No Action on Jazz Hall of Fame

Oct 8, 2012

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame remains in the Union Depot, at least for now. The Tulsa County Industrial Authority, which is made up of County Commissioners, held a special meeting today to discuss the Hall’s inability to pay its bills.

The Hall of Fame, however, says it has paid its debts as of last Friday. But, since the banks are closed for Columbus Day, the Commissioners delayed any action until next week’s regular Authority meeting. They want to be sure the checks clear the bank. In the past some Jazz Hall of Fame checks have bounced.

The Hall of Fame says the money came from members and special donors.

The Jazz Hall of Fame rents space in the old county-owned Tulsa Union Depot. The Depot was renovated for the Hall of Fame with $4-million in funding from Vision 2025.

The Authority was also told the Hall had made payments to the Public Service Company of Oklahoma for past due utility bills.

The discussion will continue next  Monday.