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Local News

Village board approves removal of condemned structure

Dan McClelland

by Rachel Hunter
The Village of Gouverneur Board of Trustees on May 16 decided it was time to remove the condemned house at 48 William St. in the Village of Gouverneur.
The house was condemned following a fire that destroyed the two-story structure on October 14, 2016.
Mayor Ron McDougall made a recommendation for the village board to take the corrective action, involving Attorney Henry Leader and Code Enforcement Officer Michael McQuade, and that the village “would go about removing that piece of property.”
“It was supposed to be down last November or whenever it was,” Mayor McDougall said. “One thing led to another... The only thing that has gone down there is (DPW Supt.) TJ’s (Simmons) crew went down there and put up the barricades. There’s some other litter down there, blowing about, some of it has fell in, and as soon as you come across that new bridge it looks deplorable.”
Mayor McDougall then said, “If I don’t have 100 complaints on that, I don’t have any.”
Deputy Supervisor Charles Newvine made the motion and it was approved by the village board. There was no discussion on the matter.
Mayor McDougall told Attorney Leader to get started on it right away.
“The sooner, the better Henry,” he said. “I’d appreciate that.”
The next meeting of the Village of Gouverneur Board of Trustees is to be held on Tuesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. in the municipal courtroom.