Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
June 5, 2013 12:40 pm EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Two residential structures in the city will be declared a nuisance under the city’s dangerous buildings ordinance and ordered to be vacated following action Tuesday morning with the Mount Vernon Dilapidated Buildings Commission.


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Discussion at Tuesday’s monthly meeting centered around the condition of the house plus other structures at 4 South St., owned by George Ellis. Commission members recently inspected the property and found the residence to be in poor condition and deemed it to be a fire hazard due to numerous electrical deficiencies. Other outbuildings were found to be unsecured and also in poor condition. Concern was also raised about the sewage system being used at the residence.

City code enforcement officer Larry Fogle said that one barn which was in serious disrepair has been demolished and asked if all the buildings on the property should be condemned. City law director Chip McConville was unsure of condemnation being the proper procedure at this point, but added that any order from the commission should contain specific language.

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