Town Manager Discusses Issues Surrounding the Town’s 2021 Budget Town Council – *For the first time since March 10, the Watertown Town Council was able to conduct a meeting. On April 14th, members of the Council logged in from their homes for an online meeting, which featured a presentation from Town Manager Michael Driscoll concerning […]
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Town Council Approves Galen Street Rezoning Request From Developer Town Hall – The Town Council voted 8-1 in favor of rezoning four parcels of land on Galen Street from limited business to industrial-2. The vote took place during the council’s meeting on February 12, two weeks after it was tabled for additional discussion. The site […]
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Residents Concerned Over Proposed Rezoning on Galen Street, Town Councilor Organizes Informational Meetings Watertown Free Public Library – At the January 28 Town Council meeting, District B Town Councilor Lisa Feltner evoked a rule that delayed a vote on a zoning amendment until the following meeting. The vote would have rezoned four parcels of land […]
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Watertown’s Newest Elected Officials Sworn Into Office, Attention Focused on School Buildings Mosesian Center for the Arts – On Thursday, January 2, Waterown’s newly elected Town Councilors, School Committee members, and Library Trustees were sworn into office at a ceremony at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. During Town Council President Mark Sideris’ President’s address, […]
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Town, Local School Forming Joint Venture to Purchase Land for Two New Athletic Fields Town Hall – The Town of Watertown and Buckingham Browne and Nichols School are hoping to partner in an effort to purchase six acres of land from Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The parcel, which is a parking lot on Grove Street across […]
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Partnership Between Town, Arsenal Yards Developer to Renovate Arsenal Park Nixed Amid Financial Disagreement Town Hall – Back in April, the Town Council approved the idea of a partnership with the developers of Arsenal Yards to speed up the redevelopment of Arsenal Park. Under the deal, contractors working for Arsenal Yards would also undertake the […]
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Police, School, and Public Works Departments Present Plans for Upcoming Fiscal Year Town Hall – On May 18 and May 21, over 20 town departments went before the Town Council to present their FY 2020 budget plans. In the first of this two-part report, the Police Chief Michael Lawn says the department will be adding […]
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Town Council to Request 15 New Liquor Licenses, Back Entrance to Filippello Park to be Closed Town Hall – At the Town Council’s May 14 meeting, councilors discussed and voted on a proposal to request 15 new liquor licenses from the state. The motion was approved, but not unanimously. Most of these licenses will be […]
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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 Meets to Discuss Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Town Hall – On Oct. 26, the Economic Development and Planning Subcommittee met with representatives of medical marijuana dispensaries who are interested in opening such establishments in Watertown. At the most recent Town Council meeting, councilors discussed how these shops would be handled if they were to […]
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