The Town of Stockton Springs, a Rudman Winchell client, was successful in a recent Law Court case challenging the result of a municipal dangerous building proceeding. Appellant Holly Beal owns a home in Stockton Springs. Following neighbor complaints, a code enforcement officer inspection and unsuccessful discussions with Ms. Beal, the Town initiated a dangerous building proceeding under title 17 section 2851 of the Maine Revised Statutes. After three days of hearings by the Town selectmen, the selectmen issued an order in May 2015, finding that the building concerned was “dangerous” as defined in section 2851, and ordering Ms. Beal to correct a list of items that contributed to the building’s dangerous condition. Ms. Beal appealed the selectmen’s order to Waldo County Superior Court, and later to the Maine Supreme Court (Law Court), alleging that the selectmen had committed due process violations and that the evidence at hearing was insufficient to support the selectmen’s findings. The case was argued at the Law Court on December 15, 2016. On January 12, 2017, the Law Court issued a 14 page, per curiam decision,…Read More
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