Aberdeen Mayor Erik Larson revealed on Wednesday that he has been working with State agencies for months to force reform at the Trave-Lure Motel in Aberdeen.
Larson spoke at the City Council meeting saying that the State department built a report about all the concerns they had and issued notice this week that changes needed to be made by the final week of this month to fix all of the areas lacking with the rooms and overall safety of the business.
Mayor Larson said that the report by the Department of Health is “pretty damning”.
Larson said in the public meeting that he is only now able to reveal his concerns due to the ongoing investigation.
Larson said that the Department of Health is meeting again to consider his request.
On August 1, a webseries titled “Vacancy” did a review of the Trave-Lure, showing what they say are the conditions of a room they were rented as well as commentary from local people who have stayed there.
In a Yelp review from May, user Hiloree B. said that when she and her boyfriend stayed there, they found drug paraphenalia and had numerous complaints.