Proprietor of condemned buildings claims Brewer illegally declared them unsafe

The proprietor of business buildings in Brewer has sued town, alleging that it illegally declared two of them harmful buildings and deliberate to demolish them.

Bruce Blackmer, 76, of Dedham claims the condemned buildings are usually not unsafe regardless of needing repairs, together with a brand new roof on one constructing. He’s searching for a short lived restraining order in Penobscot County Superior Courtroom to forestall town from tearing the buildings down.

Town claims in court docket filings that staff have tried to work with Blackmer since 2018 to get him to restore the buildings, however he has not mounted the unsafe situations. Blackmer alleges that town has not decided the buildings are structurally unsound and has not supplied to compensate him for condemning and seizing them, a violation of the Fifth Modification.