FARMINGTON — The town plans to sell 10 tax-acquired properties dating back 13 years.

Selectmen made the decision Tuesday, agreeing they didn’t take lightly taking someone’s property.

Including taxes, liens, interest and other costs, the town is owed more than $60,000 on the parcels.

Financial Director Dianna Young plans to continue to work with owners of 26 properties that are in arrears for between one and five years.

She will also send out 90-day notices to owners of 15 properties that are in arrears two to three years.

In some cases, property owners paid their debt after selectmen voted to send out delinquent tax notices in October 2015. Others have been making regular payments.


Amounts in some cases have been reduced significantly, Young told selectmen.

An owner of three properties planned to pay $20,000 owed for two properties, and the town could issue quitclaims on those, she said. The owner does not have enough money to pay off the third property, but she will work with them to resolve the situation, she said. Overall, $28,367 was owed as of Tuesday on the three properties.

Properties to be sold are on Clover Mill, Whittier, Holley, Industry, Ramsdell and New Vineyard roads, and High Street.

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