|Workers came into hot and dark offices|
this morning due to the power being shut off.
Head custodian, Coleen Sweeper tried contacting City Manager Lance Boil without success and was forced to leave him a voice mail on his answering service.
|After wondering around in the dark, city office workers were|
sent home. "I've done this before, but never
in the actual dark", one worker was quoted saying.
BP&L was contacted by Channel 1 News and said they were standing fast by their policy of shutting off power to delinquent accounts. An official at the power company speaking anonymously said the city's last payment was paid with a check that was returned due to insufficient funds. The power company gave the city a chance to correct the problem this month, but payment wasn't received as promised by the due date.
In a further update, Channel 1 News just learned attempts to contact the City Manager and the Mayor are now being hampered by the local phone service company. Service has been terminated for similar non payment reasons. Channel 1 New will take over and continue trying to reach these important elected officials in hopes of getting the current crisis remedied.
"Bridgeport is too fine a city to be in this situation. Perhaps it's time the Mayor stay home and do his job!" said defiant City Attorney Pat McGroin, who called Channel 1 News just before this story went to print. Sounds like there are dark days ahead for the Mayor...............