Things to know this week include continued discussion about distance learning on snow days and next year’s school calendar in Wallingford, debt refinancing in Meriden and changes to the IX and I5 zones in Wallingford. 

Meanwhile, Cheshire officials continue discussions on expanding and improving Bartlem Park, while Southington officials consider development proposals at Mount Southington and the Cava restaurant property on West Street.

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

1. School curriculum, snow days in Wallingford 

The Wallingford Board of Education has two meetings scheduled this week. The Instructional Committee is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss curriculum and policy. The Education Council is scheduled to meet 3:45 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the future of distance learning snow days and the 2021-22 school year calendar. The remote meetings can be viewed live at

2. Meriden considers refinancing bond debt

The agenda for Monday’s Meriden City Council virtual meeting at 6:30 p.m. includes a resolution to refinance $33 million in municipal bond debt. To access the meeting go to the city website To comment on the agenda email  Comments via email will be closed one hour prior to the start of the meeting to allow them to be distributed to Council members. Live comments will be available in the Q&A component of the virtual meeting.  

3. Changes to IX, I-5 zones in Wallingford

The Economic Development Commission is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss proposed zoning text amendments for IX and I-5 zones, which are mixed residential/industrial areas on the east side and designated as a Watershed Protection District. For information on how to access the meeting, visit and scroll to the upcoming meetings and events calendar.

4. Public safety, security in Southington

The Southington Town Council will hold a special meeting Monday to discuss public safety and security in a closed-door executive session. The virtual meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Councilors are required to convene in public session before voting to go into executive session and then must adjourn the meeting in public session. To access the public portion of the meeting go to Join by phone by dialing 1-408-418-9388 with the access code: 1798382587.

5. Park expansion in Cheshire 

The Cheshire Parks and Recreation Commission will meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to welcome the new commissioner Rob Santoro. They will also discuss the final plan for a proposal to expand Bartlem Park to prepare the plan for submission to the Town Council. Also on the agenda is examining a proposed fee increase for town parks and reviewing the municipal budget proposal and town ordinances proposals submitted to the Town Manager.

6. New ski school among topics before Southington PZC

The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet virtually at 7 p.m. on Tuesday to review a number of projects in town, including the construction of a new building at Mount Southington, a two-story office and retail building at 1615 West Street and the reconstruction of the town’s pump station at 806 South Main Street. To access the meeting use the link, the meeting number 179 581 2586 and password 1234.

Join by phone by dialing 1-408-418-9388 using the access code 179 581 2586. Email comments to while the hearing is still open.

7. Bridge repairs in Southington

The Conservation Commission will meet virtually on Thursday at 7 p.m. to examine the same projects along with repairs to two bridges on Aircraft Road for the linear trail extension. To access the meeting go to using the code 179 128 9909 and password 1234. Join by phone at 1-408-418-9388 with access code 179 128 9909.

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