CAMDEN, Maine — The Select Board will consider Tuesday night whether to take legal action against a subdivision developer for failing to complete the proper sewer connection for the 13-lot project.

Camden Planner/Code Enforcement Officer Steve Wilson said the issue dates back to 2008 when the residential Mountain Arrow subdivision was approved. At the time of the approval, the Maine Department of Transportation had a temporary moratorium on that section of Route 1, known as High Street, being cut into for utility lines.

Wilson said the subdivision was approved before he became the code officer, and he did not realize until the middle of last year that a permanent connection to the street had not been installed yet.

Ten homes have been built in the subdivision with three yet to be developed, the code officer said. Tax records by the town show the homes in the subdivision range in assessment from a little more than $400,000 to $3.7 million.

Before he created the subdivision, the developer, Trygve Bratz, owned a home at the end of the street that already was connected to the town sewer line. Sewage from the 10 new subdivision homes flows into that single residential line.

Wilson said that was supposed to be a temporary fix until the state allowed the street to be cut into for a larger sewer line from the subdivision to be installed and connected to the town sewer line.

The situation creates a risk that there could be a sewer backup in that last home next to the street, Wilson said. Bratz has since sold that house at the end of the road.

Wilson said he has tried without success to contact Bratz. He said he hopes that the threat of a land-use complaint being filed in court might get the owner’s attention.

Efforts by the BDN to reach Bratz Tuesday were unsuccessful.