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The Scenic View Motel in Bournedale is temporarily out of business.

The Bourne Board of Health voted unanimously at its meeting Wednesday, March 6 to suspend the business’s operating license for 90 days.

The board’s decision was made based on an inspection conducted by the Bourne Health Department and Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Haden on February 26 and February 27. Health agent Terri A. Guarino said the motel has a history of violations and notices being issued that were not corrected by the owners of the property.

“There are violations of our regulations, in addition to state sanitary code issues, Massachusetts general laws that regulate licenses for this type of establishment,” Ms. Guarino said.

Ms. Guarino noted that guests have been staying in rooms at the Scenic View longer than the three weeks allowed under the town’s heath regulations. Only two of the motel’s 12 units are permitted for guests to stay up to 90 days. The people who have stayed longer than allowed were not staying in those efficiency units, Ms. Guarino said.

Dep. Chief Haden reported to the board that he uncovered numerous violations of the town’s fire safety codes. He pointed out that smoking materials were uncovered in some of the motel’s units, in violation of no smoking regulations.

He said there were missing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. His inspection also discovered un-permitted electrical appliances, such as hot plates and toaster ovens in some rooms. Outside of the building, there was trash and propane tanks that posed a fire hazard, he said.

On several occasions, board chairman Kathleen M. Peterson took time to calm a thoroughly distraught and tearful Vickie W. Brady, the motel’s manager. Sitting in the front row of audience chairs in the conference room at the Bourne Veteran’s Memorial Community Center, the 63-year-old sobbed throughout much of the hearing. She apologized for the state of disrepair the motel had fallen into, and told members that she lives in the manager’s quarters of the motel. If the business were to be shut down, she would have nowhere to live.

Ms. Brady told the board that the motel’s owner, Dennis M. Waitekunas, had made it her responsibility to bring in guests so the motel could make money and he could pay for the needed repairs. Ms. Peterson assured Ms. Brady that she was not to blame for the problems with the motel. Responsibility fell squarely with Mr. Waitekunas, who lives in Tequestra, Florida, and did not attend the hearing.

At one point, Ms. Peterson came forward from the table where the board was seated to speak directly with Ms. Brady, and assure her that the board was not holding her responsible for the problems at the Scenic View.

Member Stanley D. Andrews made a motion that operational license for the motel be suspended for 90 days. His motion did not include any fines, but if the violations are not addressed, Mr. Waitekunas will not be allowed to conduct business, Mr. Andrews said.

“If he doesn’t, he will not be able to reopen until he does,” Mr. Andrews said.

In addition, Ms. Brady would be allowed to occupy the manager’s quarters so that she can facilitate the necessary repairs. Occupancy would be dependent on the unit passing an inspection by the fire department. Dep. Chief Haden said he would be available to do an inspection on Thursday, March 7. As of 3 PM Thursday, that inspection had not been held.

The motion also stipulated that if the manager’s quarters do not pass inspection, Mr. Waitekunas would be held responsible for paying for Ms. Brady’s accommodations at another hotel.

Following the meeting, Ms. Peterson expressed outrage at Mr. Waitekunas and grief over the situation involving Ms. Brady.

“My heart just breaks for her,” she said.

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The manager's quarters at the Scenic View Motel in Buzzards Bay have been cleared for habitation following an inspection by town fire and health officials.

On Wednesday, March 6, the Bourne Board of Health voted unanimously to suspend the Scenic View Motel’s operating license for 90 days because of numerous fire and health code violations. No guests can stay at the motel until necessary repairs are made to the structure.

The board also voted that pending the results of an inspection by the fire department and the health department, the motel’s manager, Vickie Brady, would be allowed to stay in the manager’s quarters at the building.

On Thursday, March 7, Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Haden and Bourne Health Agent Terri A. Guarino conducted an inspection of the manager’s quarters at the Scenic View Motel.

Deputy Chief Haden said that his inspection “did not find any fire or life safety code violations in the manager’s quarters.” Ms. Guarino said that the manager’s quarters did pass the health department’s inspection, which means that Ms. Brady will be allowed to stay in her present accommodations.

Ms. Guarino stressed that the health department’s decision regarding the manager’s quarters and Ms. Brady being allowed to stay could change if a future inspection determines any further deterioration.

If the inspection had determined that the manager’s quarters were uninhabitable, the health board would have held motel owner Dennis Waitekunas financially responsible for relocating Ms. Brady to new accommodations.

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19 hours ago, Eagles Dare said:

The Scenic View Motel in Bournedale is temporarily out of business.

The Bourne Board of Health voted unanimously at its meeting Wednesday, March 6 to suspend the business’s operating license for 90 days.

The board’s decision was made based on an inspection conducted by the Bourne Health Department and Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Haden on February 26 and February 27. Health agent Terri A. Guarino said the motel has a history of violations and notices being issued that were not corrected by the owners of the property.

“There are violations of our regulations, in addition to state sanitary code issues, Massachusetts general laws that regulate licenses for this type of establishment,” Ms. Guarino said.

Ms. Guarino noted that guests have been staying in rooms at the Scenic View longer than the three weeks allowed under the town’s heath regulations. Only two of the motel’s 12 units are permitted for guests to stay up to 90 days. The people who have stayed longer than allowed were not staying in those efficiency units, Ms. Guarino said.

Dep. Chief Haden reported to the board that he uncovered numerous violations of the town’s fire safety codes. He pointed out that smoking materials were uncovered in some of the motel’s units, in violation of no smoking regulations.

He said there were missing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. His inspection also discovered un-permitted electrical appliances, such as hot plates and toaster ovens in some rooms. Outside of the building, there was trash and propane tanks that posed a fire hazard, he said.

On several occasions, board chairman Kathleen M. Peterson took time to calm a thoroughly distraught and tearful Vickie W. Brady, the motel’s manager. Sitting in the front row of audience chairs in the conference room at the Bourne Veteran’s Memorial Community Center, the 63-year-old sobbed throughout much of the hearing. She apologized for the state of disrepair the motel had fallen into, and told members that she lives in the manager’s quarters of the motel. If the business were to be shut down, she would have nowhere to live.

Ms. Brady told the board that the motel’s owner, Dennis M. Waitekunas, had made it her responsibility to bring in guests so the motel could make money and he could pay for the needed repairs. Ms. Peterson assured Ms. Brady that she was not to blame for the problems with the motel. Responsibility fell squarely with Mr. Waitekunas, who lives in Tequestra, Florida, and did not attend the hearing.

At one point, Ms. Peterson came forward from the table where the board was seated to speak directly with Ms. Brady, and assure her that the board was not holding her responsible for the problems at the Scenic View.

Member Stanley D. Andrews made a motion that operational license for the motel be suspended for 90 days. His motion did not include any fines, but if the violations are not addressed, Mr. Waitekunas will not be allowed to conduct business, Mr. Andrews said.

“If he doesn’t, he will not be able to reopen until he does,” Mr. Andrews said.

In addition, Ms. Brady would be allowed to occupy the manager’s quarters so that she can facilitate the necessary repairs. Occupancy would be dependent on the unit passing an inspection by the fire department. Dep. Chief Haden said he would be available to do an inspection on Thursday, March 7. As of 3 PM Thursday, that inspection had not been held.

The motion also stipulated that if the manager’s quarters do not pass inspection, Mr. Waitekunas would be held responsible for paying for Ms. Brady’s accommodations at another hotel.

Following the meeting, Ms. Peterson expressed outrage at Mr. Waitekunas and grief over the situation involving Ms. Brady.

“My heart just breaks for her,” she said.

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The manager's quarters at the Scenic View Motel in Buzzards Bay have been cleared for habitation following an inspection by town fire and health officials.

On Wednesday, March 6, the Bourne Board of Health voted unanimously to suspend the Scenic View Motel’s operating license for 90 days because of numerous fire and health code violations. No guests can stay at the motel until necessary repairs are made to the structure.

The board also voted that pending the results of an inspection by the fire department and the health department, the motel’s manager, Vickie Brady, would be allowed to stay in the manager’s quarters at the building.

On Thursday, March 7, Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Haden and Bourne Health Agent Terri A. Guarino conducted an inspection of the manager’s quarters at the Scenic View Motel.

Deputy Chief Haden said that his inspection “did not find any fire or life safety code violations in the manager’s quarters.” Ms. Guarino said that the manager’s quarters did pass the health department’s inspection, which means that Ms. Brady will be allowed to stay in her present accommodations.

Ms. Guarino stressed that the health department’s decision regarding the manager’s quarters and Ms. Brady being allowed to stay could change if a future inspection determines any further deterioration.

If the inspection had determined that the manager’s quarters were uninhabitable, the health board would have held motel owner Dennis Waitekunas financially responsible for relocating Ms. Brady to new accommodations.

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another slumlord, what a scumbag. 

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Many years ago when I stayed at the Herring Run Motel, I would ask for the room farthest back from the Scenic Hwy.

 

That was the far left room in the building that ran parallel with the herring run that ran from the Motel's pool up to Great Herring Pond.  The backside of that building was just a few feet from the run 

 

I would always leave the bathroom window ajar when I went to bed.  The sound of the bubbling water coming down from the pond as I fell to sleep was so soothing after a hard day of live-lining herring across the street.

 

 

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The ones who stayed at the right side , would lower the windows and put a few herring in the room for early morning fishing . Things do change over the years . The operator the motel ran a side business catching herring inside the locked gates and did very well from what i recall in another time.

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1 hour ago, Joe G said:

Many years ago when I stayed at the Herring Run Motel, I would ask for the room farthest back from the Scenic Hwy.

 

That was the far left room in the building that ran parallel with the herring run that ran from the Motel's pool up to Great Herring Pond.  The backside of that building was just a few feet from the run 

 

I would always leave the bathroom window ajar when I went to bed.  The sound of the bubbling water coming down from the pond as I fell to sleep was so soothing after a hard day of live-lining herring across the street.

 

 

That was where everyone would jump the fence and net herring from the run. Those were the wildest of times.

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38 mins ago, bob_G said:

That was where everyone would jump the fence and net herring from the run. Those were the wildest of times.

There and everywhere else. :laugh:

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6 hours ago, bob_G said:

That was where everyone would jump the fence and net herring from the run.....

Bob, its been so many years ago, but I seem to recall there being a herring counter located somewhere back there.  Yes/No?

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7 mins ago, Joe G said:

Bob, its been so many years ago, but I seem to recall there being a herring counter located somewhere back there.  Yes/No?

You would be correct. The DMF had an old analog counter right where the fish entered the pond. The counter was highly inaccurate and its results were not to be trusted.  I was there one day and helped them set it up. The biologist used a water bottle to simulate a herring. After attaching it to a string, he would run the bottle through the entrance tube.  He said a water bottle closely resembled a herring in both size and density. He ran the bottle through the tube 20-30 times and the counter number remained 0000. After playing with the sensitivity and gain knobs, he finally got a reading. I still recall it. He ran the bottle through the tube 14 times and got a reading of 1. He looked me right in the eye and said this year's ratio was 1 to 14. So every fish the recorded would represent a count of 14. He explained that from there they applied some voodoo math results after the season, and those were the figures they gave the town. 

 

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