September 1, 2021
WATERTOWN, S.D.–A former Watertown city councilman is taking the city he once represented to court.
City Attorney Matt Roby tells KWAT News that a letter from Watertown’s code enforcement officer was sent to Josh Weyh on July 8th, alerting him that he was in violation of city code by flying three “feather flag-type signs” outside his pizza restaurant on West Kemp Avenue.
Roby says Weyh refused to remove the signs, so a Watertown police officer visited him on July 27th, giving him one final chance to comply. When he refused, Weyh was issued a citation that Roby says carries a maximum penalty of a $200 fine.
Weyh has chosen to challenge the violation, and entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Prohibited Signs during a court appearance Tuesday.
The judge set a jury trial for 2:30 p.m. on October 19th.
KWAT News reached out to Weyh, but he declined comment.
Weyh won a seat on the city council in 2017 by defeating Randy Tupper in a runoff election.
Those two ran against each other in June of this year, with Tupper coming out the winner.