According to Newzjunky.com, city officials in Watertown, New York — located approximately 70 miles north of Syracuse and 30 miles south of Canada — have not yet made a decision regarding the proposed GODSMACKconcert on the city-owned Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds following a Monday morning city staff to discuss the event.
“There was no decision made today, City Manager Mary M. Corriveau told Newzjunky.com following her meeting with “department heads” from city police, Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments to discuss “safety issues.”
Promoter Sebby Abbate of AMP Entertainment told WatertownDailyTimes.com he plans to hire 40 security workers at the GODSMACK show, which is expected to have an attendance of around 6,000.
Since GODSMACK is scheduled to perform on the fairgrounds baseball field, it will be more difficult to control security, city officials said.
The City Council began to discuss changes in alcohol franchise agreements after a DPW vehicle was allegedly stolen and driven from the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds June 24, following the DPAO/Toyota Summer Concert Series’ TRAGICALLY HIP concert, by an intoxicated concertgoer. The vehicle and its driver were apprehended by police in the town of Pamelia.
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