The Rockford Fire and Police Department and city code enforcement officers met with hotel management and their lawyer in a 5 hour-long inspection at the Clock Tower Resort.
The inspection comes just days after a shooting on Saturday that left one man dead, and five others wounded.
“So we were inspecting the critical building systems of the structure specifically related to the life and safety of the occupants of the facility,” said Todd Cagnoni, the City’s Director of Community and Economic Development.
The City has also received complaints related to the building and wanted to inspect the property.
“Yes, we did identify some code violations throughout the building,” said Cagnoni. “Some were related to deferred maintenance, and some were of critical importance to the facility.”
Cagnoni says code violations included fire alarm and suppression systems, lighting, and security.
“In regards to the doors being secured from entrance and exits. Through a security system and/or locking system,” he said. “Those were deficient in some areas.”
As management works to get the resort back up to code, they were asked to hire fire watch and security personnel.
“We had asked the owner representatives to hire a third party contractor for fire and security measures so that they could evaluate the building properties 24/7 while the existing code violations are being corrected.”
The hotel will remain open as resort management and officials work together in order to bring the facility back up to code.