After a discussion on the future of the Mercy Building, city attorney Robert Slye added a new twist with his assertion that the company that had been holding a tax sale certificate on the property does not any longer have a claim on the property due to failure to pay taxes and letting a successor tax sale be held. So I guess the City is in line to control the property in 2013..
But the big yank of the night was over an upcoming Godsmack concert proposed for the Fairgrounds Ball Field.
Watertown Wizards owner Paul Simmons and the County Fair Board are asking for approval for the event, but the City Manager says her staff has several potential concerns yet to be worked out.
Council also heard a tearful plea to allow front yard parking at a Winslow Street home, and heard another request to allow margin parking, this one on Meade Street.
Council voted four to one to restore the lady's property to its original state with paving between the sidewalk and road.
We really need to repeal or amend the margin parking rule, but so far there is no consensus to do so.
All in all, it was not one of my better meetings, as so many people were complaining about so many things. Oh well, we will get 'em next time.