City of Neosho sues Newton County over allegedly withheld TIF payments

NEOSHO, Mo. — The city of Neosho, Missouri is sending a message to Newton County officials, the city wants its TIF payments.

The city filed a suit alleging the county withheld TIF moneys owed to Neosho.

Neosho officials say these payments were agreed on years ago, and were paid until 2015.

The city says it plans to use the funds for public improvement projects, including safety improvements near I49.

In a statement, Newton County commissioners say they are disappointed to receive the summons from the city.

They say the city did not file the required invoices to receive the TIF payments.