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Cheyenne City Council approves proposal to give city workers a one-time COVID relief payment

The City Council Office sign in Cheyenne, WY
The City Council Office sign in Cheyenne, WY(KGWN)
Updated: Aug. 10, 2021 at 6:15 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Following last night’s city council meeting, the plan to provide city workers with COVID-19 relief has been put into motion.

The proposal passed unanimously for city of Cheyenne workers to receive a one-time payment from COVID-19 relief funds. Full-time employees of the city like those at fire stations and police departments will make 5,000 dollars, with that amount being prorated for part-time employees.

After budget cuts and reduced salaries, this payment is serving as a form of “catch up” to they money they had previously lost and to reward their hard work.

Ward 1 City Councilman Pete Laybourn said, “we’re here working with a very dedicated group of people.  And we’re dealing with them all them time. And then we’re seeing them across the city, doing all the things that they do to keep our city running and keep it safe, so we’re thrilled to be able to do this.”

Although we don’t know the date for sure, Laybourn said the money will be given to the workers “real soon”, with the next paycheck or two being the aim arrival time.

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