Not a Given Fest Will Agree to New Charges
Just because the city of La Crosse wants to charge Oktoberfest over twenty thousand dollars to run a couple parades, doesn't mean the fest will pay. Fest executive director Tina Severson says that's still up to the fest board of directors. It's not a given they'll say yes to new fees for next year. Meanwhile, Severson is still dealing with the surprise of a higher than expected charge from the public works department
That four thousand dollar charge turned into 14 thousand dollars on Monday. And then was dropped to 11 thousand. That will be added to the ten thousand dollars charged by the city's police department to help offset overtime.