(WELLINGTON, Kan) — Wellington's City Council agrees not to turn off people's power during excessive heat. The decision was reached Tuesday during a work session.
The issue was raised last month when nearly 100 customers lost power due to unpaid bills.
Council member Jim Valentine pushed for a change, citing health concerns for people who lose their air conditioning during hot summer months. He wanted a rule similar to what's in place during cold weather.
City Manager Gus Collins confirms the council decided on a heat moratorium. He says the city will direct staff to use common sense before disconnecting power. There are no temperature specific rules.
The official change will be done on paper in the coming weeks.