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Bangor Council shores up rules for takeovers of properties with long-standing back taxes

We couldn’t allow neglected properties to continue to devalue our communities. Our actions will allow responsible landowners to act accordingly. The buildings, once refurbished will enhance our neighborhoods. I’m fortunate to have been able to work with my fellow councilors to make these needed changes,” said Bangor City Councilor Joe Baldacci.

Part of the article By Nick McCrea, of the BDN:

Bangor City Councilors adopted a policy during Monday night’s meeting that streamlines the process of taking control of properties with lengthy, repetitive histories of neglected tax payments.

For decades, Bangor has been hesitant to go after property owners with back taxes, but the council’s approach has changed in recent years. Continue reading →