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TEMPLE TOURS MAY TAX HIGHLAND BUDGET

The Mount Timpanogos Temple in neighboring American Fork could cost the city some money in its 1996-97 budget.

Highland's contribution to the Alpine-Highland Police Department is 37 percent higher this year than last, according to City Administrator John Newman's suggested budget. Newman earmarked $385,000 for police - about $127,000 more than last year."The bulk of it is a one-shot thing for the temple open house," he said.

Northern Utah County officials expect more than a million people to stream through the area in August and September en route to the temple. Many will take the Alpine-Highland exit on I-15 to get to American Fork. The Police Department expects to pay thousands of dollars in overtime and hire reserve officers to handle the excess traffic.