Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
January 9, 2013 9:05 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — Numerous residences were reviewed with a few being referred to the city law director and a few others being dropped from the list when the Mount Vernon Dilapidated Buildings Commission met Tuesday morning in Mount Vernon City Council chambers.


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The house at 901 W. Burgess St. had previously been declared a public health hazard following visits by city and county officials. City code enforcement officer Larry Fogle said that progress has been made by the owner as far as repairs and cleanup of the property after the tenant was evicted in November. Two issues that remain include the furnace and plumbing were reported to be removed by the tenant. These are to be resolved by the owner following action in municipal court before a family member is to occupy the house. “The place is sealed up, and we’re heading in the right direction,” said commission chairman Dave Glass. The house was taken off the commission’s list, and Fogle will continue to monitor it.

Also taken off the commission’s list is the house at 704 Coshocton Ave. A court order was successful in getting the owner to make necessary repairs, according to Fogle.

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