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9 things to know in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, Cheshire

Things to know next week include Meriden’s City Council talking about a grant for a Locust Street park and playground, and preparations for the annual Celebrate Wallingford festival.

In Cheshire, the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission will discuss an affordable housing plan, and in Southington, the Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a comprehensive reorganization of the town’s zoning regulations.

Here’s our complete list of nine things to know in the coming week.

1.Meriden City Council to discuss Locust Street park, playground

In Meriden, the City Council meets Monday both in person and virtually at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. The council will discuss among other matters a $450,000 grant from the state Department of Economic and Community Development for a park and playground on Locust Street. It will also vote to refer $625,000 in culvert and sidewalk improvements for Jordan Brook, and department head raises to the City Council’s Finance Committee. You can access the  meeting by following instructions on the city’s website at www.meridenct.gov/virtualmeetings.

2.Town continues preparations for Celebrate Wallingford 

Wallingford will be getting ready for a major festival, Celebrate Wallingford, to be held Oct. 7-8. The Fishbein/YMCA Community Road Race will continue its tradition Sunday at 9 a.m. as part of the festivities. Vendors for businesses, arts and crafts and food will be displayed on Main Street and Center Street with live music both afternoons. For more information, go to www.celebratewallingford.com.

3.Slingshot operation on agenda of Meriden Zoning Board of Appeals

The Meriden Zoning Board of Appeals meets in person on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Engineering Conference Room on the lower level of City Hall. The board will continue a discussion for plans for a slingshot operation in the Meriden Mall, among other matters. 

4.Wallingford’s Linear Trail committee to meet

Wallingford’s Quinnipiac River Linear Trail Advisory Committee meets Thursday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, room 315. The committee will hear a report from the town engineer. It will also hear a corporate financial report.

5.Cheshire’s Wetlands Commission to talk affordable housing plan

On Tuesday, the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in Cheshire at Town Hall’s council chambers. Among likely topics is an affordable housing plan for Highland Avenue from Metro Realty.

6.Cheshire ‘Coffee Talk’ focuses on north end elementary school

On Wednesday, a “Coffee Talk” about the future north end elementary school will be held at 3 p.m. at Chapman Elementary in Cheshire. Project officials will be on hand for discussion and to answer community questions.

7.Open Forum held by Cheshire BOE

The Cheshire Board of Education holds an Open Forum at Cheshire Town Hall Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

8. Southington planners consider reorganization of zoning regulations

Southington’s Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center, 200 N. Main St. Among business items is a proposed zoning text amendment for a comprehensive reorganization of  Southington’s zoning regulations to enhance user-friendliness and improve consistency with state and federal law.

Also, Evergreen of Southington LLC is proposing an open space preservation subdivision, which allows greater density in exchange for more undisturbed space on the property.

9. More tasty fritters at Apple Harvest Festival 

The Apple Harvest Festival moves into its second weekend on Friday beginning at 5 p.m.

Some booths are open during the week as well. 



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