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8 things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire 

8 things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire 

Things to know this week include a vote on Meriden’s master plan, a special permit application for a warehouse in Wallingford and a proposal in Southington to allow for fines against motorists who block marked intersections.

Town offices in Wallingford will be closed on Wednesday for Lincoln’s birthday.

Here’s the complete list of eight things to know as you start your week.

1.‘Don’t block the box’ law considered in Southington

The Town Council could vote to approve an ordinance allowing for fines against drivers who block marked intersections.

The “don’t block the box” law was considered after concerns from the owners of Plan b restaurant on Spring Street. The restaurant’s driveway is often blocked by traffic waiting to turn onto Queen Street during busy hours.

The council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and a vote on the ordinance on Monday at 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center, 200 N. Main St.

2.Vote on Meriden master plan

The Meriden Planning Commission will vote Wednesday on adoption of the city's 2019 Plan of Conservation and Development. The commission meets at 6 p.m. in Room 131, City Hall.

3.Special permit considered for Wallingford warehouse

The Wallingford Planning and Zoning Commission is slated to discuss a special permit for a warehouse and distribution center at 425 S. Cherry St. due to traffic generation at its meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall council chambers.

4.Police chief search panel in Meriden

The Meriden Police Chief search committee meets again on Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, Room 206, City Hall, 142 East Main St.

5.Bristol Health grand opening in Southington

The Southington Chamber of Commerce is hosting a grand opening for a Bristol Health location on Main Street that opened recently.

The new primary care location also offers cardiology, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry, pulmonology, sports medicine and urology.

The ribbon cutting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13.

6.Energy conservation panel in Wallingford

The Wallingford Town Council is slated to discuss resuming the Energy Conservation Commission and the nomination of several individuals at its meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall council chambers.

7.Meriden school curriculum committee

The Meriden Board of Education has scheduled a Curriculum Committee meeting for Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Board Room of the Board of Education Administrative Offices, 22 Liberty Street.

8.Cheshire budget process continues

The Cheshire Town Council will discuss the scheduling of a public hearing regarding the town's general operating budget, as well as those for the Water Pollution Control Department Fund and the Community Pool Fund, for the upcoming 2020-2021 fiscal year, when it meets on Tuesday.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, following a special meeting during which the council is expected to convene in executive session for discussion on contract negotiations and land acquisition.