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Sheriff to auction Venezuelan tycoon's Kezar Lake cabin

by Christopher Crosby, Staff Writer Sun Journal May 3, 2015

Given the setting and that he's never played auctioneer, Oxford County Chief Deputy Hart Daley intends to play it conservative when he sells a Venezuelan tycoon's waterfront cabin later this summer.

"I will not be rapid-fire auctioneering," Daley said.

Sheriff's auction on Kezar Laker
The Severance Lodge Club and private cabins, as seen from across Kezar Lake in Lovell.

Sworn to serve and uphold the law, county sheriffs, just one of a handful of positions created under the state's constitution, are invested with powers outside their daily routine. 

Like holding an auction. 

But this June the Oxford County Sheriff's Office will do just that, exercising a little-used part of the law to sell to the highest bidder a cabin on Kezar Lake in Lovell valued at $345,000. 

Sheriff Wayne Gallant said the auction is the first he's seen in almost a decade. 

"I find it unique. It's a different role that shows the duties of the sheriff," Gallant said.