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Week of May 1, 2016

TOWN of UNITY, MAINE NOTICE of TAX ACQUIRED PROPERTY & TOWN OWNED SALE
The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Unity, Maine is accepting bids for the purchase of the municipality’s interest in two (2) tax-acquired properties and one (1) Town owned property. Each bid must be in writing and in a sealed envelope marked “Tax Sale Bid” on the outside of the envelope. Each bid shall be for one property only. Any person wishing to bid on several properties must submit a separate bid for each one. Each bid must also include the bidder’s name, mailing address and phone number and must be accompanied by a Bank Treasurer’s Check made payable to” Town of Unity” in the amount of at least 10% of the bid price. Each successful bidder’s deposit will be credited to the total purchase price for that parcel. Deposit checks will be returned to the unsuccessful bidders. Any bid that does not contain the proper deposit will be rejected. Submit bids to:

Board of Selectmen
Town of Unity
P.O. Box 416
Unity, ME 04988

The Board of Selectmen must receive all bids no later than 2:30 PM on Wednesday May 11, 2016 at the Unity Town Office. Late, faxed or emailed bids will not be opened or considered. Bids will be opened, read aloud at 9:00 AM on Thursday May 12, 2016 at the Unity Town Office. The Board of Selectmen will review and either award or reject all bids at 6:30 PM on Tuesday May 16, 2016 at their Selectmen’s Meeting located at the Unity Town Office. The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to reject any and / or all bids. Each successful bidder shall have 30 days from the date of bid acceptance to complete the purchase at the discretion of the Board of Selectmen. Each property will be conveyed by a quitclaim deed without covenants. The person issued a quitclaim deed is solely responsible to evict tenants and or former owners from the property. 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. The properties for sale are described on the Town’s Tax Maps and minimum bid required for each property as:

  1. Map 008 Lot 014-01 138 Albion Rd Minimum Bid = $7,500.00
  2. Map 008 Lot 006-07 RTE 202 Minimum Bid = $15,000.00
  3. Map 017 Lot 050 95 Main Street Minimum Bid = $15,000.00
The tax maps and other public information concerning the properties may be reviewed at the Town Office during normal business hours, which are Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, and Tuesday 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Calling all Unity entrepreneurs! If you operate an existing business or are contemplating a new one, please take a brief survey (less than 10 minutes) to inform the Unity Economic Development Committee of your needs and priorities. The results will be used to guide resources made available from the TIF District and direct Committee efforts. You may access the survey on line from here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HYT3D7Q. Click the link in the intro section of the attached survey document, or print and return the attached document to the town office. Please reply by May 10, 2016. Members of the general public are asked to refrain from taking the survey. It is designed for businesses. Thank you! If you have questions, contact the town office at 948-3673 or any Committee member (see list at end of survey).

Sunday May 1
  • Sunday Night Yoga - Sundays at the Community Center from 6:30-7:00pm. $5-10 per class. Class is moderately rigorous. Practice according to your body's needs. Come stretch and strengthen while tending to your practice of both paying attention to, and caring for, your body and mind!
Tuesday May 3
  • TOWN OF UNITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO APPROVE A TAX ANTICIPATION NOTE IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $200,000. Notice is hereby given that the Selectmen of the Town of Unity, Maine will meet at the Town Office located at 74 School Street at 6:30 p.m. on May 3, 2016, to consider the adoption of a resolution to authorize issuance, delivery and sale of a 2016 Tax Anticipation Note in an amount not to exceed $200,000 to a bank chosen by the Selectmen, all to provide funding for the operations of the Town. The public is invited to attend. Written comments received before the meeting will be considered.

  • Star In The West Masonic Lodge #85 holds its monthly stated meeting on the first Tuesday of each month from September to June. All area Masons in good standing are encouraged to attend. The meetings start at 7:30 pm and are held at the lodge, located at 327 Main Street in Unity. If you are not yet a Mason but are interested in becoming one please contact Worshipful Peter Quimby, Past Master and lodge Secretary, at 207-323-0664 or by email at starinthewest85@gmail.com.
Wednesday May 4
Thursday May 5
  • Unity Pond Pottery Mother's Day Sale. 20% Off Inventory May 5, 6, 7.
    Visit Our Store/Studio Hours: Tuesday– Friday 9:00 –4:00 Saturday 10:00 – 4:00
    Remember Mother’s and Father’s Day Gifts, Graduation Gifts, Wedding Gifts
    207-948-2400
    222 Bangor Road, Unity, Maine
Saturday May 7
  • Nia In Unity. Bring in spring by increasing your health and fitness on Saturdays 9:00-10:00am at the Unity Community Center, 32 School St. Fee is sliding scale ($5-10/class). Your first class with Anna is free! - and feel free to bring a friend. For more information: annania.wordpress.com or contact Anna Fiedler: fiedlerak@gmail.com or 948-3925.

  • Unity Raceway pre-season car show at Cone'z Ice Cream in Unity.
Thursday May 12
  • Crane Day at Troy Union Church May 4 is a huge event in the life of the Troy Union Church (1840. All these years, it has been sitting there beside Bangor Road. Now people are restoring it to its (mostly) original self. Preservation Timber Framing of Berwick, and Troy Union Church carpenters are doing the work. The tower is stripped down to posts and the bell is visible. Everything is carefully documented, so what is removed can be replaced or restored true to the original On Crane day, the crane will lift down the tower roof and then remove the bell and place it on the ground. Keeley Crane will be doing the crane work.