October 28, 2021
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Brewer assessor releases list of city’s top taxpayers> Eastern Fine Paper carries 4.37 percent of tax burden

BREWER — Tax Assessor Gregory Zadakis’ staff has enlarged its annual list of the top 10 taxpayers to the city’s top 20 taxpayers.

Taken all together, the top 20 taxpayers have combined real estate valued at $52,815,500 and personal property of $30,700,900, for a total of $83,516,400 in valuation. That represents a combined tax payment of $1,929,228.84.

The top 20 taxpayers hold 22.71 percent of the total taxable properties within the city.

The city’s biggest taxpayer, as usual, is Eastern Fine Paper Inc. with real estate holdings of $3,607,700, personal property of $12,477,900, for a total value of $16,085,600, which calls for a tax payment of $371,577.36. That represents 4.37 percent of the city’s overall tax commitment.

Lemforder Corp. placed second with real estate holdings of $202,400 and personal property of $13,510,300, for a total valuation of $13,712,700. That calls for a tax payment of $316,763.37, representing 3.73 percent of the city’s tax.

The third highest taxpayer is Sidney Epstein et al., Alside Joint Ventures, Cabrel Co., with real estate holdings of $13,274,200 and no personal property. Tax payment is $306,634.02, representing 3.61 percent of the city’s tax.

Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. placed fourth with real estate at $4,038,300 and personal property of $300, for a total of $4,038,600 and a tax of $93,291.66. That represents 1.10 percent of the overall tax.

Placing fifth was Phyllis Shapiro, personal representative for Abraham Shapiro et al., Twin City Motel Inc., with $3,267,800 in real estate and $198,900 in personal property, for a total valuation of $3,466,700. The tax of $80,080.77 represents .94 percent of the overall tax.

In sixth place was Edward O. and Mary Ellen Darling, Downeast Toyota, with real estate of $2,999,000 and personal property of $277,000, for a total valuation of $3,226,000 and a tax of $74,520.60, representing .88 percent of the overall tax commitment.

Haffenreffer Beverage Inc., Pepsi Cola Co., placed seventh with real estate holdings of $2,709,400 and personal property of $338,100, for a total of $3,047,500 and a tax payment of $70,397.25, representing .83 percent of the tax.

In eighth place is First Healthcare Corp. with $2,571,100 in real estate and $312,700 in personal property, for a total of $2,883,800 and a tax of $66,615.78, for .78 percent of the tax.

Ninth was the S.M. Realty Inc., Southworth-Milton Machinery, with $2,295,600 in real estate and $364,000 in personal property, for a total of $2,659,600 in valuation and a tax of $61,436.76, representing .72 percent of the tax.

In 10th place was Judson M. Grant Jr., Grant Trailers Sales Inc., with real estate holdings of $2,374,000 and personal property of $162,300, for a total of $2,536,300 valuation and a tax of $58,588.53, representing .69 percent of the tax.

Combined, the top 10 taxpayers have an accumulated holding in real estate of $37,399,500 and $27,591,500 in personal property, for a total of $64,391,000 in valuation and a tax of $1,499,906.10, representing 17.65 of the total taxable properties within the city.

The remaining 10 taxpayers in the overall top 20 starting with No. 11 are:

Walter A. Laqualia, Edward J. Hennessey Jr., trustees of River City Associates, real estate of $2,491,200, personal property of $20,500, for a total of $2,511,700 valuation, and a tax of $58,020.27, representing .68 percent of the tax.

Ellen M. Leach Memorial Home, real estate, $2,116,200, personal property, $209,100, for a total of $2,325,300 valuation and a tax of $53,714.43, representing .63 percent of the tax.

Reginald D. and Claudette G. Faulkner, R.D. Faulkner Corp., real estate, $2,158,300, personal property, $49,100, total valuation, $2,207,400, for a tax of $50,990.94, representing .60 percent of the total tax.

Browning-Ferris Industries, no real estate because it leases property, personal property, $2,206,300, for a tax of $50,965.53, representing .60 percent of tax.

Heirs of Frank H. Drummond, real estate, $1,810,200, no personal property, for a tax of $41,815.62, representing .49 percent of tax.

John J. Nissen Baking Corp., real estate, $1,640,900, personal property, $100,900, total valuation, $1,741,800, for a tax of $40,235.58, representing .47 percent of the tax.

Hackett Machine Co., Lane Supply Co., real estate, $1,229,100, personal property, $468,300, total valuation, $1,697,400, for a tax of $39,209.94, representing .46 percent of the tax.

Parkway Realty Development Corp., real estate, $1,452,100, personal property, $18,300, total valuation, $1,470,400, for a tax of $33,966.24, representing .40 percent of the tax.

Randolph W. Spain Jr., real estate, $1,276,400, personal property, $36,900, total valuation, $1,313,300, for a tax of $30,337.23, representing .36 percent of the tax.

Cumberland Associates, real estate, $1,301,600, no personal property, for a tax of $30,066.96, representing .35 percent of the overall tax commitment.


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