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



Things to know this week include a possible agreement between the Wallingford Public Utilities Commission and a private data center developer and the postponement of a vote on whether to create a police civilian review board in Meriden. 

Meanwhile, a new Ion bank branch is planned for construction on North Main Street in Southington. 

Here’s the full list of eight things to know locally this week.

1. Wallingford PUC considers data center agreement

The Wallingford Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday 6:30 p.m. at the Electric Division office, 100 John St., to discuss a Sewer Division budget amendment, update on  Electric Division customer refunds of CMEEC arbitration award, data center project administrative fee and possibly take action on the proposed market-priced power supply agreement between the Electric Division and GotSpace Data Partners, LLC.

2. Vote on civilian review board postponed in Meriden

The CIty Council will meet in person Monday at Lincoln Middle School. The meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will be in a hybrid in-person and remote format, accessible through the city’s website. 

The council is expected to vote on the adoption of a resolution that establishes a new section within the city’s code of ordinances regarding the permitting of bazaars and raffles, to bring that language into accord with state statute. 

Meanwhile, an anticipated vote on another proposed ordinance that would form a Civilian Police Review Board has been postponed indefinitely, according to the meeting’s agenda. 

3. New bank branch in Southington

The Southington Inland Wetlands Agency will hold an on-site meeting at 376 N. Main St. on Monday at 5 p.m. to receive information on an application to conduct grading for a 4,000 square foot building. If approved, the project would construct an Ion Bank branch within the upland review area and floodplain.

4. Change in parking rules for multi-family homes in Meriden

On Tuesday, the council’s Economic Development, Housing and Zoning Committee will convene remote public hearing through video conference. 

That hearing, accessible through the city’s website at meridenct.gov, will include discussion of a proposed zoning amendment that would change the minimum number of parking spaces required for multi-family dwellings. Dwellings with zero-to-one bedroom housing units would be required to have one off-street space per unit, while units with two or more bedrooms would be required to have two parking spaces, according to the proposed amendment. The hearing starts at 5:30 p.m.

5. School upgrades, Ball & Socket cleanup in Cheshire

The Cheshire Town Council will discuss school modernization and a possible grant for remediation of the Ball & Socket property during a special meeting to be held at the Town Hall on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

6. College prep academy in Meriden

On Tuesdsay, the Board of Education will convene an in-person meeting in the auditorium of Edison Middle School. That meeting starts at 6 p.m., according to an agenda. Face masks will be required. 

According to an agenda for that meeting, its discussion will include a presentation detailing Maloney High School’s College Prep Academy. 

7. Poetry workshop in Wallingford

The Wallingford Public Library is slated to host a poetry workshop with Jennifer MacKenzie, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, looking at collective, expansive, and inclusive modes of writing and listening. The event is co-sponsored by Wallingford’s poet laureate Debora Kuan. Virtual and in-person attendance options available. Contact Leah Farrell, 203-284-6425 or LFarrell@wallingfordlibrary.org.

8. Subdivision, gas station in Southington

Applications for a 9-lot re-subdivision at 181 West Queen Street and a gas station at 1608 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike will be reviewed by the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission during its Tuesday meeting, to be held at the municipal center at 7 p.m.



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