Watertown City Council hears update on plans for new City Hall (Audio)

Photo courtesy KWAT's Mike Tanner

July 19, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown City Council met last week in a work session to get an update on several construction projects, including the renovation of the Wells Fargo Bank building downtown.

The city bought the building late last year, with plans to turn it into a new City Hall.

City Engineer Marci Lewno gave the council an update on renovating that building….

No decisions have been made yet on what to do with the existing City Hall once the move is made into the new building. City Manager Amanda Mack address that issue…

The city bought the building for $1.3 million. The cost of renovating it, along with design and consultant fees and furnishings will push the total price tag to more than $4.357 million.

When the city bought the building, then mayor Sarah Caron said it was possible it could be occupied by the city as early as this summer. But Lewno told the council a completion date sometime in the fall of 2022 is more likely.