Multiple options on the table for new Watertown City Hall location  (Audio)

April 18, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A big decision the Watertown City Council will make in the weeks and months ahead is where to build a new City Hall.

Right now, the answer to that question is as clear as mud.

Three options seem to be in play. One is on city-owned land on Highway 20 across from Cattleman’s Casino.

A second option is the city-owned Wells Fargo Bank building downtown (pictured), which has been vacant for more than a year.

A third option is at a, “to be determined” site downtown.

Here’s Watertown Mayor Ried Holien…..

The mayor tells KWAT News what’s next in the decision-making process….

The mayor has a few sites in mind, but isn’t willing to publicly disclose them yet…

Last week, the city council held a work session and heard over an hour’s worth of public testimony from people who said the new location should be somewhere downtown.