Town Administrator Adam D. Gaudette said the board worked hard crafting a bylaw that is similar to those in surrounding towns, and consulted with the state attorney general.
But the rents aren't covering the cost of maintaining the building, and raising them would probably send some of the seven tenants looking elsewhere, Mr. Gaudette
said, adding that some tenants have recently left ,and one unit has been available for months.
also said the town's liability as a landlord is great.
said the town hasn't even tried to sell the building because it's overpriced.