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

Things to know this week include the Wallingford Town Council’s scheduled discussions on how best to allocate funding under the American Rescue Plan Act, as well as recognizing Juneteenth as a municipal holiday.

In Southington, plans for a flea market with music come before the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Here’s our full list of six things to know locally this week.

1. ARPA funding, Juneteenth holiday in Wallingford

The Wallingford Town Council will continue its discussions of how to spend the town's $13.1 allotment of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds during its Tuesday meeting, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall. The council will also discuss a $3.6 million budget amendment for the electric division and recognizing Juneteenth as a municipal holiday.

2. Flea market proposed at Southington’s Factory Square

The Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. to consider among other things a proposed flea market with music at Factory Square, 168 Center St.

The meeting will take place in the assembly room of the municipal center, 196 North Main St.

3. New principal in Wallingford

The Wallingford Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall to discuss and review the superintendent's goals for the past school year.


The board will also hold a special meeting on Wednesday at 5 p.m. for interviews and to  potentially appoint a candidate to take over as principal of Cook Hill Elementary School. The interviews will be held in executive session, however any appointment must be made in public.

4. Marijuana in parks, Beaton & Corbin in Southington

The Town Council is scheduled to meet Monday to possibly act on banning recreational marijuana from town parks and adjusting the fee schedule for fire department services. Also on the agenda is discussion of a resolution regarding supplemental funding for 318 N. Main St., the former Beaton & Corbin property.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the municipal center meeting room, 176 N. Main St. 

5. School board finances in Meriden

The Meriden Board of Education’s finance committee will meet in person on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., in the board room at 22 Liberty St. According to a posted meeting agenda, the committee is scheduled to receive cafeteria, utility and financial reports, along with a summary report on the district’s American Rescue Plan Act and other coronavirus relief funds. 

6. Sewage treatment plant in Cheshire

A Water Pollution Control Authority subcommittee is scheduled to meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Town Council chambers, 84 South Main St., to “discuss strategies to address infiltration & inflow issues.”


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