by Jackie Nunnery
HEATHSVILLE—The Northumberland board of supervisors on Wednesday, December 16, approved two CARES Act funding requests and took no action on a third during a special called meeting. To qualify, CARES Act expenditures have to take place before December 31.
The board unanimously, 5-0, approved an additional $25,000 to Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department to make up for the loss in donations and an upcoming fundraiser. The board previously approved $22,400 at the last meeting to replace 2020 fundraising events that had to be canceled due to COVID-19.
According to the written request, Fairfields had received $21,526 in donations from their fund drive letters during 2019 and only $10,360 this year.
In addition to the $10,000 to $12,000 proposed by…. [to-view-more]