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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



Police policies and training are on the agenda in Wallingford and Southington this week, while the Wallingford council will also take up the mayor’s recent veto of the town budget.

Meriden will hold a public information meeting on a Route 5 traffic study, while a new 11-lot housing subdivision is the subject of a public hearing in Cheshire. 

Here’s the complete list of 6 things to know as you start your week. Government meetings continue to be held remotely. For more information on access go to the town websites.

1.Police policies, mayor’s budget veto in Wallingford

The Wallingford Town Council is slated to discuss police department policies with Chief William Wright and the mayor’s veto of the 2020-21 budget adopted by the council during a remote meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting can be accessed through https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/251677645 or calling 1-866-899-4679 and using access code 251-677-645. An executive session is scheduled regarding the settlement of a matter in litigation, which is closed to the public. 

The link for the rest of the meeting is https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/320539525 or access code 320-539-525. 

2.Route 5 traffic study to be discussed in Meriden

Meriden will hold a public information meeting Thursday on a traffic study being conducted along a stretch of the Route 5 corridor from the Wilbur Cross Parkway interchange in north Wallingford to the Berlin Turnpike interchange in north Meriden. The meeting will “afford the public the opportunity to review project study information and provide input to the study efforts,” Belen Michelis, the city’s strategic communications manager, wrote in an email. 

The virtual meeting will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. via the Microsoft Teams software the city has been using to hold remote meetings during the pandemic. The meeting can be accessed through the city website.

 3.Police training in Southington

In Southington, the Town Council plans to meet on Monday to hear a report from police department officials on training. Town leaders said the report is timely based on renewed attention on police brutality.

The meeting is scheduled to take place via video conference at 7 p.m.. For more information on how to attend, visit www.southington.org.

4.Digital marketing discussion in Wallingford

The Wallingford Economic Development Commission marketing committee is slated to discuss a digital marketing initiative at a special meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday at Town Hall, Room 315.

5.Housing subdivision in Cheshire

The Cheshire Planning and Zoning Commission will convene a public hearing and discuss an application for a proposed 11-lot subdivision off of South Meriden Road and Colton Lane during a video-conferenced meeting to be held Monday, June 22. 

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m., according to posted agendas. The meeting will be live streamed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4_xey3QjJmwe57R_6K94Dw

Another public hearing, regarding the application and zoning changes requested by the developers of a proposed 114-unit housing development at 50 Hazel Drive, had been scheduled for the June 22 meeting. That hearing has been tabled until July 13. 50 Hazel Drive is the site of a former and long vacant nursing home. 

6.Meriden Finance Committee, ‘Virtual Neighborhood’ grant

Other meetings listed on the city’s calendar for this week include a City Council Finance Committee meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and a “Virtual Neighborhood Assistance Grant Public Hearing” scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday. Agendas for those meetings hadn’t been released as of publication.


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