LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen voted Tuesday to sell four properties the town foreclosed on for a total of $8,225. The town is owed more than $27,000, including outstanding taxes for the properties.

Selectman Kenny Jacques recused himself and sat in the audience when three bids were opened for a house, barn and land at 96 Depot St. Jacques bid $1,000, Paul Boucher bid $6,500 and Karen Grant bid $1,210.

It was unclear Tuesday night where Boucher and Grant live.

Board Chairman Bill Demaray said Code Enforcement Officer James Butler reviewed the property and reported it was an unsafe and dangerous building. The foundation is falling in, the heating system is gone and the back of the building is all burned, he said.

“It is a mess,” Jacques said. “It is a tear-down.”

Jacques said the board would see in his bid that if he was awarded the property the house would be demolished within 60 days and the property would be landscaped. There is one column holding up the back of the house and the foundation is buckling, he said.

The only thing that would stay is the barn, and it needs a roof, he said.

The town foreclosed on that property for $4,472.03.

Demaray motioned to accept Jacques’ bid of $1,000 so he could demolish the building and the town wouldn‘t have to do it, he said.

Resident Richard Korhonen asked whether the board was going to check with the highest bidder to see if he still wanted the property.

Town Manager Kristal Flagg said Boucher was formerly of Jay but moved away, and she didn’t believe he looked at the property prior to submitting a bid. It looks good from the outside, she said.

Selectmen voted 4-0 to award Jacques the property.

The board also awarded a house and land at 6 Franklin Ave. to Pythia LLC, which is connected to Dunkin’ Donuts on Main Street, for a bid of $5,025.

Selectmen offered the property to abutters. The business wants to pay in three monthly payments of $1,675, Flagg said. The business had also bought land on Franklin Avenue through a bid process several years ago to expand parking.

Tim Fournier, who owns property on the street, bid $3,800.

The town is owed $3,753.94 for the Franklin Avenue property.

The board also voted to award a lot at 1 Birch St. to abutter William Hodgkins for a bid of $2,000.

The town foreclosed on the property for $17,059.36 with most of it representing the town’s cost to have a condemned house torn down in 2010.

Selectmen also voted to award a house and land on Beaulieu Road to Karen Grant for a bid of $200. The house has no plumbing and needs a lot of work to make it livable, Demaray said.

The town is owed $2,400.69 in all for the property, which includes a small piece of land.

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