Blair Oaks District Asks for Specifics on Tax Overpayment
Blair Oaks School officials said Monday they will pay back money owed to Cole County that it received in a tax miscalculation. But the district wants the county to get the exact amount owed certified by a third party. Cole County miscalculated the amount of money it owed different government entities from a surtax. It gave itself and Blair Oaks School District too much money. It gave Jefferson City too little money. Blair Oaks agrees it owes something in the neighborhood of $650,000, but it wants details for its settlement with the county.
In response, Jefferson City said it will file a lawsuit if Blair Oaks does not sign off on the deal by Tuesday at 5 p.m., meaning the deal would be off and the parties would have to battle it out in court.