- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The Lawrence mayor says the city is seeking reimbursement after money was overpaid to a hotel through a redevelopment agreement.

The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/1lQ2AIy ) reports that unspecified overpayments were found during a city-ordered audit of The Oread hotel’s special taxing district. Mayor Mike Amyx said commissioners heard the audit results Tuesday night. The upscale hotel is located 1 ½ block from the University of Kansas campus.

The city’s agreement with The Oread allows private developers of the hotel to keep a large amount of the sales taxes generated there to pay for parking and other infrastructure.

City documents say the special taxing district has generated more than $2 million for the development group. A phone message that that The Associate Press left for the hotel on Wednesday wasn’t immediately returned.


Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com



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