Watertown preparing for changes in city government

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT) — Watertown voters earlier this year approved a change in the structure of city government.

They approved the hiring of a city manager to run the day-to-day operations of the city, along with reducing the number of city council members.

Those changes won’t take effect until 2021, but Mayor Sarah Caron says city officials are preparing for them now.

The number of council members will be reduced from ten to six, plus the mayor, which means there will be seven voting members on council matters.