Watertown City Council holds public hearing tonight on emergency ordinance on business closures

Photo courtesy KWAT's Mike Tanner

April 6, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown City Council meets tonight to hear public comments on an emergency ordinance passed last month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ordinance forced some non-essential businesses in Watertown to close, in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Mayor Sarah Caron says the ordinance was passed with careful consideration, and now it’s up to the community to follow that and other guidelines to stay safe and healthy……

The city is encouraging people who’d like to comment on the emergency ordinance to phone in their comments at (605) 305-4355, and then enter the conference code 559884831#. 

Also tonight, the council will consider forming a new Commercial Lake Zoning District that would guide new development around Lake Kampeska, and approving Watertown’s 2020 comprehensive land use plan.

The meeting begins at 5:30.