The Board of Selectmen for the Town of Buxton, Maine, are accepting bids for the purchase of the municipality’s interest in a tax-acquired property located on Upper Egypt Road, Map 4, Lot 65A.
All bids must be in writing and in a sealed envelope marked “Tax Sale Bid” on the outside. A minimum bid of $10,000.00 is required. A deposit in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, or money order, payable to the Town of Buxton in an amount equal to or greater than 10% of the bid price must accompany each bid.
Any bid which does not contain the proper deposit will be rejected. All bids must be received by Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 4:00 PM and will be opened at the Selectmen’s Meeting beginning at 7:00 PM. The Board of Selectmen reserve the right to refuse any and all bids. The successful bidder must make full payment by certified check to the Town of Buxton within 14 days of acceptance of bid. The property will be conveyed at closing to the successful bidder by municipal quitclaim deed, without representations or warranties of any kind. All deposits from unsuccessful bids will be returned. A full bid specification package may be obtained from the Buxton Municipal Office or by calling 207-929-5191.
The Town acquired the property in 2009 from Stephen and Patricia Hunt after the owners failed to pay the tax lean placed on the property in 2007. Estimated taxes on the property are $830 based on the current mil rate and an assessed value of $65,400.
According to Fred Farnham, the Code Enforcement Officer for Buxton, most of the 4.6 acre property is forested wetland however, the buildable area at the rear of the lot is sufficiently large to allow the issuance of a building permit.
A proposed driveway for the lot is recorded in the Town’s documents, however, it is over 700 feet long and crosses a stream, possibly requiring Maine Department of Environmental Protection review for construction of the driveway and piping of utilities.