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Traffic Advisory Mill Street Road Closure
Mill Street in the City of Watertown will be closed to through traffic from Highland Avenue to Phelps Street beginning Thursday, July 24th at 7:00 am.
Motorists will be directed to use Leray Street as a detour. Local traffic may access residences and business on Mill Street while the work is underway.

Thursday July 24th, crews will be working in the intersection of Mill Street and Hoard Street.

There is no work or road closure anticipated for Friday, July 25th.

Monday, July 28th, crews will begin work between Highland Avenue and Hoard Street.

These road closures are required to make repairs to sewer infrastructure and are expected to be complete by 5:00 pm each day, at which time the road will be re-opened to through traffic for the overnight hours.

The Department of Public Works would like to thank you for your patience and cooperation while this work is completed.

Public Notice - Council Member Macaluso
Final Res - Standard Work Day for Macaluso [Additional info...]
Public Notice - Council Member Jennings
final Res standard work day for Jennings [Additional info...]
Notice of Sale Public Auction City of Watertown, New York
The City of Watertown will sell at public auction on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. the property of 111 Orchard Street South. Notice is hereby given that the City of Watertown will sell at public auction in the 3rd Floor City Council Chambers, City Hall, 245 Washington St., Watertown, NY on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. to the highest bidder (subject to City Council approval) there present certain lots of land which are owned by the City of Watertown. Said parcels are known as:

Parcel Number: 10-03-112.000
Address: 111 Orchard Street South
Minimum Bid Price: $1,000

Such property is to be offered individually. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and sale shall be for cash only, and the highest bidder on each parcel shall deposit ten percent (10%) of said bid price, at the time of said bid, with the City Comptroller. The City shall convey the parcel by quit claim deed expressly reserving a permanent and perpetual easement for a sanitary sewer main in favor of the City, with no abstract of title.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that each parcel will be sold by delivery of a deed containing a provision that the property must be brought into compliance with all applicable provisions of the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code and all City of Watertown zoning and health codes within one (1) year of the City’s delivery of the deed and, if not, the City shall have the right to seek reversion of title to the City.

The City reserves the right to withdraw any parcel prior to the public sale of said parcels.

James E. Mills, City Comptroller
July 12, 2014

Summer Hours at City Hall (only)
Effective June 2nd, the hours for City Hall at 245 Washington Street will be 8 AM - 4 PM. We revert back to Regular Hours on September 2nd