Uncle Billy’s survey complete: ‘Suspected asbestos’ found; concerns raised about feral cats on property



Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald On Monday, a bag of cat food sits outside the fence surrounding Uncle Billy's hotel in Hilo.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A fence and 24-hour security on Monday keep people from trespassing on the former Uncle Billy's property in Hilo.

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A cat sits outside the fence Monday outside the former Uncle Billy's hotel property in Hilo.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Monday a hazardous materials survey indicated “suspected asbestos” in the former Uncle Billy’s Hilo Bay Hotel.