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By Mount Vernon News
April 3, 2013 11:24 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — A monthly meeting with the Mount Vernon Dilapidated Buildings Commission on Tuesday morning prompted research by city law director Chip McConville to look into the enforcement of power once an order of condemnation is issued.

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The house at 123 Quarry St. had been previously condemned by the commission and was submitted for consideration to be demolished under the Moving Ohio Forward program. Property owner George Ellis signed an agreement for demolition. A tenant is reportedly now living in the house, which puts the property’s eligibility with the program state up in the air because buildings must be vacant for six months.

“How can we let somebody put a person back in there when we’ve condemned the building,” said commission member and county health commissioner Julie Miller. She mentioned city ordinance 1305 which refers to such condemned structures as “uninhabitable.”

Although there was reportedly no order to vacate the premises, city code enforcement officer Larry Fogle added he believed it was made clear that if the structure was not accepted for the Moving Ohio Forward program, the owner would still tear it down. “We need to tighten this up,” said McConville, admitting that there was no order for the house not to be occupied following condemnation.

 

 

 

 

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