The Leicester Village Board held a meeting with community members Monday night to discuss future plans regarding the former "Elijah House."
Two local law enforcement officers purchased the vacant building and shared plans for the property in a story published last week in The Livingston County News.
The property will be renamed “Morris Manor” and will serve as a privately-run boarding house for single men.
Leicester residents say the new home would contradict zoning requirements, and since landlords cannot refuse any person on constitutional grounds, residents are concerned it might attract parolees or even registered sex offenders.
"We're a quiet little village, we have families here. Our children play up and down the street. We just don't want this, and it's illegal. It's a moot point, but I'm here to voice my concerns," said resident Terri Parsons.
The buyers of the building, Mount Morris's police chief and a sergeant with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, were not available for comment but intend to enforce a strict set of rules for the boarding house.