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

Things to know this week include requests for pandemic relief funding from Girls Inc., the Meriden Inn, Hunter Golf Course and the South Meriden Little League.

In Southington, a Texas developer is back before town planning officials with a proposal for 200 apartments and retail space on West Street.

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

1. ARPA requests including Girls Inc., Meriden Inn

The Meriden City Council will meet Monday, at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. That meeting can also be accessed remotely, through the city’s website.

According to a posted meeting agenda, the council is scheduled to take up a series of American Rescue Plan Act funding requests, including applications submitted by Girls Inc., Meriden Inn, Hunter Golf Course and South Meriden Little League.

An additional ARPA request, to increase funding for the Meriden Business Investment and Growth program by $1.5 million, is scheduled to be referred to the council’s Economic Development, Housing and Zoning Committee for further vetting, according to city officials.

2. 200 apartments, retail space in Southington

Southington planners are taking up a wetlands approval for a major development on West Street. Texas-based Anthony Properties, a development company, is looking to build more than 200 apartments as well as retail space. The Tolles family owns 41 acres at 1303, 1193 and 1177 West St. The land slopes down from the road toward wetlands to the east.

The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to consider Anthony Properties’ request to disrupt land in the upland review area.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Muncipal Center, 200 N. Main St.

3. Meriden Board of Education

The Meriden Board of Education will meet in person Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m., in the board’s meeting room on the third floor of 22 Liberty St.

According to a posted meeting agenda, the board is scheduled to take action on its 2023-2024 budget estimates, as well as take action on school officials’ request to create an additional STEP classroom at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, which is planned to serve four students.

4. Wallingford BOE Instructional Committee

The Wallingford Board of Education’s instructional committee will be meeting Monday at 6 p.m. via Google Meet. The math, science, career and techical education, wellness and adult education department leaders will present their improvement plans. The public can join for public comment and then watch the meeting via YouTube

5. Wallingford EDC budget

The Wallingford Economic Development Commission will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. in room 315 in Town Hall. The agenda includes discussion and approval of its 2023-24 budget.

6. Wallingford police station project

The Wallingford Police Station Steering Committee meets Thursday at 10 a.m. in room 315 at Town Hall. Its agenda was not available at press time.

7. Cheshire Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled to meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. for a public hearing in council chambers of Cheshire Town Hall, 84 South Main St. Barbato Realty LLC, 906 South Main St. is requesting multiple variances of setback rules for property at 306 South Main St. The board will review the application during its meeting after the hearing. 


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