Pelham City Council revokes Travelodge business license

Pelham Travelodge closed
Pelham Travelodge closed
Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 5:58 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - In a unanimous decision the Pelham City Council voted to revoke the business license for the Travelodge on Oak Mountain Circle.

The resolution to revoke the license passed 5-0 Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Pelham Mayor Gary Waters issued a Declaration of Emergency for the Travelodge on Monday, August 22, 2022.

The emergency ordered the Travelodge to immediately closed.

The order says the “premises is not and cannot be rendered fit for commercial use in its present state, and as such, would pose a continuous and ongoing threat to health, safety, and welfare of any persons entering therein were it to remain open or allowed to continue operations in its present state of violation and disrepair.”

An inspection was conducted on August 12, 2022, when the City of Pelham Fire Marshal ordered an emergency closure pending further investigation and inspection.

Pelham City officials said following a visit on August 15, 2022, the Fire Marshal and Building Official found multiple “violations of codes and ordinances, dangerous conditions, structural issues, and threats to the health, safety, and welfare of the occupants, employees, or other citizens.”

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