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

Things to know this week include discussion of a power supply agreement between a data center developer and the Wallingford Public Utilities Commission.


Also in Wallingford, a public hearing on outlawing recreational marijuana is scheduled before the Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as a possible vote on plans for an Amazon distribution facility and warehouse on the former Bristol Myers Squibb property.

In Southington, the Town Council will consider the purchase of land from Plainville adjacent to Crescent Lake.

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

1. Data center pact in Wallingford

The Wallingford Public Utilities Commission is slated to discuss a proposed market-priced power supply agreement between the Wallingford Electric Division and GotSpace Data Partners LLC, at a special meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at 100 John St.

2. Recreational cannabis in Wallingford, Amazon warehouse

The Wallingford Planning and Zoning Commission is slated to meet 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall council chambers to hold a public hearing on a zoning text amendment to prohibit the sale of recreational cannabis town-wide, and may vote on a proposal to build an Amazon distribution facility and warehouse at 5 Research Parkway.

3. Rescue funding in Meriden

The city of Meriden’s American Rescue Plan Committee meets Monday at 6 p.m. in Room 206, Council Chambers of City Hall. The meeting will also be accessible on the city’s website meridenct.gov. According to the meeting’s agenda, the steering committee will discuss proposed rules for the submission of requests for American Rescue Plan Act funds and reporting requirements, as well as discuss an update on the submission application process and current applications. 

4. Crescent Lake land in Southington, Plainville

Southington leaders will consider the purchase of Plainville land near Crescent Lake during a meeting planned for Monday.

Crescent Lake is town-owned open space land near the borders with Plainville and New Britain. The purchase of land is on the Town Council agenda for the Sept. 13 meeting that’s scheduled for 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center, 200 N. Main St.

The meeting is streamed online in addition to the in-person gathering.

5. Board of Education in Wallingford

The Wallingford Board of Education is scheduled to meet Monday to hold two meetings. The board’s Instructional Committee is slated to meet at 6 p.m. followed by the Operations Committee at 7 p.m. The location and meeting agendas were not immediately available.

6. Civilian review process continues in Meriden

The Public Safety Committee of the Meriden City Council will hold a remote public hearing and special meeting on Wednesday night to discuss the establishment of a Civilian Review Board to review police use-of-force incidents. 

The hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. and can be accessed through the city’s website: https://www.meridenct.gov/virtual-meetings/.

7. Backyard chickens in Cheshire

The Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission is slated to discuss possible options for modifying regulations around residents being able to keep poultry on their property. There will also be discussion of the regulations around accessory apartments. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.

The Commission will be considering an application for a zone change to convert 200 Old Towne Rd., 168 S. Main St. and 29 Wallingford Rd. to a special development district.

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