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Sugar Loaf ski resort officially up to code

The closed Sugar Loaf ski resort is officially up to code, according to the Leelanau County administrator.

LEELANAU COUNTY, Mi - The closed Sugar Loaf ski resort is officially up to code, according to the Leelanau County administrator.

The resort, which has a new owner, has been vacant for nearly 17 years.

Leelanau County told owner Jeff Katofsky that he needed to bring the building up to code by May 1.

The California lawyer did just that by boarding up the resort and installing a 3,000 ft. fence around the property.

“There were code violations. Obviously when you have a building that has broken windows and the roof leaks and people are going into and having parties then it becomes a safety hazard,” said Leelanau County Administrator, Chet Janik. “We realize that he's not going to open his door until next year, but the laws the law and he needs to comply by the codes. So, we worked out a compromise and I’m pleased to know that he's following through, which is a good sign.”

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