City Councilor: Management could face citation in Fulton Apartment problem

Posted at 6:54 PM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 23:19:24-05

TULSA -- New developments in a story that 2 Works for You investigator Katie Wisely broke Friday, residents at the Fulton Plaza, who have been without heat for more than a month, not only are still without heat but a city councilor says, "If heat is not fixed by tomorrow (Wednesday), there could be a citation issued."

Councilor Karen Gilbert says it’s highly likely that tenants haven’t had heat since way before December 7. That date is just when the complex acknowledged it and gave tenants a notice.

The Fire Marshall met with apartment management Tuesday and they say pipes burst. Residents say they have been told the pipes will be fixed Wednesday.

The TFD says residents cannot continue to live there without heat, but they will not be evacuating them Tuesday night. 

Apartment managers told 2 Works for You the boiler would be fixed Monday, but people who live there said that didn't happen.        

After 2 Works for You notified Tulsa Fire Department Friday, apartment management was required to have a fire watch crew present to monitor space heaters in 40 units. They were supposed to be on site 24 hours a day until the boiler was fixed.

Some tenants want a deduction in rent, after not having heat for more than a month.

A text message from a tenant showed that management claims the heat would be turned on by Tuesday and they wouldn't make an adjustment on rent.

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