HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Holland motel owner is making a final plea to the city council, after a request to renew his business license was denied because of ongoing health and safety issues.
The Wooden Shoe Motel was suspended last year shortly after a 13 On Your Side Investigation. Just last month city inspectors found that many violations still remain.
WZZM 13 asked motel owner, C.J. Patel, why its taken so long to get the violations fixed.
"Well, the violations are being corrected but at the same time we have to deal with certain things like the weather, like the deck with the cold weather, nobody wanted to come out and fix it," says Patel.
Patel also blamed long-term customers for not wanting him in the rooms. "Once a customer says not right now, than I can't bother them right away."
The motel was temporarily closed after a 13 On Your Side investigation revealed numerous health and safety violations last year.