WATERTOWN — The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the sale of a tax sale certificate for an apartment building at 603 Boyd St. to an Oswego County real estate developer.

The developer, Meira Moet Shapiro, will pay about $6,000 for the tax sale certificate to acquire the three-family residence.

The city’s code enforcement office had some reservations about the transaction because it doesn’t have any parking and it’s been a troublesome property.

But Ms. Shapiro owns a neighboring apartment building at 137-139 William St. that she plans to use for parking for the Boyd Street building.

Last week, the developer stormed out of a council meeting after she became upset that council members were poised to oppose the transaction for Boyd Street.

Meanwhile, she remains interested in acquiring the vacant, deteriorating apartment building at Cooper and West Lynde streets.

Some city officials opposed her proposal, citing the condition of the building at 504 Cooper St. and the lack of parking on site.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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