Decide dismisses attraction over Ellsworth’s lease for a brand new police station

A choose has dismissed an attraction of a call by Ellsworth officers to lease a Excessive Avenue constructing for a brand new police station that alleged that the town failed to offer correct public discover concerning the proposal earlier than the Metropolis Council voted on it.

On Oct. 17, 2022, the Ellsworth Metropolis Council voted 5-2 to signal a 20-year lease with Gurney Funding Properties for a 8,400-square-foot constructing on the nook of Excessive Avenue and Buttermilk Street. Councilors Steve O’Halloran and Casey Hanson have been opposed.

O’Halloran and a gaggle of native business property house owners then filed the attraction final fall in Hancock County Superior Courtroom, after the town signed a lease with the corporate.