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

News Flash - Selected
Trail Enhancements in Thompson Park
The City of Watertown is continuing a trail enhancement project in partnership with NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Student Conservation Association (SCA)... [Additional info...]

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News Flash - Press Releases
Winter Tree Maintenance - Ash Tree Removal
Starting this week, City DPW Buildings and Grounds staff will begin the preventative removal of select City owned ash trees located in various neighborhoods, parks and playgrounds, in addition to other typical winter tree... [Additional info...]
Deck the Parkway
The City of Watertown invites the Public to kick off the Christmas season joyfully from the comfort and safety of their own vehicles as we Deck The Parkway! [Additional info...]
Important Information about City of Watertown Drinking Water
The City of Watertown exceeded the Maximum Contarninant Level (MCL) of 80 ug/L for Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM's) present in drinking water. During the four calendar quarters ending September 30,2020 the... [Additional info...]
RFP - Streetscape Design Improvement Project
The chosen firm will ideally have a strong urban design background with demonstrated previous experience in placemaking. Additionally, a licensed professional engineer, architect or landscape architect must certify final design and construction documents. [Additional info...]
Press Release from the City Clerk's Office
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS [Additional info...]
Winter Restriction Notice
The Watertown Police Department and Department of Public Works would like to remind Watertown residents of the two following weather related municipal codes:
§ 265-11.1 Snow or other...
§ 293-21c – All night seasonal parking... [Additional info...]
Report Suspected Vacant Homes
As part of the City’s Vacant Home Initiative, the City is taking a multi-prong approach to tackle distressed properties. The City was awarded a grant by New York State to help identify, track, and... [Additional info...]
Rental Registration
Rental Registration has begun. For more information, visit - or follow the link below. [Additional info...]