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Blair Township To Issue Hazard Pay Stipend To Essential Workers

Sept. 23, 2020

Blair Township Trustees have voted to issue $1,000 hazard pay stipends to its full-time paramedics, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). The thirteen workers should receive their payments this week.

The funds were federal dollars available through the Coronavirus Relief Fund 2020 Public Act 144, facilitated by the Michigan Department of Treasury's Coronavirus Relief Local Government Program.

Township Supervisor Nicole Blonshine noted, "These incredible men and women take calculated risks every single day they come to work. This grant opportunity was an excellent way to show them our support and appreciation for their continued dedication through what has been declared a 'State of Emergency.'"

Blonshine added that the stipends are fully funded and will not in any way affect the Township's operating budget. 

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