PROPERTY FOR SALE BY BID

City of Caribou

The City of Caribou is soliciting competitive sealed bids for the sale of the following Tax Acquired Properties. Bids must be submitted in writing in a sealed envelope with the words “Property Bid with the appropriate property # written on the outside of the envelope along with the Tax Map and Lot #’s. Bids must be submitted in Attention to: Finance/Tax Collector’s Office, Caribou City Office, 25 High Street, Caribou Maine 04736, no later than 2:00 PM on June 21, 2022 and will be opened publicly at that time. All bids must include a 10% deposit of bid amount in the form of a certified check or money order, return address and phone contact information to be considered. Bid packages on each property are available in the Deputy Tax Collector’s Office at the City Office, 25 High Street. Bids will be acted upon by the City Council at 6:00 PM on June 27, 2022 during the regular Council meeting. The City Council reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids deemed within the best interest of the City of Caribou. Purchasers of City-owned property will be issued Quitclaim deeds for the City’s interest under Maine law and should verify any or all encumbrances against the property outside those held by municipal tax lien or deed. No warranties or guaranties can be granted by the municipality to the successful bidder. Bids not paid within 30 days shall be deemed void.

Property # 40: Tax Map 017, Lot 33-C 375 Belanger Rd-Barn Structure

.15 Acres, Zoned R-2.

Minimum Bid $4,000.00

Public Hearing Notice

The Caribou City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers located at City Hall, 25 High Street.

The public hearing is in consideration of Ordinance No, 5, 2022 Series, An ordinance to amend Chapter5, Fire Prevention, to clarify the responsibility for snow removal from they hydrants located within the City of Caribou

 Information regarding these public hearings will be available on the City’s website at www.cariboumaine.org and in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 25 High Street.

Interested individuals are encouraged to attend. 

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Maine’s Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program Application is Available

The program launched this morning and is now capable of accepting applications.

To apply for assistance, visit Maine.gov/HomeAssist.

Frequently-asked questions about the program are available at https://www.maine.gov/pfr/consumercredit/homeowner_assistance_fund/faqs.html. They can also be found at the consumer application portal.

If you have questions not answered on our frequently-asked questions page, you can contact the Bureau through our website. https://www.maine.gov/pfr/consumercredit/homeowner_assistance_fund/questions.html

Nonprofits around the state are prepared to answer questions and assist with the application process.

For residents of Aroostook County – Aroostook County Action Program (207-764-3721)

Homeowners requiring legal assistance or who are facing imminent loss of their home may be provided with assistance by two legal aid organizations, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, and Legal Services for the Elderly, under contracts with the bureau.

A general description of the program, including income guidelines, benefit limits and required documentation, is found. https://www.maine.gov/pfr/consumercredit/homeowner_assistance_fund.html

Aroostook Waste Solutions Fund Raising Opportunity

AWS is once again seeking non-profit groups that are interested in raising funds and helping the environment. AWS will make cash donations to non-profit organizations that assist us with picking up windblown litter from the area around our facilities in Fort Fairfield and Presque Isle. No need to advertise, sell tickets or seek donations…a little time and effort is all that is required. For more information, please contact Mark Draper, Solid Waste Director at 473-7840, extension 4.

Aroostook Waste Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

Pandemic Relief Program for Utilities for Older Adult Renters

Trouble Paying Utilities? Financial Assistance is Available for Qualifying Older Tenants!

The ACAP Team can help you apply for benefits that are paid directly to the landlord and/or utility company and will not be counted as income against the household. All applications are processed locally by ACAP, and payment is typically issued in four to eight weeks. For more information, call ACAP at 764-3721 or apply online at www.mainerentrelief.com.

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