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Airport Motel Owner Said Conditions Are Not That Bad and Plans Remodeling

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PASCO, Wash. - A Pasco motel's operating license will be suspended on Friday because the health department reports that it is unlivable.

On Thursday night one room had mold covering the wall located behind the backboard.  Earlier in the week there were reports of dead mice, mice droppings, soiled mattresses, sheets, and pillows, non-working smoke detectors, and many other violations.

Dusty Stark is the manager of the Airport Motel.  He said, "I feel bad for the people staying here."

Stark said and his wife Amanda live at the airport motel and have been running the business since August.  They said the owner, Hemant Mistery has not taken care of the business.

On Monday, the Health Department suspended the license of operation forcing everyone to vacant the motel. 

The Stark's say they were promised their pay checks Thursday but said the bank could not chase their checks because there were not any funds in the account.

Leaders with the state health department also said that the owner has not contacted them.      

After several tries throughout the day on Thursday KNDU was able to reach Mistery.  He said he plans on opening the motel back up once he remodels it.

He said the conditions were not that bad and blamed the guests for the conditions of the motel.

He also claims there has always been enough supplies for the guests.

Mistery said he is working with his attorneys.

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