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

Things to know next week incude the Meriden City Council voting on a Senior Center and Meriden’s Board of Education examining an enrollment study that could impact the district’s budget and classroom sizes.

In Wallingford, seven requests for variances are on the agenda at a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.

Also, Cheshire has begun bulky waste pickup with a few restrictions, and in Southington, the Planning and Zoning Commission will again consider Central Connecticut Resource Recovery’s rezoning bid.

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

1.Senior Center and its building committeevoted on Monday byMeriden City Council

Meriden City Council will vote Monday to establish a Senior Center and Health Department Building Committee to oversee the construction of the new facilty on 116 Cook Ave. The committee will consist of nine members to be appointed by Mayor Kevin Scarpati. Two members will be members of the City Council, two will be members of the Commission on Aging and Disabilities, and five shall be Meriden residents. Three city staff members will serve as ex-officio staff members. In addition to other responsibilities, the committee shall make final building and design recommendations to the City Council. Monday’s meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, room 206.

2.Enrollment studyreleased at MeridenBOE meeting

Meriden Public School administrators will present an enrollment study to Board of Education members when the board meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. The school board hired SLAM last spring to review population, housing and demographic trends that might impact the district’s budget and classroom sizes. The enrollment study will be released to the general public after board members review its findings. The Board of Education meets in the MPS administration building on Liberty Street.  

3.Fair rent commission on agenda of Wallingford Town Council

The Wallingford Town Council Ordinance Committee will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at Town Hall. The committee will discuss the creation of a fair rent commission, which is now required by state law. It also will discuss a proposal for new senior property tax relief.

4.Wallingford ZBAhandling sevenrequests for variances

The Wallingford Zoning Board of Appeals will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at Town Hall. On the agenda are seven requests for variances. 

5.Upcoming Veterans Day holiday discussed in Wallingford 

The Wallingford Veterans Memorial Committee also will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in room 315 at Town Hall. The committee will discuss its preparations for the upcoming Veterans Day holiday.

6.Bulky waste pickup has begun in Cheshire

Bulky waste pickup has begun in Cheshire, and continues into October, following regular trash collection schedules. It is important to note that items like mattresses, tires and hazardous waste such as batteries and paint will not be accepted. The Town has scheduled a mattress and electronics recycling event for Nov. 18. Grass clippings can be dropped off on Mondays, and many hazardous materials can be brought to the Regional Water Authority.

More information on collections can be found on the Town’s website.

7.Wetlands Commission, Town Council meet Tuesday in Cheshire

On Tuesday, meetings of the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission and the Town Council will be held in Cheshire. Agendas were not available as of press time, but the IWWC will likely consider a new athletic facility at Cheshire Academy, while the Council will likely approve its first Fair Rent Commission, following a series of candidate interviews. The Council will meet in Town Hall room 207/209 at 7 p.m. The IWWC will meet at Town Hall’s Council Chambers at 7:30 p.m.

8.Southington PZC again considersCentral Connecticut Resource Recovery’s rezoning

Southington planners will consider rezoning property on Lazy Lane on Tuesday at 7 p.m., looking at a plan opposed by some area residents, at a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at John Weichsel Municipal Center. Kurt Holyst, co-owner of Central Connecticut Resource Recovery on Triano Drive, is asking the town to change the zoning of an abutting property at 322 Lazy Lane from R20/25 to I-2. Residents opposed the plan at a meeting last month due to concerns about traffic and noise from an expanded hauling operation.

Town planners are also considering a hotel at John Weichsel Crossing, a small road off Queen Street near the Interstate 84 exit.



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