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Re: Just when you thought it was safe to read the paper

Postby twobits » Feb 2nd, 2016, 9:03 pm

madmudder wrote:Obviously the city doesn't have a leg to stand on over this. If they did they would turn off the power till the bill was paid. That's what happens to business and residential customers in Penticton. Is Mayor and council reluctant to enforce the bylaws.

Not much of a leg to stand on but they can't turn off the power as long as all bills submitted were paid in full and continue to be paid in full as submitted. Since this past billing error is in dispute, and now before the courts to decide, the City would instantly be liable for every cent of business loss incurred from the power being turned off as some sort of leverage for payment.
I don't know what the monthly revenue for the Hotel is but would surmise it to be well into the six digits. It would be foolish to cut off the power before a judgment in their favour so not cutting off their power right now is not a measure of how strong a case the City might believe they have, but rather a rather wise move in that they hardly need to dig a deeper hole than they are already in.
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