FARMINGTON – The shell of a Maple Avenue home destroyed by fire in December will be the topic of a public hearing during Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. at the town office.

Whether the property at 185 Maple Ave., owned by brothers Jonathan and Benjamin Cummings, is considered dangerous or a nuisance within the meaning of 17 M.R.S.A. will be discussed, Code Enforcement Officer Steve Kaiser said.

Letters have been sent to the Cummings brothers to see what their intentions are, he said, but have had no response. Kaiser expects they will appear to discuss their plans with the board or the board will have to determine the next step, he added.

A petition requesting funding for the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project will also be presented to the board, Town Manager Richard Davis said. He has not seen the petition yet and does not have details about the request, he said Friday.

After the petition is presented, the names will have to be certified and a special town meeting held. There are a couple of other issues that need a town meeting vote, so the board will also decide on a date and time for it, he said.

During the March annual town meeting, voters opted to not fund the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project even though several, including police and an assistant district attorney, spoke in favor of the work done by the organization.


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