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Council suspends electric shutoffs for the winter


Middletown residents who are behind in paying their electric bill will not have their electricity shutoff over the winter.

Middletown Borough Council voted 9-0 on Monday, Nov. 17 to suspend electricity shutoffs from now until the end of March.

The time period for the suspension is consistent with the no shutoff period imposed upon utilities that are regulated by the Pennsylvania Utility Commission.

The borough had suspended electrical shutoffs in 2013. Last June, council voted to reinstate the shutoffs to try to collect an estimated $340,000 in unpaid electric bills.