Borough officials estimate it will be over $100,000.
The Borough of Gettysburg is looking for reimbursement for expenses from last week, when the town observed the 150th anniversary of the conflict in 1863 which turned the tide in the Civil War.
Borough President Michael Birkner says Gettysburg welcomed visitors for activities that weekend, but also incurred some costs. "Many of them involved people expenses, having to hire people who are not normally part of our staff, like flaggers, who would make sure that the many motorists would know when they're going, or know where they can, or know where they should stop. That was a very major expense," he said. "And, of course, overtime for our police and our public works staff."
Birkner said those flaggers were expensive, coming form a company in York, Pennsylvania.
Birkner was asked how much the anniversary activities cost Gettysburg. "We haven't factor everything in at this point. We haven't received all of our bills, and so forth. But certainly over $100,000," he answered.
Birkner says the borough will approach the Adams County, Pennsylvania Commissioners for reimbursement. "We are getting message that, at this point, are not 100% clear from the County Commissioners," he said. "The original notion was that the County Commissioners would be reimbursing us for all of our appropriate expenses. The devil is in the details about what's appropriate, right," he said.
Birkner says Gettysburg will probably incur more expenses during November 15-20, which is Remembrance Week, the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address.