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Chesterfield County leaders to discuss giving one-time bonuses to Sheriff’s Deputies

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 6:06 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2021 at 8:22 AM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Today, county leaders will discuss giving deputies a one-time bonus worth $3,000.

This comes after the General Assembly approved one-time bonuses for sheriff’s deputies throughout Virginia, utilizing federal COVID-19 relief money. The bonuses have to be distributed by the end of next month and they were approved only for deputies supported by the state’s compensation board, which is about half of Chesterfield’s 249 deputies.

But Chesterfield County wants all deputies to receive the bonus, so the Board of Supervisors will meet this evening at 6 p.m. to vote on the bonuses from the General Assembly as well as consider bonuses for the other 128 deputies, which will be $384,000 from the county.

Board members are planning to use a portion of the county’s American Rescue Plan funds to pay for it.

During the Board of Supervisors meeting, a public hearing will also be held on the county’s redistricting plans.

As required by law, Chesterfield must redraw its five magisterial districts based on population growth reflected in the 20-20 census to determine local representation and voting precincts for elections. Proposed changes will not affect the current election cycle and have no impact on school zones.

Residents can look at the proposed map and voice their thoughts this evening at 6 p.m.

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