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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 include a resolution in Wallingford calling on the governor to allow all businesses to reopen provided they adhere to executive orders. Also in Wallingford, the Town Council will discuss and possibly vote on the town budget. 

In Southington, officials are scheduled to discuss whether or not to hold the Apple Harvest Festival this fall and city councilors in Meriden will consider changes to the rules for outdoor dining.

Meriden officials will also consider changes in the transfer station fees and are expected to refer a resolution to create stricter rules for off-street parking in Meriden to committee.

1.Wallingford municipal budget

The Wallingford Town Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss and possibly act on the town budget. For instructions on accessing the virtual meeting online or by phone go to the town website

2.Wallingford council resolution on reopening

New England Dive, 1060 S Colony Rd, Wallingford. | David Zajac, Record-Journal

Also on the agenda for Tuesday’s Wallingford Town Council meeting is a resolution calling on Gov. Ned Lamont to permit all businesses to reopen “provided they adhere to all executive orders and guidelines.”

The resolution urges the governor “to put Wallingford and Connecticut communities back on track for a full recovery...”

3.Outdoor dining rules, transfer station fees in Meriden

The City Council in Meriden will vote on changes to the city’s outdoor dining regulations during a virtual meeting Monday. The council is also scheduled to vote on changes to the fee structure for the city’s transfer station at the meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and can be viewed through the city’s website

4.Will there be a Southington Apple Harvest Festival?

In Southington, the Apple Harvest Festival Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss contracts related to the festival this fall.

The committee and other town leaders are deciding whether or not to hold the festival, which draws thousands. Part of Wednesday’s meeting will be in executive session to discuss contracts. A public portion of the meeting will take place at 4:30 p.m. More details on attending via video conference can be found at

5.Off-street parking rules in Meriden

Also during Monday’s Meriden council meeting, councilors are expected to refer a resolution calling for stricter off-street parking rules to the Economic Development, Housing and Zoning Committee. 

The resolution would limit off-street parking to paved driveways following complaints from “residents, businesses, and various property owners regarding the poor condition of numerous properties, caused by vehicles parking on the front lawns.”

Live video of the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at

6.School enrollment study in Cheshire  

Cheshire’s School Modernization Committee will convene a virtual meeting Monday night at 7 p.m. The group, tasked with presenting recommendations regarding the future of Cheshire’s public school buildings to the Town Council in the fall, will discuss the bidding process for a proposed new enrollment study to be conducted as part of the group’s work.

The group will also hear reports from its out-of-district school tour subcommittee and from Colliers, a contractor the committee hired to assist it in forming a school building plan.

Members of the public can view the meeting in real time on YouTube live by visiting

Public comments can be submitted by email to and by voicemail message at 203 271-6638.