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Find out what's happening in the city. Below is a list of current news releases.

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Limited Parking at the Flower Memorial Library
Beginning immediately, the Public Parking at the rear of the Flower Memorial Library will be limited to handicapped accessible parking until approximately June 2017. [Additional info...]

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Help Wanted: IT Specialist
The City of Watertown is seeking a full-time Information Technology Specialist. This position is responsible for ensuring the functionality of information systems. Responsibilities may include providing end-user support for applications and systems by troubleshooting technical issues, researching questions, updating systems; reviewing operating policies; coordinating computer updates; updating websites or specialized department programs; and coordinating services with system providers. The work is performed under the general direction of the IT Manager with considerable leeway allowed in procedures, methods, and schedules for equipment maintenance and operation. The incumbent does related work as required. Min quals. are a Bachelor's or higher-level degree in computer science, computer information systems, telecommunications, or management information systems; OR a Bachelor's or higher-level degree in any field including or supplemented by 15 credit hours in computer science with at least 9 credit hours in programming languages and at least two years of documented experience in the following computer related areas: computer programming; business/systems analysis; application design; or program testing. The successful candidate must pass a Civil Service exam. Please visit the City’s website at for an application and complete job description. Submit letter of interest, application and resume by 6/27/2017 to Amie Davis, City Hall, 245 Washington St. Room 201B, Watertown, NY 13601. The City of Watertown is an Equal Opportunity Employer. [Additional info...]
New City Fees and Charges Schedule
Effective July 1, 2017 [Additional info...]
Mayor Butler Receives Token of Appreciation
Major General Walter E. Piatt of Fort Drum met with Mayor Joseph M. Butler, Jr., today to present him with a token of appreciation for the North Country Honors the Mountain Monument at Thompson Park. [Additional info...]
TRAFFIC ADVISORY 700 & 800 Block West Main Street
Thompson Park Playground
The new playground is now open. [Additional info...]
Important Information about Drinking Water
The City of Watertown exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 80 ug/L (micrograms per liter) for Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM’s) present in drinking water. [Additional info...]
Shuttle Bus For 2017 Farm & Craft Market
The City of Watertown, in conjunction with the Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce, announces that a shuttle bus will be available for all 20 weeks of the Farrm and Craft Market, beginning May 24 through October 4, 2017. [Additional info...]
Flower Memorial Library Construction
As of Friday, March 10, 2017, the second floor of the Flower Memorial Library will be closed for construction for the duration of the project (approximately until June 2017). [Additional info...]
Factory Street Reconstruction
For complete information on the Factory Street Reconstruction Project, please click here.