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County red tag was not for remodeling, Golden Valley fire chief says
1/27/2014 6:00:00 AM
By Doug McMurdo
KINGMAN - For lack of a permit, Mohave County recently issued a stop work order at a former station the Golden Valley Fire District is in the process of selling.
The red-tag order prompted rumors Chief Tom O'Donohue was remodeling the building prior to selling it - an idea the district's board of directors rejected late last summer.
O'Donohue said he failed to recognize the need for a contractor to perform "minor" plumbing and electrical repairs at the publicly-owned building when he addressed the issue at Wednesday's board meeting.
"I didn't realize I needed a licensed contractor," he said. "I take full responsibility. The buyer wanted changes made prior to funding. This was nothing but good intentions ... and they have not spent a dime of taxpayer money."
O'Donohue said the district has used inmate labor to clean up the building and the grounds around it in preparation for the sale, and that an assistant chief performed the repairs. Mold was eradicated from a shower area, but no extensive or expensive work was done.
"This work should not be confused with a remodel," he said.
Director Steve Robinson compared it to someone with a house on the market making repairs.
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