Hudson - Litchfield News | February 10, 2012 - 5 47 Ferry Street: Hudson’s Money Pit Sold,
Attempted to be Re-Sold/Rented and Auctioned Editor’s note: At press time, the Hudson~Litchfield News learned that the Board of Selectmen accepted an offering price of $80,000 for 47 Ferry St.
for Release of Escrow for 47 Ferry St.
by Doug Robinson Town owned property, located at 47 Ferry St. is a “money pit. Hudson voters passed a warrant article in 2009,
sale of 47 Ferry St. for the purpose of using the funds to support the building and/or ongoing budgetary needs of a new library. The piece of property has produced no taxable income dollars for
the Town of Hudson. Approximately $14,000 of taxpayer’s monies, not including oil, has been expended on 47 Ferry St. Since 2009, various inspections have brought to light issues of asbestos, roof leaks, property contamination, appliance replacement (should the property be rented), and stairway safety rails have needed to be installed. For years, the home has been used by the Library Trustees to host their monthly book sales. Once managed by the Library Trustees, the Library Trustees have washed their hands of the property, asking the Town of Hudson Board of Selectmen to sell the property for them. Proceeds of the sale were to be used to off-set library expenses. The saga of 47 Ferry St. dates back to the June 8, 2010, Town of Hudson Board of Selectmen’s meeting. At that time, the Board of Selectmen decided to accept the price of $170,000 for the purchase of 47 Ferry St. from John H. Harding IV and Sunne E Harding. The Sale of 47 Ferry St. fell though as the buyers of the property “could not get mortgage approval to purchase the property and are withdrawing their offer” stated the written memorandum from Hudson’s Town Administrator, Steve Malizia to Town of Hudson Board of Selectmen. During the July 2010, Board of Selectmen, they voted unanimously to “terminate the Purchase and Sales Agreement for 47 Ferry St., and authorized Chairman Massey to sign the Authorization
Connie Owen, Hudson Library Board of Trustee, Chair, stated in a written memo, “We are pleased to lean of the option of resolving the asbestos situation in the manner discussed by the representative of the NH Department of Environmental Services. We are also concerned about the need to repair the roof leak and the bedroom ceiling to enhance the salability of the property. The town then hired a firm to “seal” the asbestos at a cost of $12,800. Hudson Highway employees assisted in the clean up to mitigate some of the clean up costs. The Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the current status of the
sale of this property and accept the net process of sale after these repairs to be used by the Rodgers Memorial Library under Warrant Article 13.” The house was then placed back on the market to be sold again. Since placing the residential property located at 47 Ferry St. on the market, the Town of Hudson has seen little interest from any purchasers.
Baby Bottle Syndrome From a
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worst thing you can do to a baby? Stick him in his crib with a bottle at nap time and let him fall asleep with the bottle in his mouth. Milk or juice in the mouth and on the teeth will produce an acid that will cause teeth to break down rapidly. Many babies who sleep with a baby bottle develop severe tooth decay, often in their front teeth. The
sugar in the milk, formula or fruit juice causes the decay. Sometimes, these teeth become so decayed they cause severe pain and may break off or have to be extracted.
During the day, the baby swallows these drinks quickly, so there is no damage to the teeth. But during sleep, the liquid pools behind the baby's teeth and keeps them bathed in sugar for hours.
One solution is to give baby the last feeding before bedtime. If your baby is still using a bottle when his teeth begin to appear, let him use it for short periods of time awake or sitting up. If he is using a bottle as a pacifier, put water in the bottle
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to receive income from this residence, Hudson Selectmen have entered into an agreement with Central Realty to act as a property management firm in an effort to rent the home. The, recommended monthly rental rate will be $1,500 or $1,600. Before the home is rented, Central Realty has suggested that
the town purchase a refrigerator, repair another roof leak, install a handrail for the basement stairs, repair tiles that are missing in the upstairs bath, remove items which are currently stored in the garage and remove or replace the carpet on the porch. The rental funds received from the rental will be deposited into the
town’s “General Fund” stated Town Administrator, Steve Malizia. Nearly two years later, at the January 24, 2012, Board of Selectman meeting, the decision was made to reject the auctioned bid from Craig Lonsderff, to purchase the house, in the amount of $60,000. The “Sales Agreement and Deposit Receipt” state that Longsderff agreed to purchase 47 Ferry St. in the amount of $47,000. The amount was submitted during a Town auction of the property by the
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Town of Hudson. “A public auction of Town owned property at 47 Ferry St. was conducted on Saturday, January 14, 2012, wrote Hudson Town Administrator, Steve Malizia, in his January 19,memo to the Board of Selectmen. The Chairman Shawn Jasper chose to reject the auctioned bid from Longsderff stating, “The auctioneer felt that this was a bad time of the year (and that) the house would get $15,000 more in the spring.”
Only four bidders bid on the properly, offering bids of $50,000, $55,000 and $60,000. Selectman Richard Maddox stated, “We went out for sealed bid.
We’d be better off to put this house on the tax rolls.” The town paid either “$200,000 or $210,000” to purchase the property commented Jasper.
Selectman Coutu abstained from the vote. The sealed bid was rejected 2-1-1.
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