Electric Ordinance Overhaul Proposed in Lansdale
Lansdale officials are considering a major overhaul of their electric ordinance. The borough buys power in bulk for resale to its residents and there has not been a proposal to change the ordinance this significantly in at least 30 years. One of the proposed updates would allow customers that have had their service turned off for lack of payment get it back without having to pay the reconnection charge at the same time as their back balance. Instead it would be included with their next electric bill. Other proposed changes would better define service termination procedures and allow the borough to hold the electric security deposits of renters after they vacate their apartments until their accounts are brought into good standing. Borough council will consider the electric ordinance update at its business meeting in May.