Council votes to aquire part of Palmer St

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The Watertown City Council has voted to move ahead with another eminent domain proceeding, this one having to do with an extension of Palmer St.

The council was divided on the issue which passed on a 3-2 vote.

The measure will allow the city to take the next step and try to acquire a segment of the street that is privately owned in order to make repairs.

There have been complaints that the street is in great disrepair and is dangerous for residents at the nearby Palmer Apartments.

Voting against the measure were Council members Butler and Macaluso. who argued that the measure is too costly.

The city will now have three years to move ahead with the proceedings should it ultimately decide to do so.

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