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

Things to know this week include recommended appointments to the police civilian review board in Meriden and developments in the American Rescue Plan Act funding process in Meriden and Wallingford. 

In Southington, the Town Council will consider the latest on potential design changes for a new public library and a proposed charter revision affecting library oversight.

Here’s our full list of six things to know as you start your week. 

1. ARPA, police review in Meriden

The Meriden City Council will hold a hybrid in-person and remote meeting in the council chambers on Monday night. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. 

According to a meeting agenda, the council will take up recommendations to approve the use of American Rescue Plan Act money to fund a $1 million city sidewalk replacement project, as well as a $251,588 application by nonprofit organization Social Sabby Sponsorships Inc. to support its development and mentorship program for special needs youth.

The council is also scheduled to deliberate on Mayor Kevin Scarpati’s recommended appointments to the Civilian Police Review Board, which was formally established by the council in late 2021 to review complaints around police use of force. 

2. Southington library

On Monday, the Southington Town Council plans to consider a host of issues including the latest on the library building project, the charter revision proposal and some proposed open space.

The council voted to send a charter revision question to voters in November. If passed, it will change the library’s organizational chart.

The council will also receive a report on the latest plans for a new library building.

The council has its meeting scheduled for Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center at 200 N. Main St.

3. ARPA application process in Wallingford

The Wallingford Town Council will be refining the process through which businesses and nonprofits can apply for a portion of the $13.1 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds the town has received.

During its Tuesday meeting, set to begin at 6:30 in Town Hall, the council will discuss setting a charge for the Grant Review Committee it created during its July 12 meeting, as well as finalizing the application documents themselves.

4. Meriden school board, finance committee

The Board of Education and its finance committee both will meet in person on Tuesday in the meeting room on the third floor of 22 Liberty St. According to meeting agendas, the finance committee is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. The full board meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m.

5. Solar panels, business expansion in Southington

The Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the John Weichsel Municipal Center Assembly Room, 196 North Main St. The agenda includes a ground mounted solar array of 50 panels on property at 124 Andrews St.

Also on the agenda is a site plan application for expansion of “Kitchen Cabinet Outlet” to provide more showroom space at 919 Queen St.

6. Cheshire Ordinance Review Committee

On Tuesday, the Cheshire Ordinance Review Committee is set to meet at 6 p.m. in Room 207/209 of Town Hall. An agenda for the meeting had not been posted as of Sunday.


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