2 apartment complexes served shut off notices - WNEM TV 5

2 apartment complexes served shut off notices

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

The City of Flint is posting shut off notices at commercial properties that haven’t made an attempt to pay past due utility bills.

City officials report they have made numerous attempts to get the owners of two apartment complex, Ballenger Manor Apartments, and Lakeside Apartments, to  pay the balance of the current month’s bill, plus 10 percent of the past due balance.

But the city says the owners have not responded, and have not made a payment or payment arrangements.

The city does say that water/sewer fees are included in the rent residents pay at the complexes.

“We appreciate the landlords that have stepped up and made payments on their utility accounts. However, there are still landlords who collect rent but refuse to accept the city’s offer to allow water and sewer service to continue by paying only the current bill and 10 percent of the past due amount - that is wrong,” said Mayor Weaver. “One owner hasn’t paid the City of Flint for utility services since 2015. We do not want to shut off water to anyone’s home and will exhaust every option before doing so, but the city just can’t afford to not be paid for water and sewer services that are being provided.”   

City records show the utility account for Lakeside Apartments has a total past due balance of $47,811.78, Ballenger Manor owes $11,912.62.

Representatives from the Red Cross and United Way plan to visit the complexes next week to speak with residents about assistance available to help with relocation, if necessary.  

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