- November 2, 2005, City of Worcester sells 48 Mason Street to Mason Winfield (bk 37717/pg 51) for 66,853. At that time Common Ground's position was that they were the minority partner. Dead dated 10/31/2005.
- January 10, 2006, Mason Winfield deeds 48 Mason Street to minority partner, Common ground for $10 (bk 38185/pg 55),but the deed is dated November 22, 2005.
- Why did they do this? Since Common Ground is a non-profit they do not have to pay back and of the clean-up grants from the EPA. Believe the grant was in the $300,000 range.
- May 6, 2011. Common Ground deeds 48 Mason Street back to Mason Winfield for $10 (bk 47367/pg 3), but the deed is dated November 22, 2005.
Is it just me or does anyone else think this is wrong. On November 2, 2005, the two deeds are signed one from Mason Winfield to Common Ground for $10 and the other from Common Ground back to Mason Winfield for $10 to be recorded after the EPA signs off, but was not recorded so they could fleece the EPA for 300,000..
Putting that all aside, it has been 7 years!! The property sits a complete mess and us the tax-payers are out some $300,000 in EPA monies that were granted for clean-up here and Common Ground basically says they have nothing to do with the property???