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Jun 20, 2021

Roadwork Update, June 20-26

Here are your City of Watertown road work updates for the week of June 21th:

  • Airpark Drive and Market Way: Storm sewer construction on south side of Airpark Drive between Market Way and Gateway Drive. 6/21- 6/23, weather depending.
  • North Church street By the BP gas station. Removal and replacement of the road that heaved due to heat last week. 6/22-6/24, weather depending.
Please allow extra time to navigate these areas of town. Thank you for your patience and attentive driving while we complete these projects! Read More
Jun 15, 2021

The Library is Open!

The library is open!  Our hours will remain the same. We cannot wait to welcome you into this space! Read More
Jun 02, 2021

No-interest Housing Rehabilitation Loans Now Available

Housing loans are now available at a 0% interest rate to those who qualify. Read More
Jun 01, 2021

Employee Recognition

We are thankful for the service of the following individuals as they celebrate anniversaries with the City of Watertown this March!
CHAD A. BUTZINE    FIRE          20
Thank you for your years of service with the City of Watertown! We will be publicly recognizing these employees in front of our Council on June 15th at 7pm. Read More
May 06, 2021

The City of Watertown 2020 Annual Report

Annual Report of last year 2020 Read More
Apr 22, 2021

Common Council Vacancy

The City of Watertown Common Council is advertising for a community-minded individual to fill a vacancy on the Common Council representing residents of District 5, Wards 7 and 8 in the City of Watertown for a term ending April 18, 2023. Candidates must reside within the boundaries of District 5, be at least 18 years old and meet WI voter eligibility requirements.  Submit letter of interest (see packet) and resume to the City Clerk at City Hall, 106 Jones Street, Watertown WI before 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2021 to be considered.  Interviews of qualified applicants will take place in front of the Common Council at 7 p.m. on May 4, 2021.

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Apr 20, 2021


There is a water main break at 900 block of West Main Street.  The repair is scheduled to start Tuesday, 4/20/21 at 7:45 AM.  The water will be off on Bonner Street and Dayton Street to West Division Street on West Main Street.  This repair should be complete in approximately 4 to 6 hours. Read More
Apr 16, 2021

Saturday Hours for Street/Solid Waste Department

Saturday Hours for Drop-Off at the Street Department Read More
Apr 12, 2021

Safe Drinking Water Grant  Funding Update

The City of Watertown Water Utility would like to provide an update to the community on the new grant funding opportunity to replace lead service lines. Read More
Apr 06, 2021

Statewide Average Daily Traffic collection for Dodge County

MSA is assisting WisDOT with their Statewide Average Daily Traffic (ADT) collection for the Dodge County portion of the City of Watertown. Read More
Apr 06, 2021

Unofficial Spring Election Results

Election Results
Election Turnout

One provisional ballot is outstanding in District 3. Read More
Mar 25, 2021

Water Valve Replacement

There is a water valve replacement at 1000 and 1100 block of West Main Street.  This replacement is scheduled to start Monday, 3/29/21 at 9:00 AM.  The water will be off on West Main Street from Dayton Street to Scot Street.  This replacement should be complete and water back on by 3:00 PM. Read More
Mar 24, 2021

JRB Approves TID 8

The Joint Review Board (JRB) approved the Tax Incremental District 8 (TID 8) on Tuesday night. 

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Mar 16, 2021


There is a water main break at 800 and 900 block of South Third Street.  There is a detour set up to divert traffic to River Drive.  The repair is scheduled to start Tuesday, 3/16/21 at 8:00 AM.  The water will be off on South Third Street from Western Ave to Clyman Street.  This repair should be complete in approximately 4 to 6 hours. Read More
Mar 13, 2021

What is a TID?

Find all the information on TID here! Read More
Mar 09, 2021

Poll workers needed for April 6th General Election

The Clerk/Treasurer is calling on residents of the City of Watertown willing to serve as poll workers for the April 6th General Election.  Read More
Mar 02, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update from the City of Watertown

COVID-19 Vaccine Update from the City of Watertown and Watertown Regional Medical Center

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Feb 19, 2021

City Seeks Applications for Youth Advisory Committee

City Seeks Applications for Inaugural Youth Advisory Committee

On February 2, 2021, Watertown’s Common Council approved the creation of the Youth Advisory Committee to evaluate and incorporate the creative ideas and opinions of the Watertown youth in their community. The city of Watertown recognizes the value and importance of young people’s input and ideas in achieving balanced growth that appeals to all generations. Mayor McFarland shares, “This is an exciting opportunity to have our youth involved in Watertown’s growth, and we look forward to the passion and ideas they will contribute to the community.”  The Youth Advisory Committee will be involved in various aspects of government such as serving in community events, providing input on key issues and ideas, assisting in special projects, and sharing the problems and desires of their peers in the community.


The YAC will consist of seven members, grades eight through twelve, and two adult mentors. Two of the members will serve as the committee’s Chair and Vice-Chair. The members will be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council. Each member will serve a two-year term, whereas mentors will only serve for one year. There are no term limits if the member continues to meet the grade level eligibility.

Eligible members must:

  • Be entering 8th grade to 12th grade.
  • Reside in the Watertown Unified School District (this does not mean that they must attend the public school. Private school students, virtual school students, and homeschool students are eligible)

Apply to serve and contribute to Watertown on this committee at:

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Feb 05, 2021


February 5th, 2021

* * * For Immediate Release * * *

The Snow Emergency declared yesterday is being scaled back to the Central City Area. To assist the Street Department with their plowing and cleanup efforts, the Watertown Police Department has declared a Snow Emergency for the Central City Snow Removal Area beginning at 11:00pm tonight, February 5th, 2021. Snow removal and cleanup operations will be continuing in the business district of the City this evening.  Parking will be permitted on city streets outside of the Central City Snow Removal Area.  See map for street boundaries.

During the Snow Emergency, parking on city streets and alleys in the Central City Snow Removal Area will be banned between 11:00 p.m. tonight until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.   

 Residents who live in the Central City Snow Removal Area and have no off-street parking available are encouraged to utilize municipal parking lots or make arrangements with neighbors, relatives or friends to avoid a potential $50.00 citation.  In addition, any vehicle that has been ticketed and remains parked at the same location for 24 or more hours afterward may be towed at the owner’s expense.

 Citizens are encouraged to monitor the City of Watertown Website at: or Watertown Police Department website at: or search for us on Facebook at Watertown WI Police Department for current snow emergencies and notifications. 

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Feb 02, 2021

Covid Vaccine Information Line

If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, call the toll free number 1-888 -519-8405 Read More
Jan 25, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Update from the City of Watertown,
Watertown Regional Medical Center and Area Providers

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Jan 20, 2021

Property Improvement & City Codes Roundtable Discussion & Updates

To be held on February 4, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Read More
Jan 14, 2021

DHS Announces Weekly Newsletter for COVID-19 Response

State residents can sign up for weekly emails containing updates, news, and resources

The Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today a newsletter the public can sign up for to get direct information about the COVID-19 response and vaccine rollout. Every Friday, a COVID-19 update newsletter will be sent via email to people who sign up to receive it. Registration is now open, and archived copies of the weekly newsletter will also be available.

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Dec 10, 2020

Property Tax Bills

Property tax bills will be mailed to City of Watertown property owners later this week.  

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Dec 03, 2020

Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants

Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic Read More
Nov 12, 2020


For public health and safety, ALL CITY OFFICES ARE CLOSED
to visitors until further notice, with one exception: Read More
Oct 26, 2020

Wastewater Collection Sewer Weekly Work Schedule

Wastewater Collection Sewer Weekly Work Schedule
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COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline to be Discontinued

Due to the drastically lower volume of calls it has received in recent weeks, the Watertown COVID-19 vaccine information line will be discontinued on June 18th, 2021. For current information on vaccination clinics or to schedule an appointment, please visit Read More