Mount Jackson sells old Triplett School building

MOUNT JACKSON – The Mount Jackson Town Council has accepted a contract from two local businessmen to sell the old Triplett School building and property for $250,000.

Along with the property costs, Todd Holtzman and Dexter Mumaw will front the town an additional $300,000 in tap fees, with an additional $120,000 to come in tap fees as they are installed.

After retreating into a closed session to discuss final details of the contract on Tuesday, the council emerged to pass a 4-0 vote to sell the building to Todd Holtzman and Dexter Mumaw. Councilman Donald Pifer was absent and Councilman Dennis Andrick abstained.

Following the passing vote, Mayor J.G. “Bucky” Miller said he’s looking forward to seeing what the two can do with the building.

“I think this is a very big project, we’ve all had our hands in this, really looking it over and looking into the town’s welfare,” he said. “… I think it’s a very good contract and I look forward to seeing what this property will turn into for the town.”

The new property owners are planning to turn the school building into a community theater complemented by a restaurant and yogurt shop. They also plan to build 14 duplex apartments on the baseball field behind the school.

The county has estimated the property’s value at $1.6 million according to a county assessment accessed via the Geographic Information Systems website.

The old Triplett School building is located on a 5.6 acre plot at 6044 Main St. in Mount Jackson.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com