Borough board OKs sale of properties

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NAUGATUCK — The Board of Mayor and Burgesses last week unanimously approved the sale of five properties to the Naugatuck-based HTS Construction.

HTS, which is owned by Theron Simons, the co-owner of Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center, bought 0 Mulberry St. and 828 Rubber Ave. for $7,500 each, 805 Maple Hill Road for $25,100, 0 Grandview Ave. for $4,500, and 0 Springdale Ave. for $26,575.

The sale of properties is part of Mayor N. Warren “Pete” Hess’ plan to put remnant parcels throughout the borough back onto the tax rolls. In order to make sure all the properties sold, the borough bundled some of them together, including the properties on Mulberry Street and Rubber Avenue, and the properties on Maple Hill Road and Grandview Avenue.

“These are all parcels of real estate that have been acquired by the borough of Naugatuck in the last six months through foreclosures or acceptance of deeds in lieu of foreclosures,” Hess said. “They are all properties that have been troubled for a long period of time and have been vacant for a long period of time.”