City Of Tulsa & Tulsa County Still Debating Fairgrounds Utility Bill

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 1:14 pm
By: News On 6

By Emory Bryan, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- The City of Tulsa and Tulsa County plan to meet again next week over an outstanding $297,500 utility bill. Tulsa County owes the bill to the City of Tulsa, which provides water, sewer and storm water service to the County Fairgrounds. Tulsa County has maintained it owes a lesser amount of the bill, while the City Council has rejected partial payments.

Both parties went through an all day mediation process with a result the County accepted, but the City Council rejected. The agreement was mediated by Mayor Dewey Bartlett and presented to the council for approval.

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The $297,500 bill includes a 1.5% penalty for unpaid bills, which has been accruing since the City annexed the fairgrounds and changed the rates charged for utility services.

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