ROCKLAND — The city’s largest motel passed its safety inspection Tuesday, Nov. 16, and the fire chief agreed to recommend the Rockland City Council extend the lodging license for another year.

“It was probably the best inspection I have ever done there,” Rockland Fire Chief Chris Whytock said Wednesday, Nov. 17 about the inspection he and Code Officer Wyatt Philbrook conducted. “Very minor issues that will all be corrected within a set timeline. I have no reason not to sign their license.”

The chief said the electrical work done in rooms without being inspected have been removed from service, and the the inn will be working on those rooms as there is time. He said no one will be renting the rooms until the work is complete and inspected by the city.

The City Council voted at its Monday, Nov. 15 meeting to extend the annual lodging license for 30 days contingent on the inn passing the inspection. The annual renewal will be on the Council’s agenda at its Monday, Dec. 13 meeting.

The City Council voted Monday, Nov. 8 to reject a renewal of the lodging license after the fire chief noted work that needed to be done had repeatedly not been done.

Trade Winds owner Aimee Liberty sent a letter to city councilors dated Nov. 12, which stated “I acknowledge and accept that our team has not performed to your expectations, nor have we been in compliance with specific rules and regulations in some cases. I commit to changing that.”

The Trade Winds, built in the mid-1960s and expanded multiple times over the decades, has 99 rooms.