In a state known for wind energy, there is a community now blocking residents from using wind turbines at home.
Some Hutchinson homeowners use turbines as an alternative energy source. But the city says they must come down.
Doug Myers, resident and business owner said he calls it the "God complex," where the city is trying to take ownership of the air.
"When you talk to them, that's what you get," he said. "Like you will do what we say. If we say you're not going to use the air, you won't use it."
Myers makes and sells residential turbines. He also has one in his own yard.
"The man had papers for me to sign for and was served papers that said take the turbine down," Myers said.
The City of Hutchinson Planning Department told Eyewitness News they did not have time to go on camera Thursday, but they gave us a copy of the city ordinance. In it, it says if you have a lot that is half an acre to a full acre, your turbine must be 80 feet or shorter.
The turbine in Myers' yard stands six feet tall, but his lot less than half an acre. The ordinance does not say anything about lots less than half an acre.
For Meischa Bingle's family, a backup source of energy could mean life or death.
"We have a daughter who is hypoglycemic and she has to have her food available to her at all times because she can have a blood sugar crash out of nowhere," Bingle said.
She called the city for answers. She said officials gave her the runaround.
Bingle is one of many people in Hutchinson who want to install them. Myers now worries the city's law will put him out of business.
"This week alone, I've lost three sales. My most recent was yesterday," Myers said. "I've put almost every penny I have into the design and everything and so it really, really could shut us down."
Myers says the turbines can save families up to 40 percent on energy costs, but he says the city is forcing them to use Westar.
Residents have until June 14 to take the turbines down.