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

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



Things to know this week include a proton cancer treatment center proposed for Northrop Road in Wallingford through a partnership between Yale New Haven Hospital and Hartford Healthcare. The plan is set for hearings before state and local regulators this week. Also this week, school board members in Southington will review draft job descriptions for the director of digital learning and information systems manager positions. 

The Meriden City Council, meanwhile, is scheduled to discuss a $5 million bond request to fund local road improvements. 

Here’s the complete list of seven things to know as you start your week.

1. $72M cancer treatment center in Wallingford

Yale-New Haven Health and Hartford HealthCare are moving forward with plans for a $72 million proton cancer therapy center at 932 Northrop Road.

A public hearing on the medical networks' application is set for Wednesday, according to public filings with the state Office of Health Strategy. If approved, the Connecticut Proton Therapy Center will be the first proton treatment center in the state.

The technical portion of the telephone hearing begins at 10 a.m. The public portion sign up is at 3 p.m. and public comment begins at 4 p.m. The hearing transcript and video are posted within 48 hours of the end of the hearing. For information on access to the hearing go to https://portal.ct.gov/OHS

Members of the public may submit comments regarding any scheduled or recent hearings by emailing CONcomment@ct.gov. For comments to become part of the record, they must be received while the record is still open as indicated in the public hearing announcement.

A request for a parking variance for the center allowing 50 spaces where 112 are required will be heard by the Wallingford Zoning Board of Appeals at 7 p.m. on Monday. Directions for accessing the meeting and commenting are available at https://www.wallingford.ct.us/.

2. Bonding for road repairs in Meriden

The Meriden City Council will discuss a $5 million bond request for road repairs during a meeting to be held through video conference Monday night. 

The council will discuss a resolution on that item and another resolution that would unionize the city’s public health educator position during the meeting. It starts at 6:30 p.m., and can be accessed at: https://tinyurl.com/y2d782ny.

3. Digital learning director in Southington

The Board of Education’s Policy and Personnel Committee in Southington will review draft job descriptions for both digital learning director and information systems manager positions during a video meeting scheduled for Tuesday at 6 p.m., according to the meeting agenda. The Zoom meeting can be accessed at 1+646 558 8656 using the Meeting ID: 82358624781 and Passcode: 809086 (one tap mobile).

4. Meriden Board of Education

The Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The board is scheduled to meet in person, while the public can view the meeting online through Google Meets. The meeting can also be viewed in live from the Meriden Public Schools' website. The link is: https://www.meridenk12.org/videos/board-of-education-meetings/

The meeting’s agenda, which lists reports from its student representative, correspondence and other reports, does not show the board is scheduled to take action on any items. 

5. Meriden PUC to discuss phosphorus project

The Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday night. According to the agenda for that meeting, it will take place in the conference room of the Meriden Water Pollution Control Facility, at 226 Evansville Ave.

The commission is scheduled to discuss several items, including a phosphorus upgrade for the Water Pollution Control Facility, according to the agenda. 

6. Inland Wetlands hearing on subdivision in Cheshire 

The Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission is scheduled to hold a virtual public hearing on DeGennaro Development & Construction’s resubdivision application for Wiese and Academy Roads at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Public access is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4_xey3QjJmwe57R_6K94Dw. Public comments can be submitted to Comments@cheshirect.org and by voicemail message at 203 271-6638. Video will be available on Channel 14 and on demand at www.cheshirect.org as soon as possible.

7. Cheshire Board of Education

The Cheshire Board of Education is scheduled to meet on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. An agenda for the meeting had yet to be posted as of Sunday night. Live viewing is available at www.youtube.com/cheshirepublicschools. Public questions and comments may be made via CPSCovid19@cheshire.k12.ct.us. 


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