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Gloucester board approves premium pay raises

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors agreed to use American Rescue Plan Act funds for requests for premium pay raises for Gloucester Sheriff’s Office and Social Services during its meeting Tuesday night in the colonial courthouse.

Before the meeting, the county had about $1.4 million left in ARPA funding for this year, with another $3 million due to them next year. The premium pay for the deputies totaled at $155,016 and $54,902 for Social Services. The decision to accept this request was approved by consent.

Another request approved for the Sheriff’s Office was for AEDs and totaled $64,000. Two requests for PPE from Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue were also approved at $188,348. This brought the night’s ARPA expenditures to $462,266 which leaves the county with about $1 million left in this year’s ARPA funds.

Both GVFR and Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue had more requests totaling $2,130,000. GVFR has need of new equipment and AVFR a new truck. The board could not fun...

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