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RESOLVE Chapter 29, LD 1424, 127th Maine State Legislature

Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands



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Resolve, Authorizing Certain Land Transactions by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands

Preamble. The Constitution of Maine, Article IX, Section 23 requires that real estate held by the State for conservation or recreation purposes may not be reduced or its uses substantially altered except on the vote of 2/3 of all members elected to each House.

Whereas, certain real estate authorized for conveyance by this resolve is under the designations described in the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 12, section 598-A; and

Whereas, the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry may sell or exchange lands or interests in lands with the approval of the Legislature in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 5, section 6209 and Title 12, sections 1814, 1837 and 1851; now, therefore, be it

Sec. 1 Director of Bureau of Parks and Lands authorized, but not directed, to convey certain interests in lands in Aroostook County in exchange for other interests or properties. Resolved: That the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry may by quitclaim deed without covenant, for negotiated value, and on such other terms and conditions as the director may direct, convey or release all interests held by the bureau in the following properties to Prentiss and Carlisle Company, Inc. and Prentiss and Carlisle Management Company in exchange for conveyance of property or interests in properties or other consideration of equivalent value from Prentiss and Carlisle Company, Inc. and Prentiss and Carlisle Management Company.

1. The property interests to be conveyed by the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, by and through the Bureau of Parks and Lands, to Prentiss and Carlisle Company, Inc. and to Prentiss and Carlisle Management Company on behalf of other minority interests are all of the State's minority common and undivided interest in forested acres without flowage easements in T.10 R.4 SE/4, which is approximately 1,329 equivalent acres.

2. The property interests to be conveyed by Prentiss and Carlisle Company, Inc. and Prentiss and Carlisle Management Company on behalf of other minority interests to the State by and through the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands are:

A. All of Prentiss and Carlisle Company, Inc.'s common and undivided interests in forested acres without flowage easements in T.10 R.4 SE/4 north of Scopan Lake and all of the remaining minority common and undivided interests in forested acres without flowage easements in T.10 R.4 SE/4 north of Scopan Lake by and through Prentiss and Carlisle Management Company, which is together approximately 16 equivalent acres;

B. All of Prentiss and Carlisle Company, Inc.'s minority common and undivided interests in forested acres without flowage easements in T.10 R.4 NE/4 by and through Prentiss and Carlisle Management Company, which is approximately 309 equivalent acres;

C. All of the minority common and undivided interests in T.11 R.4 E/2 by and through Prentiss and Carlisle Management Company, which is together approximately 254 equivalent acres; and



D. All or a portion of Prentiss and Carlisle Company, Inc.'s interests in T.13 R.5, T.13 R.13 and T.12 R.13, or other parcels or other consideration from Prentiss and Carlisle Company, Inc. as may be needed in combination with the foregoing to be of equivalent value, as determined by the director, to the conveyance of the State to Prentiss and Carlisle Company, Inc. in T.10 R.4 SE/4 as described in subsection 1; and be it further

Sec. 2 Director of Bureau of Parks and Lands authorized, but not directed, to convey certain interests in land in Aroostook County in exchange for other interests or properties. Resolved: That the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry may by quitclaim deed without covenant and on such other terms and conditions as the director may direct, convey to Smith's Farm, Inc. a certain parcel of land, situated in the Town of Westfield, on the Southern Bangor and Aroostook Rail Trail, being an average width of 119 feet and an approximate length of 2,000 feet, or about 5.47 acres, in exchange for a certain parcel of land located on Smith's Farm, Inc. property between the existing rail trail and the Prestile Stream, being an average width of 99 feet and an approximate length of 2,400 feet, or 5.47 acres; and be it further

Sec. 3 Director of Bureau of Parks and Lands authorized, but not directed, to convey certain interests in land in Washington County in exchange for other interests or properties. Resolved: That the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry may by quitclaim deed without covenant, for exchange of land or interests in land of comparable value as determined by an appraiser and on such other terms and conditions as the director may direct, convey to Cherryfield Foods, Inc. a certain parcel in T.24 MD BPP, being 320 acres more or less, in exchange for 320 acres more or less of land of comparable value in T.24 MD BPP; and be it further

Sec. 4 Director of Bureau of Parks and Lands authorized, but not directed, to convey certain interests in land in Oxford County in exchange for other interests or properties. Resolved: That the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry may by quitclaim deed without covenant, for exchange of land of comparable value and such other terms and conditions as the director may direct, convey to Six Rivers Limited Partnership a parcel of land of approximately 0.4 acre abutting Six Rivers Limited Partnership lands on Aziscohos Lake in Lincoln Plantation, in exchange for approximately 3.5 acres on the South Arm Road in Township C with access to Lower Richardson Lake, presently used as a boat launch; and be it further

Sec. 5 Director of Bureau of Parks and Lands authorized, but not directed, to convey certain interests in land in Aroostook County. Resolved: That the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry may convey the bureau's minority interest to the majority owners of 2 2­acre camp lot parcels on Scopan Lake, more specifically:

1. To convey by quitclaim deed without covenant the bureau's 28.817% interest in a certain 2-acre parcel, for fair market value, to Robert W. Sawyer, of Ashland, acting on behalf of majority owners Robert W. Sawyer V and Sawyer Family Limited Partnership, together owners of 71.183%; and



2. To convey by quitclaim deed without covenant the bureau's 28.817% interest in a certain 2-acre parcel, for fair market value, to Jacque Morneau, of Mapleton, majority owner of 71.183%; and be it further

Sec. 6 Director of Bureau of Parks and Lands authorized, but not directed, to convey Halfway Rock Island in Casco Bay, Cumberland County. Resolved: That the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry may convey, for fair market value and on such other terms and conditions as the director may direct, Halfway Rock Island in Casco Bay in the Town of Chebeague Island, being approximately 1.5 acres, to the United States General Services Administration or its assignee.


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