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Williamsburg's budget unchanged by July 8 helicopter crash response

Williamsburg's budget unchanged by July 8 helicopter crash response

After the July 8 helicopter crash in Williamsburg, the city has said the crash will not change budget projections for city services.

In an email, interim city manager Andrew Trivette said the city incurred about $1,121 in overtime and incidental expenses.

“It is important to note that these expenses were absorbed by the budgets of these departments,” Trivette wrote in the email. “The tragic event, despite the unusual nature of the cause, was ultimately an accident and a structure fire.”

The city was not charged for the mutual aid responses from James City or York counties, Trivette wrote.

Further, the city received additional help at no cost from the National...

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