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

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

Things to know this week include a scheduled vote on the education budget in Wallingford and a Town Council public hearing on the purchase of development rights to Southington Country Club.

In Meriden, the school board is scheduled to discuss math gains on the PSAT exam by Washington Middle School students and in Cheshire the Public Building Commission will discuss numerous projects including school security upgrades.

Here’s the complete list of six things to know in our towns this week.

1. Wallingford education budget, electric buses

The Wallingford Board of Education is scheduled to hold two remote meetings this week. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, the board is scheduled to hold its monthly meeting and vote on approving a 2021-2022 budget proposal in the amount of $108 million. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, an electric vehicle (bus) committee is scheduled to meet. BOE remote meetings can be viewed live at www.youtube.com/wpsconnections/live.

2. Hearing on golf course development rights 

Southington resident will get a chance to voice their opinions on the purchase of development rights for Southington Country Club during a Town Council meeting scheduled for Monday. Town officials propose buying development rights from the golf course for $4.5 million. leaving the course in private hands but preventing development on the nearly 100-acre site. 

The council plans to vote on whether to send the purchase to referendum this spring. Voters must decide on projects costing more than $1 million according to the town charter.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. and will be held via video conference. For more information on how to attend, visit www.southington.org.

3. Math gains by Meriden middle schoolers

On Tuesday, the Meriden Board of Education will convene a remote meeting at 6 p.m. which can be viewed live on the school district’s website https://www.meridenk12.org/videos/board-of-education-meetings/ or on the Google Meets platform: meet.google.com/zpg-hrru-pts.

The agenda includes discussion on math gains made on the PSAT exam by Washington Middle School students. 

4. COVID-19 update in Wallingford, fire budget transfers

The Wallingford Town Council is scheduled to meet remotely at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to hear an update on the town’s response to COVID-19 from the town Health Department and consider transfers to the Fire Department’s replacement pay account. For information on how to access the meeting, visit www.wallingford.ct.us and scroll to the upcoming meetings and events calendar.

5. Cheshire public buildings

In Cheshire, the Public Buildings Commission will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Agenda items include school security improvements, parks bathroom renovations, school lavatory improvements district wide, cafeteria renovations at Norton School, an update on the police station locker room and HVAC project and an update on HVAC improvements at the high school. New business includes a special meeting to recommend the bid award for the School Security Main Entryway Improvements at the high school. The meeting will be streamed live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4_xey3QjJmwe57R_6K94Dw. Public comments accepted at Comments@cheshirect.org and by voice mail message at 203 271-6638.

6. Computer servers for Meriden police

The finance committee of the Meriden City Council will meet remotely on Tuesday. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.

The committee will discuss the police department’s request to transfer $66,325.48 from its contingency line to its capital equipment line, for the replacement of computer servers which officials say are at their end of life. A proposed council resolution states, “...the failure of the  servers will cause significant disruption to the ability of the Meriden Police Department to protect and serve the city.

The meeting can be viewed online in real time by following instructions posted on the city’s website, https://www.meridenct.gov, or by typing in the following into a web browser address bar: https://tinyurl.com/uyl6ggfq.

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