Watertown Officials Reject Aviary Renovation Bids
A hefty price tag has put an end to plans to renovate a Thompson Park building.
Watertown's city council voted Monday night to reject bids to fix the zoo's aviary.
The bids had come in at roughly $1 million to renovated the 600-square-foot structure.
The council plans to meet with the zoo board later this month to come up with a new plan.
Mayor Jeff Graham said the structure might have to come down,
"If we can reach an agreement on a suitable open-air pavilion to be used for their educational program, yes, it would," Graham said.
"Just to retro-fit it into something else is just not panning out."
The meeting between city council and the zoo's board of directors is set for July 30.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Watertown, NY
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