Council OKs trail projects

November 7, 2018

The Watertown Common Council approved a resolution to authorize an agreement for the Interurban Trailhead Building and Improvement Projects during its meeting Monday night at the Watertown Municipal Building.

The resolution will authorize engineering services for the parking lot, sidewalks and erosion control features of the project with Ruekert Mielke of Waukesha for a fee of $21,510.

The council approved two ordinances on their first readings regarding parking restrictions. One ordinance call for prohibition of parking on North Second Street in the area of Cady Street north to the bridge, and the second one prohibits parking on a section of Hospital Drive.

A number of resolutions were considered. The council approved a resolution to amend the Certified Survey Map for N9469 West Road to show a dedication of all portions of the property.

One resolution was revised before it was approved. The resolution is to add the design for the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Dakota Street by Robert E. Lee & Associates for $15,201 into the design project for next year and added that work needs to be done with the waste water.

The council also approved a resolution awarding a contract to Koch’s Telecommunications Service Inc. to install fiber optic cables throughout the city.

The council held a public hearing for the 2019 budget, but no one spoke.

Director Melissa Lampe of the Watertown Main Street program updated the council of their events. She said the Art of Main Banner auction raised $8,000 this year and the program recently awarded a façade grant to Draeger’s Floral to install a new storefront awning. Lampe mentioned Watertown’s Window Wonderland event and how the program allocated $1,600 to repaint 14 distressed apartment and storefront doors on first floor buildings along Main Street.

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