Ayer farmer pays $29G in taxes to keep his property

Full story: Lowell Sun 9
Livestock farmer Ralph McNiff has paid $29,300 in back taxes on his Westford Road property dating back to August 2008. Full Story
Old Townie

South Lancaster, MA

#1 Jul 11, 2010
Good God! BEAUTIFY the "farm"? That place is just a JUNKYARD with animals running around it! The town should have taken the dump when they had the chance! The battle over this schitt-pit has been going on for YEARS and the property owner has shown NO good faith in any attempts to clean up this filthy eyesore. What makes anyone think that this will change things? Sure, they guy has a right to make a living, BUT the junkyard style farm could use more than a little cosmetics. Bulldoze it and start over.
Issues

Worcester, MA

#2 Jul 11, 2010
the town never wanted to own that property because of clean up costs if contaminated before selling to a third party

don't ask, don't tell

and get rid of it like a hot potato

for people barking at the heatlh board and other entities to do something about the property, remember what the selectmen have (not) done to clean the place up when THEY could have >>> at taxpayer expense

pick your poison
Fred

Concord, MA

#3 Jul 11, 2010
Get a whiff of the place when you drive by - it's foul. We locals call it the Deliverance House. The word in town is he's been here forever and has influential friends.

I feel for sorry for the adjacent property owners.
Kevin

Lowell, MA

#4 Jul 11, 2010
Trying to throw a man off his farm for 29K during a depression. Stephanie how do you sleep at night.
Scum of the earth, all of them.
Kevin

Lowell, MA

#5 Jul 11, 2010
40b here we come.
ayer votes

Framingham, MA

#6 Jul 11, 2010
farms smell,,all farms smell,,no farms NO FOOD! PS...don't move next to a farm if you have a nose.WOW I got a great price on my new home,,NOW get rid of the farm!!!
kjh

Princeton, MA

#7 Jul 11, 2010
sorry but his millionare brother stanley left ralph the bulk of his estate and ralphs just jerking ayers chain pretending he has no $$$$...frickin child molestor how come he isnt on the sex offenders registry?
F N Hadit

South Lancaster, MA

#8 Jul 12, 2010
ayer votes wrote:
farms smell,,all farms smell,,no farms NO FOOD! PS...don't move next to a farm if you have a nose.WOW I got a great price on my new home,,NOW get rid of the farm!!!
It isn't the "farm smell" that is the problem here. You ever SEE this disgustng pile of rubbish, junk cars, junk farm equipment, half demolished buildings, piles of old fencing an the list goes on and on. It is more of a junkyard than a farm.
Bagdad Harry

United States

#9 Jul 12, 2010
F N Hadit wrote:
<quoted text>It isn't the "farm smell" that is the problem here. You ever SEE this disgustng pile of rubbish, junk cars, junk farm equipment, half demolished buildings, piles of old fencing an the list goes on and on. It is more of a junkyard than a farm.
Maybe he is growing junk?

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