2021 Town-Owned Land Sale

In 2020, the Town held a successful Town-Owned Land Sale.

The Town expects to hold a similar sale late in 2021. Any information regarding the planned sale, including which properties are under consideration and the date of the sale will be posted to this page. There is no subscriber list for updates.

August 12,2021 Update:

Letters were sent to abutters of eligible properties regarding interest in purchasing lots, with responses due August 27th.

August 3, 2021 Update:

At the July 26, 2021 Select Board Meeting, the Select Board agreed to approve the recommendations of the Town Lands Committe, Conservation Commission, and Department Heads by offering 12 properties to abutters and transferring six properties to other agencies. 

June 9, 2021 Update:

In May 2021, the Town Lands Committee presented the following review regarding Town-Owned Lands:

Map/Lot

Property

Address

2021

Assessed

Value

Prior Owner(s)Acreage

Lands Committee

Recommendation

Terms

Notes From

Lands Committee

Additional

Notes

102-0049

346 Berry River Road

$25,200

Raymond Roy & Darlene Sprague

0.38

Abutters

 

.7 mile from Second Crown Point Road 161’ river frontage. High knob of land above river; ideal site for seasonal camp or RV. Decent lot. 

Pending Eviction

 

103-0049

Long Shores Drive

$12,600

Doris May Stanley

0.33

Abutters/Long Pond Association

Abutters must merge, No building

No pond frontage. Forested, At least 30 percent of lot is wet. Hard to get onto site because of wetlands along road. Abutters and must merge. No auction because lot should not/can not be built on. Possibly work with Long Pond Association taking ownership with “no build” requirement if no luck with abutters.

 
104-100715 Long Shores Drive (FKA 339)$88,900George & Gail Petralia.31Abutters 

Long Pond frontage of 63’. Small, flat area off road. Travel trailer and shed on site. Supposedly has well and septic. Abutter in Lot 130 very interested.

Pending Eviction

104-0129

Long Shores Drive

$12,800

Barbara Power

0.44

Abutters

Must be merged

No pond frontage, forested, roadside of lot low and wet and back side rough and rocky. Poor topography; questionable concerns (ability to install septic system). Abutter in Lot 130 very interested. 

 

106-0037

Washington Street

$42,600

Lillian Barone

1

Abutters/Auction

 

Property has frontage on Route 202 as well as Daniel Cater Road. Setbacks may present problems with such a long, narrow layout

 
109-001746 Small Road$390,800Roger Gray, Sr.5.24AuctionClean-up required by October, 2022

Almost 1K feet along Route 202; about ¼ of land is wet. Terrible covering of invasive plants. House is unmaintained shape. Garage with living quarters upstairs. Approximately 1 acre completely covered with junk.

Pending Eviction/Former Owner recently requested an Amount Owed Statement and expressed his intentions to repurchase

 

Update 6/28/21 - REPURCHASED

111-0010

Flower Drive

$42,400

Elizabeth Drake

0.23

Abutter/Nippo Lake

Abutters/NO Auction/Must merge

Both of these lots are predominantly wetland and no structure could be built in or on either of them. There was a controllable dam like structure/rock wall along the NW boundary of Lot 11 and years ago winter ice was removed from these dammed ponds. Historical value. The assessments of $42,400 and $40,900 seem ridiculous. Abutters/ NO AUCTION /Must be merged. Nippo Association at low cost ?? Note: Property card states there may be deed issues with these two lots

 

111-0011

Flower Drive

$40,900

Elizabeth Drake

0.22

Abutter/Nippo Lake

Abutters/NO Auction/Must merge

See above lot.

 

112-0049

Nippo Court

$33,700

Unknown

0.15

Abutters

Must merge

Small vacant lot on South side of Nippo Court RW on East side of Nippo Pond. Discussions are ongoing with abutters who were involved with Town last year concerning this property. One of the abutters will purchase and merge this property with his/hers in 2021

 

113-0023

Young Road

$127,900

John Balerviez

0.47

Fish & Game

No cost to town for transfer

Lot 23 borders Young Road and The Swain Lake Boat Ramp. Lot 34 borders the North side of Young Road opposite the boat launch. NH Fish and Game is interested in taking ownership of these lots. Town will give to F&G provided Town has no expenses incurred. Discussions with them are ongoing.

 

113-0034

Young Road

$27,900

Unknown

0.14

Fish & Game

No cost to town for transfer

See above lot.

 

126-0029

Franklin Pierce Hwy

$160,200

Saint Judes Guild

.27

DOT/Association

 

This site serves as a stormwater runoff slowdown/retention area at the NE corner of North River Lake. It was worked by NHDOT and Town Hwy Dept years ago. Only other owners of this property could be the DOT or North River Lake Association. Talk with either or both ?? Assessed value is ludicrous

 

223-0022

Calef Highway

$65,000

Lawrence Wood

0.8

NO SALE

 

Odd shape and no value in lot itself other than it would provide access to Lot 29, which Town also owns. Issues regarding boundaries and Route 125 curb cuts for Lot 29 need to be resolved. Eventually, Lot 22 should be merged with Lot 29 no matter the owner. Maintain ownership until issues with Lot 29 are resolved.

 

227-0030

Parker Mountain Road

$158,200

Mary Cartland Emhardt

48

Abutters/Auction

 

800 feet long x 44 feet wide access strip from Route 126 (Parker Mt. Rd) crosses the Isinglass River and is in wetlands over half the length. Lot is essentially land locked

 

236-0009

Orchard Hill Road

$14,100

Unknown

0.42

Abutter

Must merge?

Small area along junction of Atwood (Orchard Hill) Road and Old Green Hill Road of no value other than to an abutter. Abutters/(Abutter of Lot 8 interested)

 

236-0021

Orchard Hill Road

$67,400

Unknown

3.5

Abutter

Must merge?

Long/thin site along Orchard Hill Road (aka Green Hill Road) adjacent to Lot 22 (30.7 Acres) which has tall latticed antenna. Abutter/(shape of property questions assessment

 

243-0002

Franklin Pierce Hwy

$54,200

Diana Dodge

0.24

NO SALE

 

Vacant lot at junction of Route 202 and Marsh Road. This lot is too small to build a house on, but could be of value to the Town in the future. The committee recommends the Town maintains ownership of this property.

 

244-0026.1

Old Settlers Road

$70,200

Stephen Leighton

4.2

NO SALE

 

Forested site with few rocks or boulders and high and level topography. Pond just above south boundary. Assessment of $70,200 very realistic and possibly low. Hold off until next year; two adjacent properties possibly undergoing sales.

Plans to use this site as staging area for the Old Settlers Bridge replacement (est. 2027)

247-0011

Marsh Road

$55,900

Unknown

19

Transfer to SELT

No cost to town for transfer

These 3 Town-owned properties are all surrounded by SELT property. The committee believes we should provide SELT with the properties under condition that no expenses involved with the transition of ownership are placed on the Town

 

247-0020

Marsh Road

$17,500

Unknown

2.1

Transfer to SELT

No cost to town for transfer

See above lot.

 

248-0003

Young Road (Between Swain Rd and Marsh Rd)

$49,500

Lloyd, Charles, and Walter Henderson

22

Abutter or Retain

 

Three Options: 1. Sell to Lee family (owners of abutting Map 116, Lot 21) for $49,500. 2. Retain the lot and purchase Estes Lot, Map 248, Lot 1, 21 acres for $50,000 and purchase Goodstein Lot, Map 248, Lot 2, 7.4 acres for a negotiated price to enlarge the Town Forest to 100 acres. 3. Take money from Lee family sale and purchase Estes Lot for $50K and increase the size of Town Forest to 71 acres. Committee undecided as to preference.

 

7/22/21 Update: Conservation Commission has reviewed options and supports option 3.

 

258-0011

Marsh Road

$357

Unknown

5

Transfer to SELT

No cost to town for transfer

See lot 247-0011

 

263-0011

Calef Highway

$21,400

Sunset Land Development

0.56

NO SALE

 

Property is at junction of Rte 125 and New Town Road. This property should remain in Town ownership as DOT is anticipating the need to have New Town Road intercept Route 125 in a T fashion south of the Hodgon Cemetery. Until NHDOT plans are prepared Town property should remain as such.

 

270-0044

Caldwell Lane

$0

Sean & Susan Boyle

0.8

NO SALE

 

Property given to Town “Open Space” in the Caldwell Lane Ten’s Lot Subdivision. No taxes from it. Town stuck with ownership.