Lincolnville to sell town-owned property
Lincolnville — On Dec. 10 Lincolnville selectmen authorized the sale of a town-owned parcel on South Cobbtown Road.
Lincolnville Town Administrator David Kinney said the property was acquired by the town in February 2012 after the previous owner, Ducktrap Resources Inc., failed to pay property taxes on the 2.3 acre parcel. During a special town meeting Feb. 13, Lincolnville voters authorized the board of selectmen to sell the property by a means deemed advisable, according to Kinney.
The town recently obtained a judgment from the registry of deeds against Ducktrap Resources Inc., according to a Dec. 7 newsletter to selectmen from Kinney. The judgment "has the effect of a deed of quitclaim of the property from all the defendants named to the town," according to the newsletter, allowing selectmen the freedom to dispose of the property.
The newsletter provided a list of potential actions including multiple options for the sale of the property — Kinney said he does not "foresee a municipal need for the property" — and recommended a vote to sell it.
Kinney said selectmen voted to sell the parcel through direct advertising. According to town records, the parcel has an assessed value $25,000 and Kinney said that will be the advertised asking price.
Kinney described the property as a "partially cleared home site" and said there is a rough access road leading to the cleared area.
Several interested parties have contacted Kinney since the town acquired the property, he said. He added he plans to contact those people to notify them of the town's intent to sell the parcel and the set asking price.
The property is lot 25 on tax map 29.
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