30 p.m. Public comment begins at 6 p.m. For a direct link to the meeting, follow the link for the City Council meeting found on the calendar on the City of Meriden website or use this link to the live meeting event: tinyurl.com/38ptwnw9. The public can make comments on agenda items via email at councilcomment@meridenct.gov. Comments may be made one hour prior to meeting time.

The council will also vote Monday on a Finance Committee recommendation to accept a state Department of Emergency Services grant of $4 million for a new emergency dispatch center at 61 Pratt St. It will also vote on an additional $782,731 appropriation to go into the city’s capital improvement plan.

2.Historic train stationon Wallingford EDC’s agenda

The Wallingford Economic Development Commission will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 315 at Town Hall to discuss the historic train station. The commission has been working with a developer to renovate the building into a food court and brewery, but Town Council members have objected to not going out to bid on the project to see what ideas other developers may have for the building. 

3.New Facebook page to be discussed by Wallingford Building Maintenance Committee

The Building Maintenance Committee will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in room 205 in Town Hall. The committee will discuss its newly created Facebook page for members of the public to report problems at town properties. It also will discuss the problems found at the former train station.

4.Southington planners to elect new officers, discuss Woodruff Street subdivision

Southington planners will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center, 200 N. Main St., to elect officers as well as take up an 18-lot subdivision proposed for Woodruff Street. During the elections earlier this month, Republicans maintained their majority on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Only three of the seats were up for election. With a partially new commission, Tuesday’s meeting will include electing a chair and vice chair. Planners will also start discussing the Woodruff Street subdivision, an item postponed by the former commission since the proposal was filed shortly before the election.

5.Cheshire residents offered recycling event

On Saturday, a mattress and electronics recycling event for Cheshire residents will be held at Quinnipiac Park, 1325 Cheshire St. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s free of charge, and a full list of items which can and cannot be accepted is available via the town website. Acceptable items include non-soiled mattresses and box springs, as well as computers, laptops, printers, keyboards, mouses, monitors, TVs, VCR players, DVD players, remotes, telephones, cellphones, fax machines, consoles, scanners, iPods, PDAs, stereo equipment, cameras, tablets, eBooks, small appliances, lightbulbs, game consoles, controllers and batteries.

6.Cheshire WaterPollution Control Authority has hearing on raising sewer rates

On Monday at 7 p.m., the Cheshire Water Pollution Control Authority will hold a public hearing at Town Hall. The subject of the hearing is a proposed increase to sewer rates of $480 per year. The hearing will be followed by the regular meeting, rescheduled from Nov. 30.

7.Cheshire Town Hall closed, trash collection delayed

Cheshire Town Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday, and trash collection will be delayed.


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