Selectmen to get update on mobile home park

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LIVERMORE FALLS – Selectmen will get an update Monday on a mobile home park that owes the town more than $68,000 in sewer fees and taxes.

The park, Eastern Pine Estates, is on Souther Road and was formerly known as Rambling Rose Mobile Home Park.

The town is scheduled to foreclose on the property Jan. 11 for unpaid back taxes, Town Manager Kristal Flagg said.

The town is owed more than $50,000 in sewer fees and $18,653 in taxes on just the land in the park, Flagg and Tax Collector Dawn Young said. That does not include trailers on the property that are owned by the park, they said.

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Of the taxes owed, $6,600 is for the current tax year.

The property is owned by Brandy Pond Development II, LLC., in South Portland. The Bank of Maine received a foreclosure judgment on Nov. 2, 2012, to foreclose on it, Matt Dyer, a lawyer from Pine Tree Legal, said Thursday.

The bank cannot sell the property for 90 days following the issuance of the judgment, Dyer said. It cannot be sold with liens on it, he added.

The property is still in the period of redemption, according to an email sent to Dyer on Dec. 11 by Richard L. Currier, a lawyer representing the bank. Currier responded to a letter Dyer sent to him on Dec. 6.

“The bank has no right to take possession, perform maintenance or otherwise maintain the premises,” Currier wrote in the email.

He also stated that he believed the bank would hold an auction on the property once the redemption period expires Feb. 1. He wrote that it would most likely be an absolute auction and suggested that Dyer’s clients form an association and bid at the sale.

Dyer has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Eastern Pine Estates Resident Association against Brandy Pond Development and the Bank of Maine in Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn, he said. The suit states that the two entities have failed to promptly and effectively repair material health and safety violations at the park.

The park has several deficiencies, including a faulty sewage system, Dyer said.

The park’s system pumps raw sewage to the town’s sewer line.

James Butler Jr., code enforcement officer for Livermore Falls, has issued several citations to the owners over violations, Butler previously said.

The bank cannot sell the property until February, and they would not be able to sell the property with sewer liens on it, Dyer said.

The Board of Selectmen’s meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Livermore Falls Town Office.

Attempts to find a telephone number for Brandy Pond Development were unsuccessful Thursday.

Currier was not immediately available for comment.

dperry@sunjournal.com

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