Owls Head seeks to sell restored property

By Stephen Betts | Feb 06, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts The town of Owls Head is looking for ways to sell the Dublin Road property that has been cleaned-up from asbestos and other environmental issues.

Owls Head — Selectmen are looking for the best way to sell about 12 acres on Dublin Road that the town has spent nearly $90,000 to clean-up.

The town acquired 371 Dublin Road several years ago from the estate of Andrew York, who died in 2014. The town acquired it when taxes were not paid on the property.

The town hired contractors last year to tear down a house and two other buildings on the land. Additional costs were incurred when oil barrels and asbestos were found on the property.

The total cost of the clean-up was $86,881.

Board of Selectmen Chair Thomas Von Malder said the market analysis on the property is about $45,000.

"We're trying to think of the best possible use of the property," Von Malder said.

He said the planning board chairman thought that maybe the property could be divided into two lots.

Selectman Linda Post said the town wants to recoup some of its costs and then get the property back on the tax rolls.

The town has not decided whether to seek bids or hire a broker to sell the land.

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