WATERTOWN — The Watertown Town Council, meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, received reports from the council chair and considered a resolution authorizing the re-appropriation of $12,200.22 for a third-party review for a Conservation Commission Inland Wetland Agency application.

Fifteen minutes before the meeting, the council hosted a special meeting at 7:15 p.m. to approve the transfer of $3,023,613 from the General Fund for the Sylvan Lake Road Reconstruction Project.

The funds for the project have been 100-percent provided by the state Department of Transportation Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program.

The money for the project has already been transferred to the town’s General Fund.

Director of Public Works Roy Cavanaugh went before the council to explain the scope of the project, saying that the money will be used to completely reconstruct the road and install three culverts to help with flooding.

Sylvan Lake Road has a history of flooding during heavy rains. The aim of the project is to remedy this and repair the damage that has been caused by years of flooding.

With little discussion, the council voted to approve the funds for the project.

After the special meeting, the council began their general meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Town Council Chair Thomas Winn gave his report. He said that the Kmart in town located at 595 Straits Tnpke. will be closing by the end of the year. Once the store closes there will be no Kmart stores in the state.

Town Manager Robert Scannell gave his report to the council. In it he said that the annual Fall Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 14 at Veterans’ Memorial Park.

Mr. Scannell also said that the paving project on Bunker Hill Road has been completed.

After receiving reports, the council considered a resolution that would authorize the re-appropriation of $12,200.22 from the General Fund for a third-party review for Conservation Commission Inland Wetland Agency application number 2019-7 on 192 Park Rd.

The applicant has paid the $12,200.22 to have their site reviewed by a third party.

With little discussion, the council approved the transfer of funds.

Those seeking additional information on the meeting may visit http://www.watertownct.org/content/10290/4029/13443/34414.aspx.

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