LIVERMORE — Selectpersons on Tuesday night were given updates on a tax-acquired property, the upcoming Landowner Appreciation Day, and additional work needed at the Town Office/Fire Station complex.

By consensus the board agreed everything had been done properly regarding the tax-acquired Norton Road property.

In July, two bids for the property, previously owned by Mary Crocker, were opened and Dennis Mancine’s high bid of $11,500 was accepted and the process for a quitclaim deed begun.  

At the Aug. 6 board meeting, Administrative Assistant Amy Byron said there was a potential discrepancy between the tax maps and an abutting landowner’s description of his property lines. The board felt it had done due diligence and the sale should stand, as it was an “as-is, where-is” sale. Selectpersons Tom Gould and Benjamin Guild were absent.

At the Aug. 20 meeting, Gould asked for time to do further research. 

“Looking at everything we have access to, there’s no reason to believe there is anything unusual about that deed. Everything we did was right and it was as advertised. The next step is up to Mancine,” Gould said Tuesday.


Byron will check with Maine Municipal Association to see if the $6,200 bid from Anthony and Teresa DeMillo can be accepted or if the process has to start over again. She said the DeMillos knew about the discrepancy and were still interested in the property. 

Regarding Landowner Appreciation Day on Sunday, Sept. 9, Byron said she spoke with Rick Parker of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The annual statewide cleanup is hosted by MDIFW and the Maine Forest Service to recognize the private landowners who make their land available for recreational purposes. Prizes will be awarded to the group or organization collecting the most trash.

Byron said a dumpster will be placed at the Town Office this week. More information is available on the town Facebook page,

“Teams participating should be here Sunday at 8 a.m.,” Byron said.

Selectpersons agreed that more research was needed regarding additional work to at the Town Office/Fire Station. A new 83-foot pad has been poured, but part of the original asphalt may need to be replaced to smooth out some of the dips in the driveway. The best placement for rain gutters and downspouts must also be determined to prevent rain or ice build up.

Tuesday night Livermore Selectpersons noted more work would be needed at the Town Office/Fire Station Complex at 10 Crash Road. A new cement pad has been poured but some asphalt in the driveway will need to be replaced to smooth out bumps. Best placement for rain gutters and downspouts, one of which is seen at the far end of the building, must also be determined to prevent eroding of the new pad. (Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser)

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