From ice storms to keeping the recycling center running and being a first responder, City of Florence Essential workers didn’t take a day off through the pandemic.
“We were out working every day and never missed a day of work,” said Done Lane.
And now through the American rescue plan funds full-time city employees are getting a $4000 and part-time $2,000 bonus just in time for the holidays.
“We stayed working and now it’s finally paying off,” said Lane. Lane has worked for the city for 25 years and he said: “I’ve never had a bonus period.”
The city of Florence received 8.5 million dollars in recovery funds.
“We felt like the four thousand was the best way to really show the employees that we appreciate their service and what a good job they’ve done while working through the pandemic,” said Dick Jordan.