Selectmen Have No Answer for Questions About Property Auction

The selectmen are conducting an auction on October 15, 2016, to sell town-owned properties. The auction is being conducted by Rick Sager, their attorney. Sager will be receiving a commission on the sales. It’s possible that, as the selectmen’s attorney, Sager might advise the selectmen, either in the past or the future, on which properties to seize for non-payment of property taxes.

The selectmen are refusing to come clean about when and how they determined the final list of properties to be sold at the auction. The meeting minutes do not show any recorded vote, according to town resident Sue Weeks, who raised concerns at last week’s selectmen’s meeting that two of the properties are on roads that aren’t currently maintained. Her concern is that if the properties are sold and developed, the town will be required to maintain the roads, and in the long run the cost will far outweigh any benefit that the town will get from either the sale at auction or the property taxes.

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

One thought on “Selectmen Have No Answer for Questions About Property Auction”

  1. I think it is the height of arrogance for Weeks to suggest that these properties not be sold. The properties she questions were in private hands those people could have developed them. Can you and others not see the danger in allowing some wise sage to step in and determined that the town should control the property until it decides what is best. I don’t have the time to make a detailed case in how wrong Weeks is. You sound like something of a libertarian property rights are a fundamental part of liberty!

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