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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 07, 2021

Saturday Hours for Street/Solid Waste Department

The Street/Solid Waste Department yard will be open this Saturday, April 10th from 8:00 a.m. - Noon 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
Apr 05, 2021

Employee Recognition

We are thankful for the service of the following individuals as they celebrate anniversaries with the City of Watertown this March!
April:
JAMES R. ARNDT WASTEWATER 35
ROBIN J. ROE SOLID WASTE 30
VINCENT P. RIEDL STREETS 20
KEITH A. REIN STREETS 5
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 March 16th at 7pm.

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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

WATER MAIN BREAK

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 04, 2021

Employee Recognition

We are thankful for the service of the City of Watertown employees as they celebrate anniversaries with the City of Watertown!  This March we recognize Jill Petig for her 20 years with the Police Department.
Thank you for your years of service with the City of Watertown! We will be have a public recognition in front of our Council on March 16th at 7pm.

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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: https://www.ci.watertown.wi.us/government/city_boards_and_committees/youth_advisory_committee.php

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Feb 06, 2021

Employee Recognition

We are glad to recognize the following employees as they celebrate milestones while serving the City of Watertown. 
MICHAEL J. BEISBIER         POLICE           25      
THOMAS W. NICKELS           STREETS        25      
LAURA J. BOHLMAN            POLICE           20      
The employee recognition presentation will take place at the Common Council meeting on February 15th at 7pm for all interested in attending.

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Feb 05, 2021

SNOW EMERGENCY SCALED BACK

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: www.ci.watertown.wi.us or Watertown Police Department website at: www.watertownpolice.com or search for us on Facebook at Watertown WI Police Department for current snow emergencies and notifications. 

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Feb 03, 2021

City-Wide Snow Emergency

The National Weather Service is forecasting a winter weather event and has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Jefferson and Dodge County’s, beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday February 4th, 2021 for our area. Snow is expected to develop later on Thursday and continue into Friday afternoon.  Total snow accumulations of 4” to 6” inches are expected for our area. 

To assist the Street Department in their plowing and cleanup efforts, the Watertown Police Department has declared a CITY-WIDE SNOW EMERGENCY that will go into effect at 11:00 p.m. Thursday night, February 4th, 2021 and end 7:00 a.m. February 6th, 2021.   The Snow Emergency will run for 48 hours.     

 During the 48-hour period of the snow emergency parking on all city streets and alleys will be banned between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following morning.  Residents who 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: www.ci.watertown.wi.us or Watertown Police Department website at: www.watertownpolice.com 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

ALL CITY OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO VISITORS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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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