The City of Vandalia is still working on finding a way they could take ownership of the property where two partially collapsed buildings have been demolished. But, the process is going to take some time. In a letter to Mayor Gottman from City Attorney Jack Johnston it goes thru the issues with ownership on the property. At the time of the partial collapse, there were better than a dozen lien holders listed for the property. It was believed the property owner at that time was Robert Anderson, but Mr. Anderson passed away on August 15th of this year. And, Johnston states in his letter than no Will has been filed and no estate proceeding had been initiated at this time. Johnston did mention some potential options the city could take with the family. Johnston’s letter also mentions the possibility of filing a municipal lien and foreclose on the judgment, which Johnston says is basically a foreclosure proceeding. Johnston states that could take 6 to 8 months to accomplish and could cost $3,000 to $5,000. But, Johnston said going thru the Anderson family may be an option to obtain releases and waivers. At this time, the property sits in limbo while the ownership situation is hashed out. At the meeting on October 5th, some downtown business owners stated they would like to see the property used for extra parking. But, until the ownership situation is ironed out, no further steps can be taken.