Williamsburg Correspondent 

Catharine Township Votes to Use Federal Rescue Plan Funds for Employees


January 6, 2022

Natalie Gorsuch

Following the reorganization meeting of Catharine Township, the supervisors posed for a photo. Shown are (front row, seated, from left): Chairperson Heather Flaig and Vice Chairman Ken Brenneman; (back row, standing): Roadmaster Michael Fay and Supervisor Ralph Rispoli.

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...

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