Nik Wallenda Tweets; Cleared of NF Debt | News
BUFFALO, NY - Nik Wallenda used twitter late Monday night to announce that his debt in Niagara Falls, NY had been forgiven.
Wallenda said, "Huge thanks to the Niagara Falls, NY City Council for realizing fairness in a mutually beneficial relationship! I have been officially cleared of any debt to Niagara Falls, NY thanks to the NF City counsel! ALL things work for good!"
Last week, Attorneys for Nik Wallenda said that Niagara Falls billed him for $25,000 to cover police and fire overtime costs. Mayor Paul Dyster said he was looking out for taxpayers and that it was clearly spelled out in the legislation agreed upon in Albany that any reasonable expense incurred would be paid by the event organizers.
Senator George Maziarz (R-Newfane), who orchestrated the legislation and much of the coordination, said that there was no specific agreement between the City of Niagara Falls and Wallenda. He said that Mayor Dyster was being short-sighted, specifically because Wallenda had already said he would like to build an attraction at the Falls, either on the U.S. or Canadian side.
Maziarz said "We want Nik Wallenda to be a permanent part of Niagara Falls, New York, not Ontario. I don't think this helps our cause."