WILLISTON, N.D. — Officials in Williston are standing by their previous decision and forcing a 400-bed man camp to close because of city code violations.
The Williston Herald reports that Black Gold Lodge petitioned the city to reverse a Jan. 13 decision to shut down the facility Tuesday evening. City commissioners moved to take no action, allowing their previous vote to stand.
Black Gold came under city limits in 2013 through a land annexation. The city requires sprinkler systems and commissioners had given Black Gold until Dec. 31, 2014, to install one, but the company says contractor issues stalled the installation.
Black Gold says it’s now in compliance with city code and has spent nearly $700,000 installing the system.
Commissioner Chris Brostuen argued the situation is “pure negligence,” which the commission should not reward.
Information from: Williston Herald, http://www.willistonherald.com
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