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Michael A. Lumbis,
Planning & Community Development Director

Ph: (315) 785-7734
Fx: (315) 785-7829,

The Planning Department was created in 1984 as a component of the City Manager's Office. 

The purpose of the Planning Department is to implement programs, projects and legislation that will have a positive effect on the development of the City of Watertown as a community.  It is involved in a wide variety of issues that effect the development of the community including zoning, downtown revitalization, riverfront development, tree planting, historic preservation, housing programs and economic development.

Jennifer L. Voss,
Senior Planner
Ph: (315) 785-7724

Geoffrey T. Urda,
Ph: (315) 785-7725

Mike DeMarco,
Ph: (315) 785-7884

Sep 1 - May 31
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Jun 1 - Aug 31
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Many of the projects and programs within those categories involve writing grant applications and contract administration.The department also provides staff support to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.

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