City Council

The Watertown City Council rejected a bid Tuesday that would’ve finalized construction of the CSAH 10 bridge in downtown Watertown. After being approved for bridge bonding funds, the Carver County received just one bid for the project. Excepting the bid would’ve put an extra $261,000 price tag on the project the city would be responsible [...]

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The city of Watertown’s estimated population growth over the next 30 years will have a dramatic effect on what changes the city will endure in the not so distant future. Too high or too low of predictions can either damage or enhance the cities landscape over the next few decades. Council members discussed these population [...]

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The third try wasn’t the charm for a fire billing ordinance brought before the Watertown City Council that would have allowed the fire department to bill insurance companies or residents for costs related to vehicle accidents or illegal, intentional or unattended fires. Fire Chief Wade Stock first brought the proposed ordinance to the City Council [...]

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The city of Watertown is eliminating two staff positions as a budget cutting measure. The Watertown City Council recently took action to eliminate the Utility Billing Clerk position, held by Carol Pulley, and the Senior Planner position, held by Crystal Paumen. Both decisions are due to budget constraints. When it comes to the billing clerk [...]

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A trio of public hearings made up the heart of the Waconia City Council meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 and the public hearing on the 2013 Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project was without question the star attraction of the three hearings. The $1.085 million project includes three components. The first part includes street reconstruction on Cedar, Vine [...]

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The Watertown City Council approved the sale of $2,265,000 in bonds during its Aug. 13 meeting to finance the city’s upcoming park and street improvement projects. Interest rate bids were accepted at public market on Monday, Aug. 13, when five bids were received from around the country. The best interest rate — and the bid [...]

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