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

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



Things to know this week include a public hearing on an Amazon distribution facility proposed for the former Bristol Myers Squibb property in Wallingford, budget votes in Wallingford and Southington and continued discussion of police oversight in Meriden.

On Saturday, a community cleanup is scheduled in Meriden.

Here’s the full list of 9 things to know locally as you start your week.

1. Amazon facility, food trucks at wineries in Wallingford

The Wallingford Planning and Zoning Commission is slated to hold public hearings at a remote meeting 7 p.m. Monday on the proposed Amazon facility at 5 Research Parkway, a warehouse and office at 1171 Northrop Road, a cigar lounge structure accessory at The Farms Country Club, 180 Cheshire Road, and a zoning amendment to allow food trucks are wineries. For information on how to access the meeting, visit www.wallingford.ct.us and scroll to the upcoming meetings and events calendar.

2. Town budget, capital spending in Wallingford

The Wallingford Town Council is scheduled to meet remotely at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to consider the adoption of a 2021-22 fiscal year budget and hold a public hearing on funding $2.1 million in various capital improvements. For information on how to access the meeting, visit www.wallingford.ct.us and scroll to the upcoming meetings and events calendar.

3. Town budget vote in Southington

Southington’s Town Council is slated to vote on a budget for the upcoming year. Both town and education spending will increase under the proposed spending plan. General government spending rises from $53.5 million to $54.7 million, not counting money used from the town's reserves. Education spending will rise from about $100 million to $102 million.

The town’s finance board approved the budget. The council plans to hold its vote on Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m. via video conference. For information on how to attend, visit www.southington.org.

Following the council’s adoption of a budget for the 2021/22 fiscal year, the town’s Board of Finance will meet to set the tax rate. 

The Board of Finance has its meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. For more information on how to attend, visit www.southington.org. 

4. Community Cleanup Day in Meriden

Mayor Kevin Scarpati, partnering with the Council of Neighborhoods and Ball Headz, announced a community cleanup day will take place on Saturday, May 15. The volunteer event will run from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information email mayorscleanup@meridenct.gov. 

5. New school curriculum in Wallingford

The Wallingford Board of Education is scheduled to hold a special instructional committee meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss the adoption of new middle and high school curriculum and courses and a Perkins innovation grant . BOE remote meetings can be viewed live at www.youtube.com/wpsconnections/live.

6. Police Use of Force Committee in Meriden 

Meriden’s Use Of Force Committee will convene a virtual meeting on Monday. That meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and can be viewed on the city’s website, https://www.meridenct.gov.

According to a posted agenda, the committee will deliberate on civilian review board models. 

7. International celebration in Wallingford

This year’s virtual International Celebration event in Wallingford is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. To watch, join the International Celebration 2021 group on Facebook or follow the Instagram account @wpsinternationalcelebration. Wallingford Public Schools and the Spanish Community of Wallingford students and families will showcase countries from around the globe, demonstrate how to prepare international cuisine and perform songs and dances. If you would like to share your culture, send a 2-3 minute video clip to Christine Olt at colt@wallingfordschools.org  or Sara Fallahi sfallahi@wallingfordschools.org by Monday.

8. Wallingford police station steering committee

The new Wallingford Police Station Steering Committee is scheduled to meet 10 a.m. Thursday at Town Hall, Room 315. The group plans to discuss an update on the purchase of 100 Barnes Road for a police station, an overview of work previously completed and bid Specifications for hiring a consultant.

9. Jarvis Street subdivision in Cheshire

The Cheshire Planning & Zoning Commission will convene a public hearing and special meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. Both will be held by video conference, with the public able to view the proceedings at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4_xey3QjJmwe57R_6K94Dw.

The items the commission will take up during the public hearing include an application for a subdivision on Jarvis Street, proposed by PABCO, INC., a special permit application for cottage food operator at 358 Jinny Hill Road, and requested permits for a proposed building addition and parking lot improvements at 181 W. Johnson Ave. The commission will take up discussion of these items during the special meeting as well.


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