MOUNT VERNON — The November meeting of the Mount Vernon Dilapidated Buildings Commission reported on the status of several buildings of interest in the community.
Commission Chairman Dave Glass reported he had not had any conversations in the last month with the owner of 500 N. McKenzie St. which is commonly known as the Round Hill Mansion.
“He has done the work that we said needed to be done,” Glass said. “He has closed up openings and taken care of the gutters.”
Glass also said there was nothing new to report on the old middle school at 301 N. Mulberry St.
The commission took up the case of 100 N. Main St.
“We have some fundamental issues with this building in the historic district that are different from (the building on) South Street,” said Larry Fogle, Mount Vernon code enforcement officer. “We need to have all our ducks in a row on this before we proceed.”
Fogle said an information package on the building would be forwarded to City Law Director Bill Smith for further legal action on the building. No other buildings were referred to the law director at the meeting.
The issue of 201 S. Main St. was taken up by the commission. The building was extensively damaged by fire on Oct. 25. Glass reported the commission took condemnation action on the building last week just to make sure they had their bases covered.
Glass reported four properties had been either demolished or repaired during October. Garages at 308 Calhoun St. and 906 W. Chestnut St. were demolished; a garage at 208 E. Hamtramck and a house at 202 Walnut St. were repaired.
In other business:
•The commission continued to monitor 10 properties.
•Condemned 308 Coshocton Ave.