COLUMBIA CITY â€” As part of new legislation, utility companies have to notify their customers of the right to a hearing before being disconnected.
The City of Columbia City worked toward compliance with that legislation at last weekâ€™s meeting, as City Attorney Marcia McNagny presented the Board of Works with the verbiage that will now be included in disconnect notices.
â€śPeople have always had the opportunity for a hearing,â€ť McNagny said.
â€śThe courtâ€™s ruling was that we now have to notify them â€” thatâ€™s why weâ€™re doing this. They just have to be notified of their right to a hearing.â€ť
Essentially, there have been no changes to the cityâ€™s policy for disconnect.
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