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

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

1.Meriden hosts Holiday Party in the Park

The Meriden Parks and Recreation Department will host a Holiday Party in the Park Friday evening featuring cookies & hot cocoa, selfies with Santa, music entertainment and more. 

The event is schedule from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Hubbard Park in Meriden. 

2.Wallingford PZC looks at community pool improvements

The Wallingford Planning and Zoning Commission is slated to hold a special permit public hearing for a distribution operation and office at 988 E. Center St. and hear the plan for site improvements at Community Pool. 

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall council chambers, 45 S. Main St.

3.Meriden Planning Commission looks at zoning regulations

The Meriden Planning Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday at 6:30 in room 131 of City Hall, 142 E. Main St. 

Items on the agenda include an amendment to zoning regulations to eliminate prohibitions on tattoo parlors and body piercing establishments in the downtown area and a zone change petition for specific properties on Broadvale Road, Elizabeth Road and Wall Street. 

4.Wallingford Town Council meets Tuesday

The Wallingford Town Council is slated to hold an executive discussion to discuss a pending workers compensation claim, consider and approve an extension of the license agreement between the town and Fred M. Valenti regarding encroachment of the Audi of Wallingford building at 800 S. Colony Road and discuss moving the polling place in voting district 9 to a different location. The meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall council chambers.

5.Southington Town Council again considers developer’s sewer proposal on Laning Street

The Town Council will again consider whether to allow a local developer to hook a proposed housing subdivision up to the town’s sewer system.

Frank Fragola, a business owner and developer, wants the Town Council to add his Laning Street property to the sewer district. Earlier this year, Republicans and Democrats were divided over the issue and didn’t come to a decision. Republicans, who supported the plan, now hold a majority on the council.

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

6.Southington firefighters collect toys for children’s medical center

The Southington Fire Department began collecting toys as part of Valerie’s Toy Drive and will be collecting new and unwrapped toys to deliver to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center until Dec. 15.

Toys can be dropped off at Station 5 a 72 River St.

7.Cheshire Passport to the North Pole program begins

Cheshire Parks & Recreation Department, Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Pink Olive Events host the Passport to the North Pole program featuring local businesses.

Residents can pick up a passport at the parks department office, get the passport stamped throughout the week at area businesses and then turn in the passport at the Scuba Santa event 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cheshire Pool for a chance to win gifts donated by the local businesses.