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

Things to know this week include more applications for federal rescue plan funding in Meriden, a review of the proposed education budget in Wallingford and possible changes to Southington’s veterans tax ordinance. 

Rogers Orchards in Southington is requesting permission to allow alcohol sales/production, while Cheshire officials will consider a moratorium on cannabis establishments.

Here's our full list of 7 things to know locally as you start your week.

1. Education policy, budget in Wallingford

The Wallingford Board of Education is scheduled to hold two meetings this week, both remotely. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, the BOE is scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting and approve new and revised policies, hear committee reports and a report from the superintendent. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, the BOE’s operations committee is slated to hold a special meeting on the 2022-23 school district budget. BOE remote meetings can be viewed live at www.youtube.com/wpsconnections/live.

2. ARPA funding requests in Meriden

The Meriden American Rescue Plan Steering Committee will meet remotely through video conference Monday at 6 p.m. According to a meeting agenda, that meeting can be viewed live through the city’s website, https://www.meridenct.gov/. The steering committee, tasked with reviewing applications for federal American Rescue Plan Act coronavirus relief funds, will hear from applicants, including Silver City Ballroom, the city’s parks & recreation department and from Change the Play, a non-profit organization that partners with the Meriden Public Schools. Each applicant’s proposal can also be viewed on the city’s website. 

3. Veterans tax ordinance in Southington 

In Southington, the Town Council will consider will hold a public hearing and possibly act on modifying the town’s veterans tax ordinance at its regular meeting scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. in the John Weichsel Municipal Center Assembly Room, 196 N. Main Street. 

4. Southington orchard requests exception to allow alcohol

The Zoning Board of Appeals in Southington is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the John Weichsel Municipal Center assembly room. The agenda includes requests to allow a solar array at Rogers Orchards as well as a separate request to allow alcohol production/sales at the orchard.

5. Cannabis moratorium in Cheshire 

The Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to hold a special meeting and public hearing tonight at 7:30 at Cheshire Town Hall, council chambers, 84 S. Main St. The agenda for the meeting and the hearing include a proposed amendment to zoning regulations to establish a temporary moratorium cannabis establishments.

6. Southington Board of Education

The Board of Education in Southington is scheduled to hold a regular meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center Public Assembly Room. An agenda for the meeting had not been posted as of Sunday. 

7. Council Finance Committee in Meriden

The City Council’s finance committee is scheduled to meet remotely through video conference on Tuesday, Jan. 25. An agenda for that meeting, scheduled for 5:30 p.m., has not yet been posted. 


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