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York is suing Kittery over where the heck the town border is

YORK, Maine (AP) — York, Maine has voted to sue neighboring Kittery over a disputed border.

The York Board of Selectmen voted Monday to direct the town’s supervisor and lawyer to take “any and all actions necessary” to contest the border with Kittery in York County Superior Court.

The disputed space contains practically 330 toes (100 meters) of frontage alongside U.S. Route 1.

The border proven on present maps, together with tax maps, exhibits a line that weaves backwards and forwards barely from Eliot to Brave Boat Harbor, the Portsmouth Herald reported. But York’s selectmen contends a straight-line boundary drawn in 1653 is the legally established border between the two cities, in keeping with a letter from York Board of Selectman Chair Todd Frederick to Kittery officers final August.

In November, the Kittery Town Council Chairperson Judith Spiller wrote in response that the present border is mirrored in “all relevant contemporary and historical documents.” Spiller stated the 1653 line was imposed and enforced by a Massachusetts Bay Colony militia, and is a departure from boundaries documented earlier than and after. She added that Kittery will “vigorously protect and defend her borders.”

The dispute arose after a York developer purchased property on Route 1 that he believed was cut up evenly throughout the two communities, however a survey revealed about three-quarters of the property are in York. The border query has stalled the property’s allow course of, which began final 12 months.

The exact location of the border may have an effect on not solely property tax assessments however land use regulation, voting and extra.

York settled with one other neighborhood, Eliot, over an analogous dispute in the early 1990s and efficiently affirmed a straight-line border, which York officers have stated bolsters their claims towards Kittery.

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