WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — A Westborough lodging house owner has been asked to appear before the Board of Selectmen on Sept. 25 to address state housing code violations including cleanliness, maintenance and repairs.
The Board of Selectmen voted Tuesday to call Rasheed Wareb to the meeting to answer questions about the East Main Street property. The Board is considering revoking Warab's license to operate the lodging house.
Director of public health Paul McNulty told the board Warab was given 30 days to address violations after an inspection of the bathrooms, halls and common areas of the 13-unit facility in June.
McNulty said that, following a re-inspection, "about half" of the violations were fixed.
"An additional inspection of the basement laundry room revealed additional violations," McNulty said in a memo to the board dated Aug. 21.
McNulty said a court order has been issued by Worcester Housing Court mandating that the bathrooms be re-done and all other violations fixed by Oct. 31.
McNulty said that, because there is a bathroom on each floor, work could be staggered in order to have minimal impact on the residents of the lodging house.