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Black Jack Media, Pasco County settle dispute over bus ads

DADE CITY — Pasco commissioners have settled a long-running dispute with Black Jack Media, the advertising company hired three years ago to install full-length vinyl "wraps" on the sides of county buses.

By a 4-0 vote, commissioners Tuesday agreed to settle claims the company fell behind by more than $117,000.

Under the original deal, the sides were to split revenues generated from the ads, but the county argued Black Jack had fallen in arrears over several months.

Black Jack countered that eight Pasco buses were broken down for weeks and even months at time, making it impossible to collect from advertisers.

The county gave credits for the out-of-service buses, but Black Jack said it wasn't enough to cover its costs.

The county has since retired the eight buses and purchased five new ones.

Under the settlement, the Hudson-based company will receive a $64,112 credit from the county and pay back $53,433 over 24 months starting Sept. 1.

Black Jack Media, Pasco County settle dispute over bus ads 08/07/14 [Last modified: Thursday, August 7, 2014 1:53pm]
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