LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen voted Tuesday to accept an offer of $200 from Gerard Brochu of Livermore Falls for a piece of land at 2 Gagnon St., Town Manager Kristal Flagg said.

The property is next to the rectory at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Jay.

A vacant, multi-unit apartment building used to be on the Gagnon Street property. The property previously went to bid, but received no offers. The town hired a contractor to demolish the building in June 2013. The town foreclosed on the building and land several years ago for $4,071.59 in back taxes and sewer fees.

Flagg told the board in March that Brochu was interested in the property. She said she told Brochu there were IRS and Maine Revenue Services liens on it, and the town does not clean those up.

He could build on the small lot if he meets the setback requirements, she said.

Church representatives previously were interested in it for additional parking, but dropped their pursuit of it.


Board Chairman Bill Demaray said at the board’s March 18 meeting that he did not know what the property is worth. He suggested Flagg ask Brochu to make an offer.

In another foreclosure matter, Flagg said the tax collector was contacted by a person interested in a house and land at 22 Gagnon St. The town foreclosed on the property in February for $5,704.28. No one submitted a bid.

The tenant who was in the house has moved, she said.

The board agreed Tuesday to put the property back out to bid. The person interested in it will be notified when it happens, Flagg said.

[email protected]

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.