Niagara Falls, New York Mayor says Wallenda has not paid up
According to the Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati, Nik Wallenda is all paid up.
But his counterpart across the border is telling a different story.
Niagara Falls, New York Mayor Paul Dyster tells 610 CKTB's Tim Denis the wirewalker still owes the city 25 thousand dollars for safety and security for his June wirewalk over the falls
Dyster says as part of the agreement Wallenda originally signed with the New York state government when it waved an anti stunting law he was to assume all public safety and security costs.
The Mayor says the total bill was 43 thousand dollars but First Niagara Bank paid just over 17 thousand dollars of that as part of a sponsorship deal.
Dyster adds he doesn't understand why Wallenda's lawyers suddenly sent the city a letter saying the wirewalker wouldn't be paying the 25 thousand because the city planned security beyond what he had agreed to.
He says that's not the case, security was based on the geography on the U-S side which is quite a bit different then the Canadian side and required more policing.