The City of Hot Springs issued an urgent public warning today that entering the Majestic Hotel active abatement site not only poses an extreme health danger but is trespassing and breaking the law.
Recent evidence of breaching the property has been reported to the city by the contractor, DT Services, along with elevated concerns for public health and safety. The site is currently under surveillance, and security fencing is in place.
Abatement of the Lanai Suites has been completed, and the contractor has begun abatement work in the Lanai Tower section. “Heavy equipment, degraded structural conditions and the presence of hazardous substances contribute to extremely dangerous conditions at the site,” stated Lance Spicer, Assistant City Manager and project manager. “Anyone entering the building without proper protective gear is at high risk for health complications.”
The “MajestiCam,” a live video stream on the city’s website of activities at the Majestic Hotel complex, has been reactivated now that visible operations have increased. The MajestiCam page can be found in the Departments menu under Public Information or by clicking a portal image located near the bottom of the city’s home page. The live stream is conducted by the Hot Springs Public Information Department in cooperation with the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts.