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

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

Things to know this week include a proposed settlment agreenment over the former hospital on Cook Avenue in Meriden. The Meriden City Council will also discuss allocating federal funds for coronavirus relief, while the Planning Commission considers an application for an auto recycling business on Old Colony Road. 

The Wallingford Public Library will host a virtual author visit featuring one of New England’s premier storytellers Jeff Belanger.

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

1.Settlement over former hospital in Meriden

The City Council is scheduled to hold an executive session during a virtual meeting Monday to discuss a proposed settlement agreement with Hartford Healthcare “concerning environmental conditions and building conditions” at One King Place. The One King Place development, the site of the former Meriden-Wallingford Hospital, includes a 300,000-square-foot building planned to become a mixed-use development. 

2.Meriden council to allocate coronavirus relief funds

The council is also expected to vote on a resolution to allocate $648,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds for a “small business emergency grant program” and “public services that prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus,” the resolution states.

The money is coming to Meriden as part of $5 billion in additional Community Block Development Grant funds set aside in the federal CARES Act for communities to respond to the pandemic. Meriden expects to receive additional CBDG $648,003 funding for coronavirus-related costs and is proposing to put $300,000 toward the small business grant program and the remaining $348,003 to public services related to the coronavirus. The resolution doesn’t elaborate on “public services.” 

The virtual council meeting is scheduled for July 6 at 6;30 p.m. Visit the city’s website to access.

3.Prominent storyteller featured in Wallingford virtual author visit 

The Wallingford Public Library is hosting a virtual author visit 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday with Jeff Belanger, one of New England’s premiere storytellers. Based on Belanger’s weekly podcast and Emmy-nominated television series “New England Legends,” the program presents highlights from his own adventures and work. To be held virtually through Zoom, register to receive a link to participate at www.wallingford.lioninc.org.

4.Motor vehicle recycling facility proposed in Meriden

The city’s Planning Commission will take up an application to use an Old Colony Road property for a motor vehicle recycler facility. The application submitted by Silver City Recycling, LLC, seeks to open the scrapyard at 812 & 828 Old Colony Road. The commission will hold its virtual meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.  

5.Southington library board, police commission

In Southington, several boards and commissions are scheduled to meet via video conference this week.

The Library Board has a meeting scheduled for July 7 at 6 p.m.

The Board of Police Commissioners is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. on July 9. The Board of Water Commissioners is also scheduled to meet July 9 at 6 p.m.

For more information on how to attend town meetings, visit www.southington.org

6.Recreation, conservation in Wallingford 

In Wallingford, the Public Utilities Commission has canceled its meeting scheduled for Tuesday. The Recreation Commission is scheduled to meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday and the Conservation Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday.

7.Cheshire town manager goals, council clerk contract

In Cheshire, the Town Council’s Personnel Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday at 1 p.m. to discuss the town manager’s goals and objectives for the next year. An executive session is also expected to discuss the contract for the clerk of the council.

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