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Traffic Advisory and Lane Closure for Leray Street
Verizon will be performing work on Leray Street beginning Wednesday May 27, 2015.
Construction will occur between Main Street West and Snell Street and at times, Leray Street will be reduced to one lane to allow for construction crews to access manholes in the street.

Construction will occur between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. Weather permitting, the work is expected to last until Friday, May 29, 2015. Work crews will install temporary barricades, signage and have flagmen on-site as needed.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during construction. If in this area, motorists should exercise extreme caution when encountering work crews and work zones.

For further information or questions contact the Engineering Department at 785-7740.

Terry L. Satchwell Retires From City of Watertown
After more than 32 years with the City of Watertown Department of Public Works, Terry L. Satchwell is retiring on May 30, 2015. Please join us in Council Chambers at City Hall on Friday, May 29, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. as we present Mr. Satchwell with a plaque to honor his years of service.

For further questions, contact Mayor Graham at 785-7720.

Holiday Schedule
There will be no bus services Monday, May 25th. Refuse pickup will be delayed by one day later than normal Regular Monday pickup will be on Tuesday
Regular Tuesday pickup will be on Wednesday
Regular Wednesday pickup will be on Thursday
Regular Thursday pickup will be on Friday
Regular Friday pickup will be on Saturday

Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday!

Watertown Sunday Softball League Schedule
5/17/15 - 7/19/15 Sunday Softball League Schedule at Parks & Recreation View the schedule...
Traffic Delays & Construction on Gotham St. and Keyes Ave.
Starting May 13th National Grid is a replacing a gas main on the 100 & 200 blocks of Keyes Ave. The intersection of Gotham and Keyes will be closed to traffic May 13th for the day.
Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. Construction will continue until May 31st.

Partial lane closures and flagged traffic control will occur along the 100 block of Keyes Ave. The sidewalk on the North side of the 100 block of Keyes Ave. will be temporarily closed for the remainder of the construction.

The above operations will or may cause delays of short durations throughout the project.

For further information, please contact Sean O’Connor in the Engineering Department
at 785-7744

Traffic Delays & Construction on Gaffney Dr.
Starting May 15th sidewalk and storm sewer construction will take place on Gaffney Dr, and is expected to last until the end of June.
City construction crews working on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project will provide a new sidewalk connection along the west side of Gaffney Drive, from Coffeen St. to Commerce Park Dr., once completed.

Temporary lane closures and flagged traffic control will be experienced.

The crews will install temporary barricades, signage and have flagmen on-site as needed. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during construction. If in this area, motorist should exercise extreme caution when encountering work crews and work zones.

For further information, please contact Sean O’Connor in the Engineering Department
at 785-7744

Tennis Clinics
Watertown Parks & Rec is now offering tennis clinics in July for ages 6-10 and 11 and up... $10 for city residents and $30 for non-city. Pre-registration is required...please see the attached flyer [Additional info...]
Resolution Establishing Standard Work Day and Reporting
Resolution Establishing Standard Work Day and Reporting for Appointed Officials, City Clerk and Deputy Clerks.

Click the link below to view the Resolution Resolution

Umpires needed!
for U10 and U13 Baseball. Training will be provided. $32 per game City of Watertown Parks & Recreation
600 Wm T Field Dr
Watertown, NY 13601

For more info, call 315-785-7775

Hydrant Flushing schedule
May 3rd through June 25th. View the Schedule...
2015-2016 Proposed Budget
pdf format...now available online for viewing View the Budget....
138 Court Street Open House
The City of Watertown is accepting proposals for the purchase and renovation of a city owned building at 138 Court Street, formerly known as the Berow & Monroe Building. The proposals must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015. The building will be open for viewing by interested parties and the news media on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.
Parks & Rec looking for Seasonal Workers
The City of Watertown Parks and Recreation is hiring qualified lifeguards and laborers to join our team for the summer 2015 season. More... If you are interested in applying to work with the Parks and Recreation Department, please contact us at 315-785-7775. Applications can be found on our website (see link)
OR at the Municipal Ice Arena, Parks and Recreation Office at 600 Wm T Field Dr, Watertown NY Application Forms
Volunteers for Youth Baseball Needed
The City of Watertown Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volunteer coaches to give back to the awesome community we live in! If interested, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 785-7775. We look forward to hearing from you