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

Things to know this coming week include ARPA funding applications in Meriden and Wallingford and a public hearing on the municipal budget in Cheshire.

In Southington, the Planning & Zoning Commission could vote on Tuesday whether to approve a Texas developer’s plans for a major housing and retail development off West Street, which has prompted concerns from neighbors over traffic. Also on the agenda is the site plan for the new public library.

Here’s our list of six things to know for the week ahead.

1. Town Council considers ARPA applications in Wallingford

The Town Council is scheduled to hold a special meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers of Town Hall to consider several committee-recommended applications from businesses and non-profits for federal funding under the American Rescue Plan Act. Also on the agenda is discussion and possible action on applications not recommended for approval by the ARPA committee and applications not forwarded to the ARPA committee by the town’s consultant UHY.

2. Wallingford ARPA committee

The ARPA Application Review Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Hubcap, 128 Center St. The agenda includes applications for federal funding from Micromod Automation & Controls, R. Pelton Tools, Quality Used Cars, Tee It Up, LJMM Corporation, Ultracoin Laundramat, Kodiak Athletics, Parent & Parent, Showstopper Entertainment, Robert James Salon, Rental Housing Property and Posh Coiffure Salon. 

3. Renewable energy pact, ARPA applications in Meriden

The City Council is scheduled to hold a hybrid meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers of City Hall. The meeting can be viewed remotely following instructions on the city website https://www.meridenct.gov. The agenda includes a resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into a renewable energy purchase agreement with Tritec. Also on the agenda are ARPA funding applications from the Meriden Police Cadet Program for $244,600, Legendz Barbershop for $20,000 and the Solomon Goffe House for $200,000.

4. West Street project, gun sales, new library plans in Southington

Southington planners will consider a major housing and retail project on West Street, gun sales and the site plan for a new library building during its meeting scheduled for March 21.

Anthony Properties, a Texas-based developer, is looking to build 255 apartments on West Street along with stores. It’s prompted debate in town and among planners who could vote on the application Tuesday.

Planners will also consider a request for dropshipped guns sales on Tuesday and will receive an application for home gun sales from another resident.

The Planning and Zoning Commission also has on its agenda the site plan for a new library building. Town leaders are planning to build a new library and demolish the current building on Main Street.

The commission is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center, 200 N. Main St.

5. Public hearing on town budget in Cheshire

The Town Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed municipal budget at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in council chambers of Town Hall, 84 S. Main St.

6. Land acquisition, contract negotiations in Cheshire

Prior to the budget hearing Wednesday, the Town Council is scheduled to hold a closed-door special meeting at 5:45 p.m. in council chambers to discuss land acquisition/contract negotiations in executive session, according to the agenda.


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