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

Things to know this week include a busy Meriden City Council meeting with a three-month moratorium on recreational cannabis, Meriden Green development and a potential civilian review panel for police use of force cases on the agenda.

In Wallingford, the Town Council Ordinance Committee will consider possible changes in oversight of a trust fund established for animal control.

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

1. Cannabis moratorium in Meriden

The Meriden City Council will meet through video conference Monday. The session, which can be accessed through the city’s website https://www.meridenct.gov, will include a public hearing regarding the proposed enactment of a three-month moratorium on cannabis establishments, a move city officials say is necessary to craft zoning regulations around those establishments. 

2. Meriden Green development

The Meriden City Council is also scheduled to decide on a proposed one-year extension with Pennrose-Cloud Developer LLC, regarding the development of the Meriden Green. Pennrose and the city have scaled back plans for two mixed-use buildings on the Green side. A building along Pratt Street north of the pedestrian bridge is still planned. 

3. Civilian review board in Meriden

Also on Monday night’s City Council agenda is a resolution on whether to adopt the Use of Force Study Committee’s recommendation to establish a civilian police review board. The committee voted 7 to 1 earlier this month to issue a 34-page final report recommending that the council form the nine-member review board. 

4. Animal control trust fund in Wallingford

The Wallingford Town Council Ordinance Committee is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall council chambers to discuss establishing a means of providing joint oversight between the mayor and the council of the Animal Control trust fund, an ordinance amendment that would create a subdivision in the town's reserve accounts for the Animal Control trust fund, and the ordinance on town fees for use in parks.

5. Intersection safety in Southington

Southington's Public Works Committee plans to meet Wednesday, continuing discussions on major projects in town as well as potential changes to the West and Prospect street intersection.

An accident six weeks ago prompted town leaders to look at signs and the possibility of a traffic light at the intersection. The intersection already has a flashing yellow light for West Street drivers and a flashing red light for Prospect Street drivers.

The public works committee was looking for more information on traffic at the intersection from town officials. Police Chief Jack Daly said drivers, rather than road conditions, have been to blame for recent accidents.

The committee plans to meet Wednesday, July 7 at 4 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center, 200 N. Main St.

6. Vaccine clinics in Wallingford

Two walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics are scheduled in Wallingford this week.

The Wallingford Health Department is hosting clinics 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at the former Yalesville firehouse, 143 Hope Hill Road. Photo ID is required, 18 and older, offering Moderna.

The Wallingford Public Library is partnering with Hartford HealthCare to host a clinic 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday to offer the Pfizer (ages 12 and older) and Johnson & Johnson (ages 18 and older) vaccines.

Second doses of Pfizer will be scheduled at the time of the first visit. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. Music, snacks, giveaways and raffle prizes for participants.

7. Housing development in Cheshire

The Cheshire Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission will be examining multiple site plan applications for new homes in town during its Tuesday meeting at 7:30 p.m. Proposals include construction on Wiese Road, East Mitchell Avenue and Old Towne Road.

It will also discuss a forestry application on Wallingford Road submitted by Scotland Hardwoods.

The meeting will be conducted via video conference and can be viewed live at youtube.com/channel/UC4_xey3QjJmwe57R_6K94Dw.

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