WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen chose not to act the issue regarding health code violations of the 8 E. Main St. lodging house owned by Rasheed Wareb per reports that the violations will be fixed, but they made it clear they did not approve of the state of his facilities.
"The way it was on June 27 was completely unacceptable. Our job is to protect the people that live there," said Selectman George Barrette at Tuesday's meeting.
Wareb has until Oct. 31 to address the code violations. Reports from Westborough building inspector Tin Tway showed that Wareb had made significant progress and should be able to complete renovations by the deadline.
Westborough Public Health Director Paul McNulty initially took the complaint to the Worcester Housing Court after his reinspection of the unit following the noted violations revealed only "about half" had been addressed.
Violations involved the bathrooms, hallways and laundry room. Westborough Fire Chief Walter Perron also brought up concerns about the building's sprinkler system.
"we're not in contention as to correcting these items and going forward staying in compliance," Wareb's lawyer Peter Kachajian said to the Board.
If the violations are not fixed by the deadline, another meeting will be called to act on the possible revocation of Wareb's lodging house permit.