Electricity will be shut off if violations go uncorrected.
Over the last couple of months, volunteers and members of Father's House located on Jim Mann Road have been working to bring the facility up to code in hopes of avoiding being shut down by the county.
Earlier this summer, citing building and environmental issues at Father's House, which operates as a church and homeless shelter, Macon County officials advised the center's pastor, Lowell Monteith, that the power would be shut off to the building if the violations were not corrected by month's end. While the building was not brought up to compliance, the county was unable to cut the power to the operation because the building's electricity was connected to neighboring buildings.
While the county debated their next move, members of Father's House have been taking advantage of the extra time to improve the facility in hopes of meeting the county's requirements. Dr. Gordon Mercer, church member and WCU professor, updated commissioners last Tuesday to let them know of the improvements made to the shelter.