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

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



Things to know this week include plans to rehabilitate a runway at Meriden Markham Airport through a Federal Aviation Administration grant, a proposed expansion of the outdoor sidewalk dining season in Wallingford and the regular Southington Board of Education meeting. 

Meanwhile, bow hunting continues at Crescent Lake with hikers advised to stay on blazed trails for safety. Also scheduled for this week is a regional hazardous waste disposal event in Meriden.

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

1.Airport runway renovations in Meriden

The City Council will hold a virtual meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss items including a possible Federal Aviation Administration grant for nearly $150,000 to renovate a runway at Meriden-Markham Airport, the latest in a series of improvements to the municipal airport.

Also on the agenda is assigning another custodian to the public library to assist in cleaning and maintenance associated with the COVID-19 crisis. 

To access the meeting, follow the instructions posted at the top of the city’s website homepage www.meridenct.gov. The public can comment on agenda items via a dedicated email address at councilcomment@meridenct.gov.  Live comments will be available in the Q&A component of the virtual meeting.

2.Outdoor sidewalk dining in Wallingford

The Wallingford Town Council is scheduled to meet remotely at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to hold a publilc hearing on an oridinance amendment that would expand the outdoor sidewalk dining season. The council also is slated to revisit the proposed settlement of a blight lien. For information on how to access the meeting, visit www.wallingford.ct.us and scroll to the upcoming meetings and events calendar.

3.Used car sales/repair in Southington

The Zoning Board of Appeals has a meeting scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The agenda includes an application for a special exception for a transfer of a used car sales/repair license at 1223 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike.

The ZBA meeting will take place via video conference. For more information on how to attend, visit www.southington.org.

4.Southington Board of Education on Thursday

In Southington, the Board of Education has a meeting scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. An agenda for the meeting had not been posted as of Sunday. To view the meeting live go to https://media.discovervideo.com/show?vg=7308203878&vt=2

5.Regional hazardous waste disposal in Meriden

Have old paint, drain cleaner or brake fluid? Safe and free disposal of household hazardous waste will be offered at the Meriden Transfer Station, 226 Evansville Ave., 9 a.m. to noon Saturday by the Regional Water Authority.

The service is free to residents of Meriden, Wallingford, Cheshire and North Haven. Pre-registration required, visit rwater.com/hazwaste to register and for more information or call 203-401-2712.

6.Bow hunting at Crescent Lake in Southington

The bow hunting season for deer continues at Southington’s Crescent Lake open space parcel on Shuttle Meadow Road Monday through Saturday from Sept. 15 to Dec. 31.

Hikers are asked not to stray from blazed hiking trails on these days for safety. Hunting on Sundays is prohibited. Hunting with firearms is prohibited.

Bow hunting is allowed by permit only issued by the Recreation Department on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those wishing to obtain permits must be town residents or be able to show proof of Southington land ownership with a current tax bill copy.


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