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Carson City motel given one month to make repairs

Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 6:55 PM PDT|Updated: Apr. 15, 2021 at 9:44 AM PDT
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - The Carson City Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday, April 15, to issue a Show Cause notification to the owners of the Royal Inn, also known as the Frontier Motel.

The order requires the property owners to explain why Carson City should not revoke their business license. Essentially, the owners must show proof of repairs to the building by the May 20, 2021 meeting.

Residents must be out of the motel by 7 p.m. Thursday due to a variety of health code violations found during an inspection by several agencies, including Carson City Code Enforcement and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

On Monday, April 12, inspectors reportedly found rooms infested with mice and bedbugs. The inspection also revealed structural failures, unpermitted construction, exposed electrical wires, lack of hot water, unsecured doors, broken windows, and general debris and trash in the rooms.

Seven of the 56 rooms on the property were closed to occupancy immediately upon inspection due to unsafe living conditions. Health officials state there is the potential threat of hantavirus infection due to the infestations.

“Every effort will be made to ensure the health, safety, and comfort of the occupants affected. Numerous agencies have been called into action ensuring food, clothing, and a shelter will be provided during their displacement,” said City Manager Nancy Paulson.

Carson City Health and Human Services has visited the occupants to determine what resources will be needed. It was reported that some families were living without furniture or basic essential items. Human Services will be on site to continue to assist with relocation and resource needs.

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