Report: 3 rooms contaminated

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By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

The owner of the Bronson Motel has been given 30 days to remedy a problem stemming from the discovery of methamphetamine on the premises, according to officials.

Town officials sent motel owner Ella Baumbach a citation March 19 stating several of the motel’s rooms needed to be evaluated by licensed contractors after law enforcement arrested three people there March 6 on charges related to the sale and production of meth.

The drug is known to leave hazardous chemical residues in places where it’s made or kept.

Town officials on April 2 issued a stop work order after it was learned that Baumbach had been cleaning the rooms with unlicensed workers. In an interview that same day, Baumbach said that, though several people were arrested for meth, the drug wasn’t being manufactured in her motel but added she was working on finding a qualified contractor to evaluate the rooms.

Two days later, Meth Lab Cleanup LLC sampled six of the


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