- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame no longer faces eviction after paying a bill it owed to Tulsa County.

The Tulsa World reports (https://bit.ly/1RsFeUZ ) that the Tulsa County Board of County Commissioners had said it was prepared to begin the Jazz Hall’s eviction process if it didn’t pay the downtown assessment fee it owed since August. The Jazz Hall was told Nov. 4 to repay the county in 30 days.

The Jazz Hall, which is housed at the Union Depot, faced eviction and seizure of assets for $11,000 in overdue insurance payments earlier this year.

Tulsa County spokesman Michael Willis said the repayment of the Downtown Stadium Improvement District assessment fee was received in the form of a cashier’s check.

Last year, the Jazz Hall faced eviction over a Downtown Stadium Improvement District assessment of over $8,000. In 2012, the Tulsa County Industrial Authority notified the Jazz Hall that it was in default on its lease and the hall received 30 days other past-due bills.

Jazz Hall Executive Director Jason McIntosh didn’t return the newspaper’s call Thursday.

The Union Depot was bought and purchased by Tulsa County for the Jazz Hall of Fame’s use. The $4 million acquisition was part of Tulsa County’s Vision 2025 sales-tax program.

The Jazz Hall is required to pay for property insurance, the annual downtown assessment and utilities as part of its long-term lease.


Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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