At their September meeting, Alexander County Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement between the county and the Town of Taylorsville for the disbursement of CARES Act revenues. Alexander County received $1,587,828 in CARES Act funding. Of that amount, $396,957 is being allocated to the town.
On March 27th, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The $2 trillion aid package provides financial aid to families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19. It’s the same act that sent a $1,200 stimulus check to eligible adults earning up to $75,000. Couples earning up to $150,000 will received $2,400.
Alexander County Public Information Officer Gary Herman released the following statement regarding how the funds are used:
“After the disbursement to the town, the County Commissioners decided to use the funds to pay $1,174,282 in salaries of public safety employees in the Sheriff’s Office, EMS, and Emergency Services. The remaining funds were used to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), including plexiglass barriers in county offices, hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, etc.”