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

Things to know this week include Meriden’s application for state funding to demolish the former hospital building off Cook Avenue and to expand to the Meriden Green.

Also in Meriden, the Board of Education is scheduled to discuss and possibly act on the proposed teachers’ contract.

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

1. Funds for Meriden hospital, Green projects

The Meriden City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the council chambers.

According to a posted meeting agenda, the council is scheduled to vote on separate resolutions authorizing City Manager Timothy Coon to apply for state Community Investment Fund monies, including $6 million toward the demolition of 1 King Place and $5.5 million for the expansion of the Meriden Green.

The meeting can also be accessed remotely through the city’s website, meridenct.gov.

2. Teachers’ contract in Meriden

On Tuesday, the Board of Education will meet in the board meeting room, on the third floor of 22 Liberty St., at 6 p.m. According to a posted meeting agenda, the board is scheduled to discuss in closed executive session the board’s contract with the Meriden Federation of Teachers and to take possible action on that contract.

3. Electric vehicle charging in Wallingford

The Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall, Room 315. The agenda includes discussion and possible action on changes to 2023 Residential Energy Efficiency Programs. Also on the agenda is discussion and possible action on “Utility-Sponsored Electric Vehicle Charging Programs in Connecticut.”

A public question and answer period is set for 6:45 to 7 p.m.

4. New day care planned in Southington

Southington planners are considering a 10,000 square foot daycare at 1268 West St. Scheduling a public hearing on the proposal, which includes a 5,00 square foot playground, is on the agenda for the Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting on Tuesday.

The commission will also consider a 12-lot subdivision on Marion Avenue, a development proposed by Lepage Homes.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center, 200 N. Main St. for Dec. 6.

5. Cheshire School Building Committee

The newly formed School Building Committee will hold its first meeting tonight following a successful referendum last month in which voters approved a townwide school modernization plan.

The meeting is scheduled for Town Council Chambers at 7:05 p.m. following the swearing-in of committee members. School Superintendent Jeff Solan will serve as temporary chair before officers are selected at the committee’s second meeting.


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