Lien released for vacant Second Street property



Property for sale on South Second Street in Cornell, was a hot topic for the Cornell City Council, after a potential buyer discovered liens of almost $25,000 on the property. After looking into legal options, the council agreed during a special meeting April 22, to release the mortgages to help sell the property. Photo by Ginna Young
It was decided at a special Cornell City Council meeting April 22

By Ginna Young

It was decided at a special Cornell City Council meeting April 22, to waive mortgages of $17,329 for property at 113 North Second Street. The council was approached by realtor Mace Hurd, several weeks back, requesting members forgive the debt on the property so it could be sold to an investor who plans to renovate the structure.

Previously, Hurd stated the property was in rough shape and needed a major overhaul. To his client’s dismay, it was discovered the current owner, Carolyn Sammon, had utilized a block grant to make repairs some years back.

The grant funds belong to the City of Cornell, but are administered through the Chippewa County Housing Author-ity. Because Sammon is in a care facility and could not repay the money owed, Hurd asked that members consider how – if his buyer backed out – the house would become unbearable, as left behind refuse and feces “cooked” in summer heat.

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See Thursday, May 9, 2019, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more of this story. 

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