JACKSON, MO (KFVS) - Heaters across the Heartland are already buzzing as cold air moves in.
For many it's a huge headache as they wonder how they will they pay the bills.
In Jackson, some residents feared their utility may not sign a contract with the East Missouri Action Agency.
The group helps provide heating assistance to low income families, but the utility company also needs to be on board.
Late Friday afternoon Joan Evans with the City of Jackson said, "There was a legal issue that needed to be reviewed carefully before signing any agreement."
She added "nothing has changed and people should still get help."
The East Missouri Action Agency certainly hopes so, as the need continues to grow.
The City of Jackson has yet to make the decision official by signing the agreement although again it appears that will happen.
Last year the energy assistance program assisted 281 households in the Jackson area.