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

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



Things to know this week include a scheduled vote on the education budget in Meriden, as well discussion of uses for American Rescue Plan funding. The Southington Town Council will consider tax breaks for theme parks, while the Planning and Zoning Commission continues deliberations over development proposals for Laning Street and Welch Road.

In Wallingford, the school board may vote to accept a leadership profile for the next superintendent to replace outgoing superintendent Sal Menzo, while the PZC holds public hearings on food trucks at wineries and a Montessori School.

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

1. School budget, Rescue Plan funding in Meriden

The Meriden Board of Education will convene in-person Tuesday at 6 p.m. 

Members of the public will be able to view the meeting live, through Google Meets: meet.google.com/zpg-hrru-pts. According to the meeting’s agenda, the board is scheduled to discuss a proposed policy revision regarding the assignment of students to schools and classes, as well as vote to formally adopt the board’s 2022 school budget. The board is also scheduled to discuss school officials’ proposed plan for use of federal funding the school district is scheduled to receive through the American Rescue Plan Act. 

2. Tax breaks for theme parks in Southington

In Southington, the Town Council plans to discuss the possiibility of abating property taxes for amusement theme parks.

The meeting scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. is the council’s second in-person meeting. It’ll be held at the John Weichsel Municipal Center, 200 N. Main St. 

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

3. Wallingford BOE to discuss employee contracts, superintendent search 

The Wallingford Board of Education is scheduled to hold two remote meetings Monday. At 6 p.m., the board is scheduled to meet in executive session about the contracts for the food service director, business manager and superintendent’s administrative assistant, as well as discussion and possibly accept the superintendent leadership profile. At 6:30 p.m., the board is slated to hear updates on financials, food service, maintenance projects, and a review of strategic planning. BOE remote meetings can be viewed live at www.youtube.com/wpsconnections/live.

4. 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 for a zoning regulation amendment to permit mobile food vendors at wineries and a special permit for a Montessori School, 143 Church St. For information on how to access the meeting, visit www.wallingford.ct.us and scroll to the upcoming meetings and events calendar.

5. Welch Road, Laning Street proposals in Southington

On June 15, the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission will take up two subdivision proposals for Welch Road and Laning Street. The commission’s meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the municipal center, 200 N. Main St.

Both subdivision applications met with opposition from neighbors. The Laning Street plan is for 30 age-restricted units with some priced as affordable housing. The Welch Road application for six lots is an expansion of the existing North Ridge Estates development.

6. Neighborhood assistance funding in Cheshire 

In Cheshire, the Town Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on submissions for funding under the Neighborhood Assistance Act program. The hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday in Council Chambers, 84 South Main Street.

7. Hearing, special meeting on Cheshire subdivision proposal

The Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing and special meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers on a proposed 40-unit age-restricted subdivision on Wallingford Road.

The plan would demolish an existing home at 648 Wallingford Rd. and construct 40 standalone homes for those 55 and older on about 10 acres.


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