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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 includes a public hearing on the Meriden municipal budget, a town land purchase in Southington and a coronavirus update in Wallingford.

The Wallingford Town Council will also consider the purchase of protective masks for the fire department, while plans for a car wash on Broad Street in Meriden are back before the city’s Planning Commission. 

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

1.Public hearing on Meriden budget

The Meriden City Council will hold a virtual public hearing on the proposed 2020-21 budget Monday. Rather than holding a hearing in a school auditorium as it's done in past years, the council is allowing residents to submit comments via email or by calling into a virtual public hearing.

The hearing, originally scheduled for May 7, will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. The number to call in is 888-632-3385 and the access code is 25755. Residents can email comments to any time between now and the end of the Monday hearing. 

2.Town land purchase in Southington

The Southington Town Council plans to vote on buying a Canal Street property during its meeting scheduled for Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m.

Town leaders say the purchase of 471 Canal St. will give more parking for linear trail users and could be the site of a bathroom along the trail at some point. The site is also adjacent to the historic Milldale train depot museum. The Planning and Zoning Commission agreed that the purchase was in line with town plans.

The council meeting will take place via video conference. More information can be found at

3.Car wash proposal back before Planning

The Planning Commission is scheduled to take up an application for a proposed car wash at 1025 and 1043 Broad St. during a virtual meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Visit the city’s website for instructions to access the meeting.

4.Wallingford council meeting, workshop

The Wallingford Town Council is slated to hold a remote meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and then a budget workshop immediately afterward. Both can be accessed through or calling 1-866-899-4679 and using access code 919-846-517. During the meeting, the Town Council is slated to hear an update on the local response to the coronavirus and consider a bid waiver for $11,787 to purchase facial masks for the fire department. During the budget workshop, councilor are slated to ask questions of department heads on the following items: Law Department, Mayor, Town Council, Town Clerk, Government TV, Program Planning.

5.Workshop includes Center Inc., SCOW

The Wallingford Town Council is slated to hold a remote budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for the following items: Wallingford Center Inc., WCI Capital/Façade, Senior Center, Historic Program Match, Center Street Cemetery, Public Celebrations, Columbus House, Spanish Community of Wallingford, Wallingford 2020. Instructions on how to access the meeting are slated to be posted in the meeting agenda on the town website,

6.Cheshire capital budget public hearing

The Cheshire Town Council will convene a video conference meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. According to the meeting agenda, the public can access the meeting by watching a YouTube livestream. The web address for that stream is

The meeting will include a public hearing on the town's proposed Fiscal 2021 Capital Expenditure Budget. The council will also discuss the town's unexpended education funds account and discuss an allocation for the replacement of the town community pool liner, according to the meeting agenda.