Things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire

Things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire



Here’s what you need to know for the week starting Aug. 12. 

Meriden will hold a public hearing on a banquet facility at Hunter Golf Course Tuesday, summer concerts series continue in Wallingford and Southington, and Cheshire will hold a public hearing on the capital budget.

Meriden also plans events at Castle Craig for the full moon Thursday and Friday.  

1.Public hearing on banquet facility in Meriden

The City Council’s Finance Committee will hold a public hearing Tuesday on additional funding sought by the city for a new banquet facility at Hunter Golf Course. The City Council approved bonding $875,000 for the project earlier this year, and now the city is asking to bond up to another $125,000 for the project. 

2.Full Moon activities at Castle Craig

The gate to Castle Craig in Hubbard Park will remain open until 9:30 p.m. Thursday for a full moon viewing. The August full moon is known as the “Sturgeon Moon.”

On Friday, the Meriden Parks & Recreation Department and Bhogah Yoga will host an outdoor yoga session at Castle Craig in Hubbard Park. The session starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.  Previous events sold out quickly so check with parks department for availability. 

3.Wallingford PZC discusses digital sign regulations

The Wallingford Planning and Zoning Commission is slated to discuss and possibly take action on revisions to zoning regulations regarding digital signs at its meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall, Room 315.

4.Coyote River Band plays Wallingford Twilight Tunes

The Wallingford Twilight Tunes summer concert series continues with the Coyote River Band, playing modern country and pop/rock, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Parade Ground, South Main Street.

5.Southington Council to choose library architect

The Town Council is scheduled to vote Monday on choosing an architect to design a new or renovated library. The library board chose QA+M Architecture of Farmington to consider what the library needs and how to achieve it by constructing a new building, renovating the existing one or adding onto the Main Street building.

The council is scheduled to meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center, 200 N. Main St.

6.Southington school board interviews for new principal

The Board of Education is also planning to meet Tuesday to begin interviews for Oshana School principal.

Stephen Bergin left the role to take an administration job in Ansonia. He was hired in 2014. The interviews will take place in executive session during the special meeting.

7.Cheshire Council Public Hearing on Capital Expenditure Budget

On Tuesday the Town Council will hold hearings regarding the overall proposed capital budget and a hearing specific to a proposal to consider bonding to fund a proposed $142,000 project to improve the town’s parks. 

Those hearings, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., follow a Town council budget committee meeting at 6:15 p.m. The hearings will be followed by a regular meeting at 7 p.m. That meeting’s agenda includes approval of a contract with a firm — not identified on the agenda — to prepare a master plan for improving Chapman park. Other agenda items include a vote to approve bond funding for the $142,000 Parks restroom projects and contracts to design proposed boilers and an annex capital project – both at the town Fire Department building.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, 84. S. Main St. 

8.The Glamour Girls perform on Southington Green

Southington’s Music on the Green concert series continues on Wednesday with The Glamour Girls, performing dance hits from the 40’s through today. Concert starts at 7 p.m.


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