Watertown Becomes First Massachusetts Town to Mandate New Developments Install Solar Panels Town Hall – The Town Council unanimously approved an amendment to the town’s zoning ordinance at its November 27 meeting that will require all new and renovated developments set aside at least half of its roof space for solar panels. Check Out the […]
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Town Council Adopts Several Regulations for Recreational Marijuana Shops in Watertown Town Hall – The Town Council met on Tuesday, November 20 to have a significant discussion about recreational marijuana shops in Watertown – specifically where they would be located and how they would be regulated. Check Out the Video! Produced by Ashley Hardy, Community […]
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Town Council Approves Residential Property Tax Increases and Preliminary Designs for Mt. Auburn Street Town Hall – The Town Council met on Tuesday, November 13 to discuss a variety of items.The Council approved a new proposed tax law in 2019. Single home owners will be taxed an additional average $160, two-families and condominiums will be […]
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Town Council Holds Public Hearing and Vote on a Proposed Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Town Hall – At the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23, the two main agenda items were directly related to funding. The Council held a public hearing and vote on a proposed amendment to increase the fiscal […]
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2020 Budget Will Fund School Building Renovations and Pay Off Unpaid Post-Employment Benefits Town Hall – At the October 9 Town Council meeting, Town Manager Michael Driscoll presented the 2020 FY town budget. This budget will help fund several school building projects and pay off retirement benefit deficits. Check Out the Video! Produced by Ashley […]
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Town Council Recognizes Need for More Regulations for Laboratories in Watertown Town Hall – At the Sept. 11 Town Council meeting, Town Council President Mark Sideris echoed concerns from residents regarding the regulation of laboratories in Watertown. Check Out the Video! Produced by Sam Dudley, Community Engagement Coordinator September 13, 2018 Back to Watertown Weekly […]
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Town Council Hears and Approves Victory Field Phase II Report Town Hall – One of the major points of interest over the past year has been Victory Field and what will become of the track and field. At the August 14 Town Council meeting, chair of the Victory Field Phase II Ad Hoc Committee Vincent […]
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Mt. Auburn Street Redesign Project Takes Small Step Forward Amid Major Concerns From Businesses Town Hall – The Town Council met on Tuesday, July 10 to discuss a variety of topics. They passed a vote on the 25-percent design concept of the Mt. Auburn Street redesign project. This vote was passed with the condition that […]
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Councillors Debate Whether the Town Manager or Town Council Should Appoint Community Preservation Committee Members Town Hall – At the June 26 Town Council meeting, a special meeting was held prior to its regularly scheduled convening to discuss the Community Preservation Committee – specifically how members of the committee will be appointed. This committee would […]
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Town Council Requests Better Public Transportation Services, Town Manager’s Salary Raised Town Hall – On June 12, The Town Council met to discuss multiple agenda items. President Mark Sideris recognized Assistant Town Manager Steve Magoon to review a letter sent to the MBTA. The council reached out to the MBTA regarding the Better Bus Project. […]
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