Westar Energy put up a delinquent notice at the Farmers and Bankers Building to shut off power on Oct. 7.
“There isn’t trouble,” says partner Michael Elzufon. “If there’s a notice, I guess it’s arguably about whether or not it’s premature.”
Partner Dave Lundberg says Real Development owes $10,000 on its energy bill and Westar also is demanding $10,000 for a utility deposit.
“We have never had a shut-off of a utility of any kind at any time in any building — period,” Elzufon says.
He wonders if this is a scare tactic on Westar’s part.
“I don’t know what you call this,” he says. “It’s rather interesting that these kinds of playing the laundry out in the middle of the world (happen). It’s a little frustrating . . . to say the least.”
In an e-mail, a Westar spokeswoman said she can’t discuss private account information.
“However, we are working with this customer to remedy the situation.”