January 21, 2020

Closing on old bank building is delayed

DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Dover-Foxcroft Board of Selectmen on Monday reluctantly accepted a delay in the closing of the old bank building.

Selectmen were told that York Street Associates, whose $20,000 bid was accepted last month for purchase of the old bank building, needed more time. York Street Associates comprises Jim Trimble of Sebec and Werner Schnetzer of Greenville.

The closing was scheduled for last Monday, but was postponed until Thursday, Jan. 28.

Selectmen were not pleased with the request, saying that the firm advised them they had the money available for the purchase at the time of the bidding.

In extending the deadline, the board agreed that if York Street Associates failed to meet the Jan. 28 deadline, the building again would be placed up for sale.

In subsequent business, the selectmen adopted a fee schedule for Bowerbank and Atkinson’s use of the town’s solid waste and recycling facility.

Total operating cost of the facility, excluding tipping fees to Penobscot Energy Recovery Co., is $157,570. In proportioning out the costs based on tonnage and population for contracts with the two communities, the selectmen agreed to charge Atkinson 6.1 percent of the total costs, or $9,611, and Bowerbank 0.75 percent or $1,449. Dover-Foxcroft’s share of the total costs will be $146,776. A different pay schedule also may be in effect. Pratt said the two communities should be required to pay every six months rather than once a year for the service. It will be up to the selectmen in the two communities to approve the contracts with Dover-Foxcroft.

A contract was signed with Malcolm McGraw of Wyndsaung Farm for transportation of the town’s rolloff containers to the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. McGraw offered to extend his contract with the town to 1997, with no increase in cost during that time.

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