Greene County Commission Approves CARES Funds for Park Board; Springfield City Council Awaits

The Greene County Commission has allotted the remainder of its CARES Act funds to county law enforcement agencies and to the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

The Commission has allocated just over $434,000 for the Park Board, but the amount will have to be approved by the Springfield City Council will need to approve the funding. The money would be used to reimburse parts of the salaries the park board paid to employees directly impacted by the COVID pandemic.

The park board hired employees for specific COVID positions such as temperature checks at the entrances to park facilities and many existing employees were forced to work extra hours.

The grant money would also be used to reimburse costs for unexpected cleaning items and protective items such as gloves, masks, and cleaning supplies.

The Springfield City Council should vote on the measure at the next meeting on June 28.


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