Things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire

Municipal offices are closed Monday for Labor Day. On Tuesday, a company hoping to build a truck wash on South Main Street in Southington comes back before the Planning and Zoning Commission. Also on Tuesday, Wallingford officials will discuss changes to a local tax break for first responders during an ordinance committee meeting, while a program offering art classes to veterans kicks off in Southington. Later in the week, a fundraiser for the family of Meriden homicide victim Perrie Mason is scheduled at Maloney’s pub. Here’s the complete list of 6 things to know this week.  

1.Truck wash facility in Southington A plan to build a truck wash facility at 1300 S. Main St. comes back before the Planning and Zoning Commission in Southington Tuesday.

Nutmeg Companies Inc. has filed special permit and floodplain fill applications to build the truck wash near Apple Valley Bowl. The public hearing was continued from Aug.

20. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the John Weichsel Municipal Center, 196 N.

Main St. 2.Wallingford tax break for first responders

Wallingford Town Council ordinance committee is slated to discuss and may take action on amending the town’s tax abatement for first responders, and also discuss prompt posting on the town website agendas and minutes of those groups required by law to be posted. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday at Town Hall council chambers. 3.Fundraiser for Meriden homicide victim’s family

Things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire

A fundraiser will be held Sept.

7 to raise money for the family of Perrie Mason, a 31-year-old mother of two found dead in Waterbury last month. The event will start at 4 p.m. at Maloney’s Pub, 676 W.

Main St. 4.One year anniversary for Meriden city manager

Things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire

Wednesday will mark the one-year anniversary of City Manager Tim Coon starting with the city. Coon came to Meriden last year after working about 20 years as a curriculum manager at the Connecticut Police Academy in Meriden. 

5.Art classes for vets in Southington

Things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire

Art classes for veterans offered by the American Legion Auxiliary Post 72 and Southington Community Cultural Arts will start this week. The first of seven weekly sessions are scheduled to start Tuesday, Sept.

3 at the arts group building, 93 Main St. Rachel Wache, a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 72, said arts group executive director Mary DeCroce led classes with veterans in West Haven. Wache said that was successful and she wanted something similar for Southington veterans. Painting, creating collages, drawing and other art forms can be therapeutic, she said.

The program is funded by a donation made by the American Legion Auxiliary and is free to veterans.

6.Commerce Court special permit in Cheshire

Things to know this week in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire

On Wednesday, the Town Beautification Committee is scheduled to meet in room 207/209 at Town Hall.  The is scheduled for 8 a.m. and includes discussion of a special permit application for 120 Commerce Court 

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