The motel must be vacated by midnight Monday, July 27; the state health department believes no guests are staying at this property. The Chinook Motel can't reopen until a hearing is held. The owner has 10 days to request a hearing and 28 days to contest the charges.
Motels offering three or more units to guests for less than 30 days must be licensed by the state's Facilities and Services Licensing Program. The program licenses about 1,700 motels, hotels, inns, resorts, and bed and breakfast facilities in the state. It enforces health and safety standards for those establishments.