Turner Bids and Contracts
For Sale By Bid - Tax-Acquired Property
The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Turner, Maine, is accepting bids for the purchase of the municipality’s interest in two tax-acquired properties. Each bid must be in writing and in a sealed envelope marked “Tax Sale Bid” along with the parcel number (below) on the outside. Bids must be received by the Town of Turner no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, at which time they will be opened and read aloud. The bids will be awarded during the Board of Selectmen meeting at 6:30 p.m. that day. Late or incomplete bids will not be considered, and the Board of Selectmen reserves the right to reject any or all bids as it deems in the best interest of the town. Each bid must include the bidder’s name, mailing address and phone number, the parcel number for that bid, and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a bank check or U.S. Postal Service Money Order in an amount equal to or greater than 10 percent of the bid price. The successful bidder’s deposit will be credited to the total purchase price for that parcel. Deposits will be returned to the unsuccessful bidders. Any bid which does not contain the proper deposit will be rejected. The successful bidder will have until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2020, to complete the purchase. The properties will be conveyed by quitclaim deeds without covenants. In the event that a successful bidder fails, for any reason, to complete the purchase in the time stated, the bid acceptance is void and the bidder’s deposit shall be forfeited to the Town. The Board of Selectmen may thereafter negotiate a sale of the property with any or all unsuccessful bidders.
Parcel 1: Town of Turner Tax Map 47, Lot 16, also known as 200 Buckfield Road. Minimum bid amount is $2,995.76. The purchaser of this parcel will be required to remove all rubbish from the property within 60 days of sale completion. Click here for assessing information, and here for a copy of Tax Map 47. A copy of the septic design for the property is available here.
Parcel 2: Town of Turner Tax Map 49, Lot 3, also known as 684 Lower Street. Minimum bid amount is $3,287.36. Click here for assessing information, and here for a copy of Tax Map 49. The town has no record of septic design for this parcel.