Sangani, who has owned the motels for 17 years, told the Gazette he is working to correct the problems.
"We are working on it and following the guidelines of what they are telling us," he said. "We work hard, our staff works hard. Whatever needs to be done, we are working with them and will find people to do it."
In March, both motels were shut down for about a week after Hurricane Fire Chief Frank Stover said conditions were ripe for a carbon monoxide leak.
About 15 people were evacuated from the motels at the time, however, no one was transported to a hospital and no carbon monoxide was detected.
Among other violations found in March at the motels, Stover said, was exhaust leaking from a pipe. Rusted pipes in a boiler room had holes that Stover had said he could fit his "pretty good-sized finger" through. Single wall pipes were connected to triple wall pipes, making room for gas to leak out. A makeshift cap fastened to a pipe was a safety violation, he said.
Sangani said at the time that the March inspection was the first time the motels had been inspected since he has owned them.
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