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

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



Things to know this week include a 30-unit housing development planned for Southington, budget workshops in Wallingford and setting a graduation date for Meriden’s high schools.

Also in Wallingford, the library wraps up its town-wide reading program with a virtual author visit.

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

1. Age-restricted housing in Southington

A Southington developer is proposing a 30-unit age-restricted affordable subdivision on Laning Street, a long-delayed project.

The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission scheduled a public hearing on the housing project for its Tuesday meeting.

Local developer and business owner Frank Fragola owns the land at 295 Laning St., an 11-acre parcel. His development of the property was complicated by the lack of sewer access for the land.

The planning commission’s meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. via video conference. For more information on how to attend, visit www.southington.org.

2. Wallingford town budget workshops

The Wallingford Town Council is scheduled to conduct two remote budget workshops this week on Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr.'s proposed 2021-22 town budget, with the heads of the following departments: 

Library, Economic Development Commission, Veterans Center, Registrar of Voters, Wallingford Center Inc., WCI Capital/Facade, Senior Center, Historic Program Match, Center Street Cemetery, Public Celebrations, Columbus House, Spanish Community of Wallingford, Wallingford 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; 

Coalition for a Better Wallingford, Youth and Social Services, Parks and Recreation, Board of Education, Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 

For information on how to access the meetings, visit www.wallingford.ct.us and scroll to the upcoming meetings and events calendar.

3. Meriden city budget extension, vaccine equity partnership

The Meriden City Council will convene a remote meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. That meeting can be viewed live at https://tinyurl.com/ay9d29z8.

The council is scheduled to adopt resolutions regarding an extension of the fiscal 2022 budget setting process and authorizing city health officials to execute a contract under the state’s vaccine equity partnership funding program.

4. Planning, economic development in Meriden

The Meriden Planning Commission will meet jointly with the City Council’s Economic Development and Zoning Committee Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will serve as a focus session for direction of the city, notably the Planning and Economic Development Departments. Information on joining the meeting can be found at www.meridenct.gov.

5. PUC donation request, wastewater plant upgrades

The Wallingford Public Utilities Commission is slated to discuss a donation request for Project Graduation and hear an update on the wastewater treatment plant upgrade project at a meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wallingford Sewer Division, 155 John Street. For information on how to access the meeting, visit www.wallingford.ct.us and scroll to the upcoming meetings and events calendar.

6. One Book, One Wallingford

The Wallingford Public Library is wrapping up its "One Book, One Wallingford" town-wide reading program with a virtual author visit 7-8 p.m. Tuesday with Casey Cep, author of "Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee." Registration required, contact Leah Farrell, 203-265-6754 or LFarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

7. Meriden graduation date, school staffing vacancies

On Tuesday, the Meriden Board of Education will convene a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. The public will be able to access that meeting through the Google Meets platform.

According to an agenda for the meeting, the board will take up discussion of a high school graduation date, a middle school student assignment and a request for authorization to fill certified staff positions. 

8. Cheshire steak house

The Cheshire Economic Development Commission will have a discussion with the restaurant Bone In Prime, which is looking to open a location on Highland Avenue. The meeting will be on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. and will be streamed at youtube.com/c/CheshireChannel14. Comments can be sent at Comments@Cheshirect.org or by voicemail at 203-271-6638.


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