WOODSTOCK — Town Manager Vern Maxfield told the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday evening that the Maine Department of Transportation has no problem waiting for voters to decide in March whether to buy the former state garage for $65,000.

Early this year, Lorrinda Connelly and Norm Haggan of the MDOT offered the 40- by 80-foot building at 366 Route 232 to the town for $125,000. The building hasn’t been used since the state built another one on Main Street in Dixfield 10 years ago.

The MDOT later put the garage on the market for $150,000 and the board made a counteroffer of $90,000. MDOT responded with an offer of $120,000 and later lowered it to $65,000 with the condition that it be used solely for transportation.

Maxfield said that he spoke with the Realtor recently to see if the MDOT would be OK with waiting until March for a town vote.

“He told me that the state was fine with waiting,” Maxfield said.

Chairman Ron Deegan said he looked around the garage and thought it was a “nice little building.”

“The water was on, the well seems to be working OK, and the hot water tank is fine,” Deegan said. “There’s nothing of concern that I can see.”

During a previous meeting, selectmen said they would likely use the garage to house two PACE ambulance employees to provide 24-hour coverage to Woodstock, or use it to store the town’s extra vehicles.

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