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



Things to know this week include a proposal to establish a Meriden Senior Center Building Review Ad Hoc Committee.

In Southington, AA Denorfia Building & Development is proposing a 23-unit “active adult” community.

Here’s our complete list of seven things to know as you start your week. 

1. Future of Meriden Senior Center

The Meriden City Council will convene a hybrid in-person, remote meeting on Monday. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m., and can be accessed remotely through the city’s website, meridenct.gov

The meeting agenda lists several items to be referred to council committees, including a proposal to establish a Senior Center Building Review Ad Hoc Committee that will be referred to the Human Services Committee. The agenda includes a resolution to authorize City Manager Timothy Coon to seek Connecticut Brownfield Remediation Grant funds to support remediation of the former Aeolian factory building at 85 Tremont St. to convert it into apartment housing. 

2. ‘Active adult’ housing in Southington, medical building

The Planning and Zoning Commission is set  to meet Tuesday in the municipal center assembly room, 196 N. Main St. at 7 p.m. The agenda includes two new applications to be scheduled for a public hearing. AA Denorfia Building & Development is applying for a special permit and site plan approval to build an active adult housing development consisting of 23 single-family units with a private road, public sewer, water, utilities and storm drainage at 570 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. 

 Southington Sparrow LLC, meanwhile, has filed a site plan application for a proposed 24,344 square foot medical building at 1908 West St. The property is owned by the Fragola Co. LLC, according to town records. State records indicate Southington Sparrow LLC is owned by Starling Physicians, a multi-specialty medical group with an existing office in Southington at 209 Main St., according to its website. 

3. Teacher of the year in Wallingford

The Board of Education is scheduled to meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers of Town Hall, 45 S. Main St. A presentation of awards including teacher of the year, district administrator of the year and paraeducator of the year is expected.

The meeting will also include the presentation of the district’s annual report, committee reports and the approval of a revision to the board’s bylaws. 

The public is invited to comment. To learn more go to https://bit.ly/3QVbJNE. Board of Education meetings are also streamed at: https://www.youtube.com/user/WPSConnections.

4. Hiring, recruitment in Meriden schools

The Board of Education will meet Tuesday in the board meeting room at 22 Liberty St. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. According to a posted meeting agenda, the board is scheduled to hear a presentation regarding Platt High School’s plan for SAT/PSAT and Next Generation Science Standards related improvements, along with its biannual hiring and recruitment report. 

5. Wallingford Public Utilities Commission

The Wallingford Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall Room 315. Public and answer period is from 6:35 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. The commission will be discussing the Water Pollution Control Facility project, committee reports and more. 

6. School facilities study in Southington

The Board of Education Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. To access the remote meeting call 1-646-558-8656 and follow the prompts. Use the meeting ID: 83465538990 and the passcode: 784468. The agenda consists of one ite: a request for proposals for engineering services for a facility study.

7. Economic development in Cheshire 

The Economic Development Commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. in Town Hall Room 207/209. The agenda includes “North End Property Conveyance” and a Brownfield Area Redevelopment Grant.



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