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Port Huron Float Down - Cost to City

By City Staff

The City of Sarnia has incurred costs as a result of efforts to assist people attending the unsanctioned Port Huron Float Down event on August 21. The total estimated cost to the City is in the amount of $8,181.77. This total includes overtime costs and additional expenses directly incurred by each department.

City services that incurred costs include Sarnia Police Service, Sarnia Transit, Public Works, Sarnia Fire Rescue Services, and Parks and Recreation. These costs will directly impact the operating budgets for each of these departments.

Sarnia Police Service incurred costs of $3,405.92.

Sarnia Transit provided ten buses, drivers, and supervisory staff to make a total of nineteen trips to the US side of the Bluewater Bridge. The total cost incurred by Sarnia Transit is $1,977.97.

The Public Works Department was involved in the closure of streets for the purpose of convening US citizens. The total cost incurred by the Public Works Department is $712.40.

Sarnia Fire Rescue Services had a Marine Unit (vessel) on the water, as well as a fire apparatus, rescue truck, and crew members to assist on land. They assisted removing many people out of the water.  After the floaters were safe they removed floating debris. The total cost incurred by Sarnia Fire Rescue Services is $1,435.88.

Members of the Parks and Recreation Department staff cleaned up garbage on the Canadian shore. The total cost incurred by the Parks and Recreation Department is $649.60.

This article was posted Tuesday, August 23, 2016 3:41 PM

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