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City Council Working on Budget
Posted by news on 5/19/2018 6:01:00 AM.

At least four out of the five members of the Watertown City Council are committed to bringing the pending tax hike under the tax cap. According to 7 News, after making a few cuts already this budget season, the city comptroller says lawmakers have to trim a little more than $500,000 to stay under the state's 2.4 percent tax cap. Council members will bring their ideas to the table at next week's budget wrap-up session to find ways to get under the tax cap. The goal is to not have to use more money from the city's fund balance, which is essentially its savings account, to balance the budget. The city is already using $2 million from it in the upcoming budget that's tied for the most since the turn of the century. Council members are hoping to hear from taxpayers at a public hearing about the budget Monday night at 7:30. If council can find a way to be at the tax cap, the comptroller says taxes will go up around $18 for a home assessed at $100,000. Originally it was going to be quadruple that.

Watertown City Council, Budget, Fund Balance

City Council To Decide On Dog Park Location
Posted by news on 4/2/2018 5:20:00 AM.

Watertown City Council will make a decision tonight whether or not to allow a dog park be built at Thompson Park.
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Watertown City Council, Dog Park, Thompson Park

Watertown Reaches Agreement With CSEA
Posted by news on 4/2/2018 5:19:00 AM.

150 Watertown city workers who are represented by the Civil Service Employees Association, or CSEA, haven't had a contract with the city since June of last year.
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Watertown City Council, CSEA, Contract

Watertown lawmakers argue over fire department; attorney representing city says Fire Chief Herman is 'ill-suited' for position
Posted by news on 3/20/2018 4:45:00 AM.
Two Watertown lawmakers got into a heated debate Monday night regarding the fire department.
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Watertown City Council, fire department, Terry O'Neil

Walczyk exploring run for state Assembly
Posted by news on 3/20/2018 4:27:00 AM.
After weeks of speculation, Watertown City Council member Mark Walczyk admits he is considering running for state Assembly.
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Mark Walczyk, Watertown City Council, state Assembly

Walczyk forming 'exploratory committee' for potential state Assembly run
Posted by news on 3/19/2018 11:42:00 AM.
After weeks of speculation, Watertown City Council member Mark Walczyk admits he is considering running for state Assembly.
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Mark Walczyk, Watertown City Council, state Assembly, Addie Jenne

Watertown City Council decides against selling Academy Street Street properties and against increasing fire policy
Posted by news on 2/21/2018 4:55:00 AM.
Watertown City Council decided against increasing a new policy on minimum staffing for the fire department.
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Watertown City Council, Academy Street, fire policy

Watertown City Councilman Walczyk has spoken to Republican leaders about state Assembly run
Posted by news on 2/2/2018 5:13:00 AM.
Watertown City Council member Mark Walczyk has spoken with Republican leaders about a run for State Assembly.
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Watertown City Council, Mark Walczyk, Addie Jenne, State Assembly

Watertown City Council member says he's thinking re-election, not run for Assembly
Posted by news on 1/25/2018 4:58:00 AM.
A Watertown lawmaker insists he is preparing to be re-elected to City Council and not readying himself for a run at State Assembly.
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Watertown City Council, Mark Walczyk, State Assembly, Addie Jenne

Questions surround 'Special Meeting' for Watertown's City Council
Posted by news on 1/22/2018 4:29:00 AM.
Under a cloud of speculation, lawmakers in Watertown are set to hold a "Special Meeting" tonight.
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