Who should pay for police overtime on Ironman weekend?

Betty Little

June 02, 2009

By JON HOCHSCHARTNER, Enterprise Intern POSTED: June 2, 2009 

LAKE PLACID - State police, Ironman triathlon organizers, the Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau and other local leaders are in discussions regarding who should foot the bill for state police overtime incurred at future Ironman races.

State police Capt. Michael Girard said the overtime costs from last year's Ironman weekend totaled approximately $53,000, which came out of the state police budget. That includes having troopers control traffic on the more than 50-mile course that runs through Keene, Upper Jay, Jay and Wilmington while patrolling the rest of the North Country as well.

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