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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Public Comment Decorum Policy


City of Watertown Policy Regarding Council Meeting Public Comment Decorum


1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to establish rules of decorum for public comments at City Council meetings. 

2.0 General

In accordance with SDCL 1-25-1, t...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

COVID-19 Scams


The Watertown Police Department received information regarding scams occurring in our state and all over the United States.  Scammers are using the coronavirus vaccines as a way to scam individuals out of personal information and money.  ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

New Mental Health Officer Program


Watertown police officers are frequently called to incidents where people are in a mental health crisis or suffer from substance abuse and addiction. From September 2019 to September 2020, WPD Officers responded to 368 mental health related calls. &nb...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Temporary Sump Pump Variance

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As of October 15th, any home or business that needs to continue operating a sump pump discharging clear water may request a variance to discharge to the sanitary sewer. The temporary variance is normally from October 15th to April 15th and must be renewed...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Digging Deadline For Digging In City Streets

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Every October, the Watertown Street Division asks contractors to discontinue digging in city streets due to the seasonal closure of the asphalt hot mix plant.

Starting Oct. 23rd, 2020 through May 1st, 2021, only emergency sit...

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