Under the registration program, the owner of a vacant building would pay a $50 fee upon registration no later than 30 days after it becomes vacant. If the building remains vacant for more than 90 days, the city code enforcement office would conduct inspections on the property and the owner would be assessed a $750 fee to pay for them. If the owner ignores the registration program, the owner would be assessed a $500 penalty and face possible prosecution in Watertown City Court.
Under the new law, major changes include: 1) Ending cash bail for most misdemeanor and nonviolent felony charges, and 2) a deadline for prosecutors to provide discovery to the defense of within 15 days of an arraignment (in most cases).
A recent Economic Policy Institute study found 94% of teachers spend their own money on school supplies, spending an average of $459 to outfit their classrooms.
According to the American Red Cross, December and January are the peak months for home fires, usually starting in the kitchen, with the peak hours between 6 and 7 p.m. on weekends.