Lehighton Light and Power is turning to customers to recoup increased electricity costs brought on by the harsh winter.
On a 5-0 vote, borough council at a special meeting agreed to recover the charges of the Power Purchase Cost Adjustment over a fixed period of a three-month period, from March through May.
Councilmen Scott Rehrig, Darryl Arner, John Kreitz, Councilwoman Helen Torok and council President Grant Hunsicker were in favor. Councilwoman Bessie Bauchspies and Councilman Joe Flickinger were absent.
Rehrig said, "It's fair to stretch it out for three months."