Phelps Road School Future Will Be Decided In Court

Amherst County is getting closer to demolishing and recovering delinquent taxes from the aging Phelps Road School in Madison Heights. Earlier this month, the County’s Board of Supervisors named the property owner as a defendant in a request for a court order for demolition. The New Era Progress reports, the building poses an immediate and continuing threat to public safety”; officials say the unsecured nature of the structure increases the risk of fires and places emergency responders at risk of injury. According to the article, the owner was named as a defendant in a complaint filed last month to enforce a lien for delinquent taxes on the Phelps Road property. The property was transferred to the new owner in 2009– As of October 2013; real estate taxes had been delinquent for over two years.

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