Residents along Watertown’s 10th Avenue North assessed for sidewalk, sanitary sewer work  (Audio)

August 1, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Some Watertown residents who saw sidewalk improvements or sanitary sewer work as part of the 10th Avenue North reconstruction project last year will be billed by the city for the work.

The city council approved the assessments at their meeting Monday night.

The sanitary sewer improvements were the most expensive. Sixteen homeowners will be hit with that bill.

City Engineer Heath Von Eye explains why…

The total assessments being levied to that neighborhood are a combined $46,000. Von Eye says there’s a wide range on a per household basis…

Each homeowner will have the assessment added onto their property tax bill. It’s payable over a 10 year period at 10 percent interest.

One homeowner, Juanita Lentz, told the council she lives on her social security check, and is not sure how she’ll make the payments.