Corinth leaders OK property use

Alcorn StockBy Lena Mitchell
Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – A nonprofit will continue to use the South Corinth property formerly used for South Corinth Elementary School.

The Corinth Board of Aldermen this week approved the use, however, it made stipulations that the property be well maintained and that the group occupying it provide adequate insurance coverage.

A clause in the Corinth School District’s deed to the property said ownership would revert to the city if the property was no longer used as a school.

The school district has been working with the nonprofit Easom Outreach Foundation for several years since a new Corinth Elementary School was built and students from the South Corinth campus were dispersed between the new elementary and Corinth Middle School.

The foundation has been working since 2011 to make improvements in the building for use as a community center. The foundation board has held annual public meetings, community events and beginning in 2012 has offered an evening meal for seniors on weekdays and the location has been a site for the Corinth School District summer feeding program.

Aldermen stipulated that they would consent to conveyance of the property to the Easom Outreach Foundation and that the reverter clause must remain intact. If the facility is no longer used by the nonprofit organization, ownership would again revert to the city of Corinth.

lena.mitchell@journalinc.com