New Owners for Peace Pipe Shores Beach Lots on Lake Cobbossee
August 03, 2010 -
LITCHFIELD -- Selectmen last week awarded ownership of two beach lots in the Peace Pipe Shores subdivision to a group of 11 people headed by Michael Kane and William Penfold.
With an offer of $67,000, they were the higher of two groups bidding on the two Lake Cobbossee beach lots.
Ten of the successful bidders are owners of lots that abut the larger beach lot. They agreed that future conveyances would include both lots, and be restricted to people or entities owning land in Peace Pipe Shores, officials said.
They also agreed to honor all easements that give deeded access to the property.
Town Manager Michael Byron said the town attorney prepared a quit-claim deed in favor of the successful bidders.
The successful bidders -- who submitted a deposit of 20 percent of the bid price -- have until Aug. 30 to pay the remainder, Byron said.
More than 80 lots are in the Peace Pipe Shores subdivision; perhaps one-quarter of the homes are occupied year-round.
Paul Ruopp, a surveyor hired by the town to research the property ownership, determined that tax liens went to foreclosure on one or both lots in 1978-79 and 1983-84.
A later deed -- apparently not recorded at the Registry of Deeds until 2008 -- indicated ownership of the lots was transferred from Parker Lakeshores Inc., to Peacepipe Shores Road Owners Association, on Aug. 31, 1984.
In other business recently, Barry Estabrook, of Estabrook Trash Removal of Litchfield, submitted a successful bid to haul trash from the Town Office and garage.
Estabrook agreed to place a two-yard Dumpster between the Town Office and the garage and pick it up twice a month for $40.
He also agreed to place large Dumpsters at Woodbury Pond Park and at the town fire station, which he will empty for free, according to Byron.
by staff writer, Kennebec Journal, August 3, 2010
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