Athens Official Releases Cost of Biden Visit

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The recent Athens visit from Vice-President Joe Biden cost the city nearly $3000.

In response to an inquiry by WOUB News, Athen Service Safety Director Paula Horan Moseley said today that Athens spent around $1000 for extra police personnel and around $900 for extra fire department personnel.

Also nearly $800 was spent for public works personnel to set-up and take down extra traffic control devices.

Moseley also reports the city was paid $600 for room rental at the Athens Community Center where Biden appeared.

Mosely says the money spent that weekend "was not a high dollar amount to ensure the Vice-President of the United States get in and out of our community safely."