HOLLAND, Mich. — The Holland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a lodging license for the recently shut down Wooden Shoe Motel. There’s one condition, though: the business needs a new roof.
The city didn’t renew the motel’s license in April when it expired, citing a long list of violations from back in November. Since then, the city has conducted repeated inspections and decided last month the property had to be evacuated because things still weren’t up to code. That evacuation happened July 18.
“Even before June things were being corrected, but we would also discover new problems,” said Phil Meyer, the Director of Community and Neighborhood Services in Holland. “They made a lot of improvements to the property but there are still outstanding conditions.”