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Postby Grover » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:48 am


"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby island » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:54 pm


(Looks like the previous post got put in the wrong stall)

Needlessly this Wood Island matter has dragged on all to long unresolved. The deed granting this property to Kittery in 1973 contains a reversion clause (covenant 5) that clearly states if Kittery fails to meet the requirements of the other covenants ( covenant 1 being continued maintenance and use for public park or public recreation purposes) this property will revert back to the government. Kittery has failed to comply with covenant 1 and the government for nearly 40 years has failed to enforce covenant 5.

This type of land transfer deed parallels a lease agreement where the leasee agrees to pay the leasor an amount each year or otherwise forfeit use of the property. In this Wood Island agreement instead of annual payment Kittery must maintain and make available the property for public recreation. The property as described by the deed includes both land and historic structure.

The deed requirements for this property do not differ from those of more recent transfers of historic properties. However, it is now required that the applicant have an approved short term and long term plan including financing to be considered before awarding such property. Kittery had no such viable plan then and has none now.

Rather than applying covenant 5 reversion they are now addressing covenant 3 that permits Kittery to lease the property to an entity who agrees to the original deed covenants. Kittery will then be in the position to enforce the covenants that Kittery failed to meet and will most likely add additional requirements to be met by this leasee.

This matter drags on and on for the dilly-dallying of an incompetent federal government and an all too typical incompetent town government while out in the harbor the historic structure on this property continues to rapidly deteriorate.

In my opinion the government should take back this property and then proceed to discuss future ownership with those groups who are presently expressing interest in such.
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Postby Grover » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:44 am


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No Dollars from Kittery ... From Seacoast Online

http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs ... -1/NEWSMAP
"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby BMR » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:18 am


This made headlines when I was away ...

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/ ... -303260382

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