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Comments for: Biddeford considering eminent domain takeover of murderer’s home

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  • The correct procedure (in civilized areas) is for the city’s board of health to “condemn” the property, and then the owner must pay to have the property repaired or demolished.  If the owner can not pay the municipal entity then seizes the property as payment for the demolition. 

    The process of “eminent domain” seizures is being abused, and used too often lately.  Were I a Biddeford City tax payer, the leadership there would hear from me on this.

    • Anonymous

      except the owner is in prison for two life sentences. 

      • ..and that applies to what? “taking” someone’s property by “eminent domain” is a different animal than taking condemned property to pay for demolition. Either can be accomplished when the property owner is unavailable (as in jail)

        “eminent domain” is taking for public use, Condemnation is used to insure health and safety within a town.

        • Anonymous

          Seems it’s hard to remember what you said, so To quote you: “The correct procedure (in civilized areas) is for the city’s board of health to “condemn” the property, and then the owner must pay to have the property repaired or demolished”, sounds like no chance the owner is going to be able to pay to have the property repaired or demolished in this lifetime.

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