BREAKING: Watertown buying downtown building for $1.3 million that will become new City Hall (Audio)

November 16, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–For years, Watertown city officials have talked about the need for a new City Hall.

On Monday night, they announced they’ve found it in a deal that came squarely out of left field.

It was the culmination of closely guarded negotiations that have been in the works for a year according to Mayor Sarah Caron.

The City Council authoritized the mayor to sign a letter of intent to purchase the Wells Fargo Bank building at 20 North Maple Street for $1.3 million…..

Caron says it’s a deal that will save the city money…

It’s a deal that will move along quickly….

When it came time to vote on the purchase, Councilman Glen Vilhauer gave it an “enthusiastic aye”…….

Caron says the plan is to begin remodeling in March, and occupy the Wells Fargo Bank building as a new City Hall by June or July.

The building is 17,230 square feet in size.