Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
December 4, 2013 12:00 pm EST


MOUNT VERNON — It was business as usual with no new items to address when the Mount Vernon Dilapidated Buildings Commission met Tuesday morning in city council chambers.

“I guess this is a good thing. A lot of things are getting taken care of,” said commission chairman Dave Glass.

Surveys are now prepared for the Mazza building on West High Street. Final pieces of an agreement between the City of Mount Vernon and an attorney for the Mazza family are in the process of being finalized. Mount Vernon City Law Director Chip McConville expects bids to go out for demolition of the building soon.

Work is beginning in an attempt to make improvements on the house at 305 S. Division St. The house is now vacant, and McConville has been working with an attorney for owner Steve Hughes in bringing the house into compliance.

One residence brought to the commission’s attention last month is 808 Howard St., owned by George Ellis. Interim fire chief Chad Christopher recently visited the house and observed broken window panes in a kitchen door with the house appearing to be used for storage.

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