Three groups receive hot-spot pay immediately, others part of step plan

In a most unusual turn of events, Montgomery County Commissioners called a special meeting for Monday night to revisit the budget. In particular they revisited the increases they had awarded to the six identified hot-spot areas. Those include water plant operators, certified social service workers, nurses for the health department, 911 operators, detention officers and deputies. In the end, only three of the six hot-spot areas will receive the increase of $6,250 of which approximately $1,000 was already allocated. Those three areas are the deputies, the detention officers and the health department nurses.

For the full story, see the September 30 issue of the Montgomery Herald.