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

Things to know this week include proposed changes to the student dress code in Meriden, an update on the status of the historic train station in Wallingford and continued discussion of a hotel proposed for the Plantsville section of Southington.

In Wallingford, the Public Utilities Commission will discuss the sale, purchase or lease of property during a closed-door executive session on Tuesday.

Here’s our complete list of six things to know as you start your week. 

1. Student dress code in Meriden

On Tuesday, the Board of Education will meet in person in the board room at 22 Liberty St. 

According to a meeting agenda, the board will have its first reading of a revised student dress code policy. The board will also discuss district officials’ proposed student supports plan. The meeting will also include a discussion in executive session of the board’s evaluation of superintendent Mark D. Benigni. 

2. Historic train station in Wallingford

The Economic Development Commission is scheduled to meet Monday at 6:30 p.m.in Room 315 of Town Hall. The agenda includes an update on the status of the historic train station among other committee updates. 

3. Zone changes before Meriden council

The Meriden City Council will hold a hybrid in-person and remote meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the council chambers.

According to the agenda, the council will take up three separate recommendations from its Economic Development, Housing and Zoning Committee regarding zoning map amendments for 65 Westfield Road and 525 Kensington Ave. The council will take up a separate EDHZ report recommending the adoption of a new 66-page affordable housing plan. 

The council will also take up three separate recommendations by the American Rescue Plan Act Steering Committee to provide more than $150,000 in funding toward three separate funding requests. 

4. Southington hotel plan review 

Southington planners could take up an application for a small hotel on West Street during a meeting scheduled for Tuesday.

Jaymin Mehta, of Canton, had hoped to build a five-story "micro-hotel" with 80 rooms on the one-acre site at 17 West St.

The proposed building, two stories higher than allowed in the area, was rejected by the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Now Mehta is looking to build a three-story, 54-room hotel on the long-vacant property at the corner of West and West Main streets.

In March, the town's Conservation Commission approved the new plan.

The meeting is planned for 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center at 200 N. Main St.

5. PUC in Wallingford

The Public Utilities Commission is set to discuss a series of budget transfers during its regular meeting on Tuesday, as well as the sale, purchase or lease of property in a closed-door executive session. The meeting will take place Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 315 of Wallingford Town Hall, 45 South Main St.  

6. Cheshire Town Council special meeting

The Town Council is scheduled to hold a special meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in Room 207/209 of Town Hall. An agenda had not been posted as of Sunday. 


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