Hearing Scheduled in Steinman Vs Tuftonboro

There will be a hearing on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 10:30AM at Carroll County Superior Court for the lawsuit that Dr. Theodore and Carol Steinman have brought against the town of Tuftonboro.

In 2016, Carolyn Sundquist, who was the chairman of the selectmen at the time, told the Steinmans that they could place boulders on their property along the edge of Brown Road. The goal of placing the rocks was to stop people from accessing Lower Beech Pond with boat trailers. Carolyn acted without the approval of the rest of the board of selectmen, but the Steinmans followed her directions anyway and placed boulders in the town’s right of way. The selectmen — included Carolyn — then told the Steinmans to move the boulders. When the Steinmans refused to move them, the selectmen — Carolyn having since left office — instructed the Road Agent to push the boulders farther onto the Steinmans’s property, out of the town’s right of way.

The Steinmans dispute the location of the right of way and allege that the town trespassed on their property.

Richard Sager, of Sager & Smith in Ossipee, is representing the selectmen. A review of his available invoices show he has billed the town at least $3,568.75 for the Steinman lawsuit.

Published in Board of Selectmen
Max Ledoux

Author: Max Ledoux

I’ve lived in Tuftonboro since 2014. I grew up in Lisbon Falls, Maine (the Moxie capital of the world). I run tuftonboro.net.

4 thoughts on “Hearing Scheduled in Steinman Vs Tuftonboro”

  1. Hi, thanks for following up. I didn’t have time to post what happened. The hearing, which was a preliminary hearing, was cancelled because the parties reached an agreement on the issues in dispute for the preliminary hearing. However, there will still be a full hearing at a later date. It has not been scheduled yet, though.

  2. Thank you. I’d be curious to learn the details of what they agreed upon. Maybe it will be discussed at the next selectman’s Meeting?

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