BARTLESVILLE, Okla. -- The early summer heat is beating down on a building of tenants in Bartlesville who claim the air conditioning broke nearly 30 days ago. The City is now keeping a watchful eye.
“This is not how we want to live," an anonymous tenant said.
Some windows are propped open, some with air conditioning units attached and others shut, trapping the heat inside.
“It would almost reach 100 degrees inside the room," the tenant said.
Tenants at Johnstone Apartments claim they haven’t had AC since May 1.
“Everybody cooks so the temperature increases, but that doesn’t get out and so you’re there in 100 degrees and it is really bad," the tenant said. "You can’t sleep; you can’t do anything. You’re just so uncomfortable."
The woman is a tenant on the second floor. She says she found out about the problem by a flyer posted in the lobby.
“A piece of paper that said they were aware of what is happening and that they know it’s broken and that it would be fixed by the 15th of May," the tenant said.
The City says code enforcement first inspected the complex on May 14. They say management ordered new parts to fix the air conditioning unit and claim now cool air is starting to set in. But property owners will go before a hearing officer Thursday.
“It’s all centralized; how do you fix 1 and 2 floors and not 5, 6 our 7 floors?" the tenant said.
2 Works for You went to get answers, but management wasn’t there.
“I didn’t see any repair people come in or go out," the tenant said.
The City of Bartlesville says the property will be checked again Thursday, before the case hearing. But won’t be required to check if the problem has been mitigated.
“I’m not sure how they’re going to talk their way out out of this," the tenant said.
For now, tenants will do whatever they can to get some relief and hope they’ll get answers Thursday.
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