In 2005 I was the listing agent for the real estate located at 115 North Auburn Road.

I had listed the property with Thomas Gould, who had received the property from the two sisters whom he had helped through the years. The property consisted of the farmhouse with acres on one side of North Auburn Road and a barn with acres on the other side of the road.

There were several showings on the property. Area realtors were aware that the Auburn Water District wanted to purchase properties to protect Lake Auburn (the Lewiston/Auburn drinking water). So it was only natural that Auburn Water Superintendent Norm Lamie viewed the property and was interested.

The water district board was discussing an offer, but before it made a decision a realtor submitted an offer from Dan Bilodeau. The seller and the buyer came to an agreement.

My records show that the barn with its acres sold for $160,000 on Nov. 30, 2005. It was at that time that Mr. Gould decided to withdraw the farmhouse with acres as he planned to have a relative acquire the property.

My reason for sharing this information is to state that, as the listing realtor, I never had an offer written or verbally from the Auburn Water District. I never was aware of a “land grab scheme” until present-day activities in Auburn.

Mary Ann Norcross, Auburn

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