Catharine Township Votes to Use Federal Rescue Plan Funds for Employees
January 6, 2022
Last year, all U.S. counties received a grant from the federal government – American Rescue Plan funds – to help with pandemic-related expenses.
During the Jan. 3 re-organization meeting, the Catharine Township supervisors voted to use some of the money to help township employees. The supervisors agreed to give the five employees a $600 bonus each in lieu of a pay raise to reward them for working during the pandemic. This is what the ARP manual deemed "premium pay."
Supervisor Ken Brenneman made the motion with Supervisor Ralph Rispoli seconding. Supervisor Heather Flaig abstained as s...