The Houston County Commission approved the request, but it won't be taken out of their budget until the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The last time a lump sum was paid to retirees was back in 2008.
"We just want to show them our support and show them thank you for what you do and it's a good thing to have for our retirees," said Doug Sinquefield, District 2 Commissioner.
Retirees can expect their pay check sometime in October.
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