Critics seek recall of Maine city’s building sale
BATH, Maine (AP) — Critics of the way the Bath City Council sold a city building have started a recall drive.
The city sold the former Bath Memorial Hospital, which it had rented out as office space, for $799,000 in April, days before the property was to be posted on a multiple listing service.
Councilors said they sold it because the building had been losing money.
But critics say the city failed to inform the public about the deal could have sold the property for more if it had put it on the market.
Councilor Andrew Winglass told the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/15fvmCN ) that the council has since adopted a rule that requires the city to list property it plans to sell before any deals are made.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com