The Watertown City Council met last night and one of the items on the agenda was a contingency transfer for the Watertown Fire Rescue and  the Heritage Museum. The combined total of the request was $30,500.  The Fire Department requested the transfer to purchase an oxygen refill station.  The current refill station has become inoperable and needs to be replaced according to Watertown Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Don Rowland…..

The other part of the contingency request came from the Heritage Museum, a building that is owned by the City of Watertown. Mayor Sarah Caron explained….

The City Council unanimously approved that request and another request from the Watertown Fire Rescue to move forward with their purchase of a new fire truck in 2020. That new fire truck will be purchased for $292,108 from Spartan, a fire truck manufacturing company based in Brandon, South Dakota.  The Fire Department had budgeted Capital Improvement Project Funds for $328, 000 for 2020 to purchase a new truck.  Don Rowland says the truck won’t be delivered until September or October of next year and when it gets here, it will replace two of their older existing trucks.

Jamie Folk, the President of the Mayor’s Committee of People with Disabilities presented several awards to community members last night. Greg Cook is a supervisor at Dakota Tube and he was selected as this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.  Kyle Gall was selected as the Outstanding Citizen with a Disability.

Char Lindberg received the Outstanding Transition Services Award for her work in providing transitional services to her students. Travis Uthe of Trav’s Outfitter was recognized as the Outstanding Employer of the Year and Brianna Dyke received the Outstanding Employee with a Disability Award.