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3/3/ Next Planning Board Meeting
The next meeting of the City of Watertown Planning Board has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at City Hall. Application materials for the various projects can be found at:

If you have any questions, please let me know.
Michael A. Lumbis, Planner
City of Watertown Planning Office
245 Washington Street, Room 304
Watertown, New York 13601
Phone: 315-785-7734

Organizational MPO Policy Committee Meeting to be Held
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), City of Watertown and Jefferson County will be hosting the organizational Policy Committee meeting of the newly formed Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Watertown Jefferson County Area Transportation Council (WJCTC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) designated by the Governor of the State of New York for the City of Watertown and surrounding area in

The meeting will be held in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at Watertown City Hall on Tuesday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Jefferson County. It has the responsibility of developing and maintaining both a Regional Transportation Plan and a Transportation Improvement Program for the area's federal aid eligible highway and public transit facilities. The Council was established in 2014 when the population of the Watertown urbanized area exceeded 50,000 as determined by the 2010 Census.

Water Main Breaks and Frozen Services
Due to the recent harsh weather conditions, frost levels have reached below 4 feet in and around the City of Watertown. At the current time, City of Watertown Distribution crews are working on three main breaks in the areas of Morrison Street, Harewood Avenue, and Snell Street. Mains were repaired last night on Central Street and East Lynde Street.

Calls received for frozen services currently total over 40 homes and businesses within the City.

Main breaks will be repaired as quickly as possible, followed by residences, then businesses. Please be aware that crews are working overtime and weekends to alleviate all service problems.

If crews are able to thaw your service and direct you to run water, do not discontinue running it for any reason during the suggested time frame. While air temperatures may reach 20 or 30 degrees, ground temperatures do not change and frost levels may deepen.

Service problems can be reported daily to 315-785-7757. The after hours emergency number is 315-785-7845. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Crow Hazing Ongoing
Hazing will be conducted during the evening hours of Thursday, February 12, 2015. Wildlife Biologists from the City of Watertown’s crow hazing contractor, Loomacres Wildlife Management, will be continuing their efforts to haze nuisance crow flocks within the City.

Citizens are encouraged to provide the location, estimated size, and dates and times of crow flock sightings in their neighborhoods. Loomacres Wildlife Management relies on this information to identify nuisance crow flocks and to target hazing efforts. The toll-free number to report crow activities with the City of Watertown is 1-800-243-1462. To report crow activities on-line, go to

For further information or questions, contact the City Planning Office at (315) 785-7730.

Council Resolution - Matt Roy
Resolution to post for 30 days View Resolution
Join us for a 'Character Breakfast!'
SNOWTOWN USA will be hosting a character breakfast this Sunday, January 25th from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Come join us for a great time and delicious food at Maggie's on the River from 8:30am - 12:30pm Adults $5 & Kids Eat FREE

Share a delicious Pancake Breakfast with your favorite Princess or Super Hero (Belle, Pocahontas, Spiderman, Batman, Captain Amaerica)

Thanks for your continued support!!

Municipal Arena Ice Schedule
Events added Daily..Questions?? Call 315-785-7775 View the Calendar....
Winter-Related Restriction Reminder
The Watertown Police Department and Department of Public Works would like to remind Watertown residents of the two following weather related municipal codes: 265-11.1 Snow or other obstructing substances in streets Residents are reminded that shoveling; snow blowing or plowing snow into or across City streets is prohibited. Violators can be summoned in Watertown City Court and face a possible fine.

293-21c – All night seasonal parking restrictions No person shall park any vehicle upon any street or road in the City of Watertown between the hours of 2:00am and 6:00am between November 1st and April 30th. This is to include the area known as the margin between the sidewalk and curb as this is where plows need to push the snow. Violators may be subject to a $25.00 fine and have their car towed off the road.

The City is asking for cooperation with these restrictions in order to expedite the snow removal process and ensure safe roadways.