JAMESTOWN – The person who wants to be the historic Sheldon House from Jamestown Community College plans to make it an owner-occupied residence.
That’s according to Jamestown City Council finance committee chair Tony Dolce, who updated the city council on the latest proposal to purchase the Sheldon House during its meeting on Monday night.
Dolce said that according to conversations he’s had, he’s learned that Edward Signorile would by the home for JCC for $240,000 and plans to live in it if the sale is completed.
JCC put the Sheldon House up for sale at the end of 2015 and an initial offer to purchase it came from the Lynn Development Group, who wanted to use it for its corporate headquarters. However, following a lengthy legal battle, it was determined that the city’s zoning board had wrongfully issued a variance for the property and as a result the sale to the Lynn Group did not take place.
Both Jamestown city council and Chautauqua County Legislature are required to sign off on the sale because they are hosting municipalities for the college.
The council will likely act on the sale during its regular voting session later this month.