Flood study, airport terminal lease on the agenda for Watertown City Council

August 1, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown City Council holds the first of two regularly schedules meetings in August tonight.

They’ll consider an assessment for residents of a neighborhood along 10th Avenue North for a sidewalk and sanitary sewer project take place there.

They’ll also consider a professional services agreement for a construction manager at risk for Watertown’s new street department facility that’ll be built on Highway 20. The construction manager at risk makes sure the project stays at or under budget, which in this case, is $7.5 million, which includes land acquisition.

The council will consider a flood control feasability study with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with the city’s share of that study being $650,000, and they’ll consider a lease agreement with Lake Area Technical College to lease ramp space and nearly 7,500 square feet in the airport terminal building. The annual rent payment would be a little under $30,000.

Watertown’s airport operations will move into a new terminal building this month, with a grand opening scheduled for August 26th.