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UPDATE: Heat on after being off for weeks

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 16:23:15-05

LANSING, Mich. — A couple now has heat in their apartment after not having any for three weeks.

Kaitlin Kim mil, a resident from Autumn Ridge, contacted us on Wednesday to say, "if it weren't for us, they probably wouldn't have their heat back on right now."

Autumn Ridge Management is still set to meet with the Lansing City Council Public Safety Committee on Dec. 5 to make sure they followed up with any of their other tenant issues.

Complaints from people who live there came up during the Nov. 21 public safety meeting at the Lansing City Council meeting.

We first told you about the couple going without heat for a month at the apartments.

Lansing City Council President Carol Wood said she would do whatever it takes to make sure these residents got their heat back on.

She said, "We're going to go to bat for them."

During the public safety meeting several Autumn Ridge residents came forward to express their concerns.

The Code Enforcement Manager was at the meeting and said they hadn't even heard about the heating issue until seeing our story earlier that week.

"There's actually 7 furnaces out on the property out of 618 units," said Scott Sanford, Manager and Lead House Inspector.

Sanford stated that they spoke with the district manager of Autumn Ridge and they said they are working with Hag er Fox Heating and Cooling company to work out the furnace issues.

We reached out to Autumn Ridge for a comment and they still would not comment on the issues.

"They should have somebody out there by Friday or Monday," said Sanford.

Carol Wood says if Autumn Ridge doesn't start to fix their residents heat issues soon there may be consequences.

"If corrective notices aren't being taken care of we worked with the city attorney to make sure that people will be ticketed and they could receive a ticket that could be $500 a day per day until the corrective action is taken."

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