West Michigan: Newsmakers July 25, 2009




Grand Rapids Press:

Although flooding cut the B-93 Birthday Bash in half, the country music concert cost the city of Ionia nearly three times as much as past events, records show. City Manager Jason Eppler intends to seek $40,703 from Clear Channel Communications as reimbursement for public service bills than ran up in the aftermath of 1,400 cars being swamped by the Grand River's rising waters at the June 20 event at the Ionia County Fairgrounds. Clear Channel, the parent company of WBCT (93.7 FM), paid the city $22,506 in advance of the annual celebration, an agreed-upon amount in line with costs of earlier bashes. The payment was to cover police services and other costs of a regular two-day event, Eppler said. This year, the concert was canceled on Saturday in the aftermath of heavy rains and flooding... Ionia seeks $40,703 from B-93 owners for extra expenses related to flooding during music festival (Sat, 7/25)







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