Thursday, for the first time, Muskegon Public Safety Director Jeffrey Lewis said there were 11 potential fire and health-related violations.
"There was a leaking roof, poor housekeeping resulting in a large fire load, several containers of hazardous material that was not stored in the proper cabinets and wasn't labeled properly, combustible materials stored near an ignition source," he said.
There was also no key box to allow fire department access to the building, the electrical panel and furnace blocked by stored materials and exit signs not properly lit and not functioning. But he refused to disclose the other four findings.
"We felt these were safety issues that could affect the clientele that visited the clinic," Lewis said. He added that Dr. Robert Alexander, who ran the clinic, told Muskegon city officials he will not reopen the clinic that's been operating in the area for at least 20 years.
"There are certain standards that he has to meet with the state of Michigan and he feels at this time he cannot meet those, and he doesn't want to entertain that and so our information is that he is not going to reopen the clinic."