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Lodging License for Holland Motel in Janet Chandler Case Up for Revocation


HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The motel made infamous in the Janet Chandler murder case may face closure. The Holland City Council is expected tonight to call for a public hearing next month into the recommended public lodging license revocation for the Economy Inn off of US-31 near 16th Street. Work on correcting violations cited by inspectors last December has been “spotty at best,” according to City Manager Ryan Cotton, and another check last month revealed persistent issues. Chandler was working at the then-Blue Mill Inn prior to her 1979 death.

Meanwhile, a motion to schedule a public hearing next month on the possible revocation of the lodging license of the neighboring Wooden Shoe Motel that was initially on tonight's council meeting agenda has been deleted. The owner of the motel has been given a probationary license through next spring that hinges on having code violations addressed in a timely matter, and this hearing was scheduled as a part of that process.