Elba City Council grants “Hero’s Pay” for its municipal workers

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Elba, Ala. (WDHN)—The Elba City Council has approved “Hero’s Pay” to its nearly 70 municipal workers.

Elba city workers who worked full time during the pandemic “shutdown” will be paid
at their regular rate of pay at eight hours a day for 18 days or 144 hours.

Additionally, every city employee would receive a 125-dollar hazard payment, regardless if they
worked full time or not.
Mayor Mickey Murdoch says
“so we thought it important to compensate those people who work full time for the time they risked themselves with the
virus so we call it the hero’s pay, but we were glad to pay them 18 days pay.”

The “hero’s pay” will be around 75-thousand dollars and would come out of monies received
From the “Cares act” funding the city received from the federal government.

Elba Police Chief Leslie Hussey says
“They always answer the call. First in line, no complaining first in line to go to work, proud the city council and its members
give it to them.”

Elba city worker Kara Patterson says
“it’s great to get a little extra money in the paycheck, but the big thing for her is to be recognized by the city.”

Chief Hussey says his officers worked to make up time for other workers who had to go part-time,
He thought they deserved recognition, but also a financial reward which they have now received.

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