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Council deals with year-end business

December 29, 2018

The Watertown Common Council approved a 1% pay increase for city employees not contracted by a union for 2019 during the special year-end meeting Thursday.

A number of other resolutions were approved by the common council.

An agreement with Max-Recovery was approved for 2019 tub grinding at a cost not to exceed $25,000.

One resolution was an emergency purchase of a LifePak 12 EKG monitor for $4,295.

“The other monitor it is replacing failed and it was going to cost $2,500 just to have the company look at it,” Mayor John David said. “It probably would’ve cost another couple thousand dollars to repair it and we got one like new for about the same price.”

Another resolution was the carryover amounts from the 2018 budget to 2019.

David said one significant thing the common council did carry over was $180,000 to participate with the Watertown Public Library in purchasing some nearby property. Another carryover was the purchase of squad cars because the delivery is not expected until 2019, according to David. The amount requested was $81,038.

Members of the common council also approved a resolution to amend the 2018 budget.

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