MOUNT VERNON — Mayor Richard Mavis said Friday the city is tired of waiting for something to happen at the old Middle School and has told the owner that a firm commitment is needed on the future of building.

Mavis said he called the owner, Jason Gunsorek, after a reported offer from a Columbus developer to buy the property fell through.

Mavis said that he understands the deal may not be dead, but after visiting the site with Safety-Service Director Joel Daniels, they observed broken windows and doors, which allow easy access to the building.
“We would like to see a timeline on the future of the building in the next 30 days and specific plans for the future in 60 days,” Mavis said.

Joshua Morrison/News The former Mount Vernon Middle School on Mulberry Street has seen better days. Ivy grows over the sign, as the light on the pole leans. The school is facing intense scrutiny by the city of Mount Vernon.

Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon News

The former Mount Vernon Middle School on Mulberry Street has seen better days. Ivy grows over the sign, as the light on the pole leans. The school is facing intense scrutiny by the city of Mount Vernon.

 

 

Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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