Kayak launch embedded within Watertown street project rankles Danforth (Audio)

November 4, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown City Council this week approved a professional services agreement on a street project that rubbed one councilman the wrong way, because of a component within the project that doesn’t include street work.

The Third Avenue North project includes storm sewer, sidewalk, and curb and gutter work–but also a kayak launch.

It’s that last component of the project that didn’t sit well with Councilman Mike Danforth, who’s bothered by the process by which it landed before the city council….

The professional services agreement with Infrastructure Design Group was approved on a 6-1 vote, with Danforth voting no.