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

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



Things to know this week include a solar array planned for a large tract of undeveloped land in Southington, which has drawn opposition from neighbors.

Meriden is scheduled to vote on adopting a budget, while budget workshops continue in Wallingford and Cheshire.

Meriden School Superintendent Mark Benigni is slated to deliver his annual report during the Board of Education meeting. 

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

1.Solar panel project slated for Southington

The Planning and Zoning Commission scheduled a public information session Tuesday about a solar panel project that’s drawn opposition from neighbors.

Southington Solar One is looking to build a 4.7 megawatt array at 1012 East St. The land is undeveloped and some town leaders and residents oppose the array at that location.

The Connecticut Siting Council needs to approve the array for it to be built. Once operational, it will produce power for 1,000 homes annually.

The video conference meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday. More information on how to join the meeting can be found at www.southington.org

2.City Council budget vote in Meriden

The City Council is expected to adopt a 2020-21 Fiscal Year budget during a virtual meeting scheduled for tonight at 6:30 p.m. Visit the city’s website https://www.meridenct.gov/  for instructions for accessing the meeting.

3.Superintendent’s annual report in Meriden 

Superintendent of Schools Mark Benigni will give his annual report when the Board of Education meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the central office on Liberty Street. The board will also discuss waiving final exams in its secondary schools.  Visit the city’s website https://www.meridenct.gov/  for instructions for accessing the meeting.

4.Wallingford Electric Division and executive orders

The Wallingford Public Utilities Commission plans to meet remotely 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss water and sewer connection in the Town Center Zone. Instructions on how to access the meeting are slated to be posted in a notice on the town website, town.wallingford.ct.us.

5.Outdoor dining in Meriden

The City Council’s Economic Development, Housing, and Zoning Committee will discuss amendments to the city’s outdoor dining regulations during a virtual meeting scheduled for Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.  Visit the city’s website https://www.meridenct.gov/  for instructions for accessing the meeting.

6.Latest budget workshops in Wallingford 

The Wallingford Town Council is slated to hold a remote budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for the following items: Economic Development Commission, Veterans Center, Animal Control, Human Resources, Risk, Insurance/Property Casualty, Pension/Fund. The meeting can be accessed through https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/156558893 or calling 1-866-899-4679 and using access code 156558893.

The Wallingford Town Council is slated to hold a remote budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for the following items: Health, Conservation Commission, Inland Wetlands, Planning and Zoning, Zoning Board of Appeals, Building. Instructions on how to access the meeting are slated to be posted in the meeting agenda on the town website, town.wallingford.ct.us.

7.Cheshire budget workshops

The Cheshire Town Council will continue its deliberations on town budgets during video-conferenced meetings tonight and Tuesday. The council will discuss the town's proposed fiscal 2021 operating budget, annual capital budget and five-year capital expenditure plan. 

Tonight’s workshop is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday’s meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. 

Both meetings will be livestreamed on YouTube for public access. The address for those livestreams is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4_xey3QjJmwe57R_6K94Dw.

Members of the public can also submit public comment by emailing comment@cheshirect.org or calling 203-271-6638 to leave a message.

8.Wallingford Board of Education regular meeting

The Wallingford Board of Education plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight. More information on discussion and action items is slated to be posted online at www.wallingford.k12.ct.us/board-of-education/board-of-education-meetings.

9.Zoning Board of Appeals in Wallingford 

The Wallingford Zoning Board of Appeals plans to meet remotely at 7 p.m. tonight to hold public hearings on variance requests. The meeting can be accessed through https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/257411421, calling 1-866-899-4679 and using access code 257411421, or a live stream at Wallingford Government Television’s YouTube channel.


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