Council Decides Against New Thompson Park Signs

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Don't expect to see changes to signs at Thompson Park in Watertown anytime soon.  

A representative from the Department of Public Works asked the city council Tuesday night to consider putting up two 30- by 60-inch signs at each of the park's entrances.
 
The signs would have specified that park roads are closed after 9 p.m.
 
The requests came in response to a judges ruling in September. The judge said the park's signs were unclear and threw out a driving while intoxicated charge against a Carthage man.
 
Council members said they did not believe the signs -- which cost $700 apiece -- were necessary.
 
"Our message is, we don't want people there doing inappropriate things after hours," said council member Joe Butler.
 
"Whether the sign is a certain size or not, that's the message," he said.
 
The decision to not put the signs up means city roads at Thompson Park will remain open even while park facilities like the playground are closed. 
Friday, September 19, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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