Commissioners To Take Action On Adoption Of COVID Relief Rule Changes

WAYNE – Several COVID relief rule changes will be addressed along with an appeal to a Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau grant during the regularly scheduled Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting this week

From the Wayne County Courthouse courtroom, the meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 17.

Economic Development Director in Wakefield, Megan Weaver will attend Tuesday morning’s meeting to appeal the denial of the Lodging Tax Grant. This application was for the Wakefield Field Party held on June 12, 2021. The reason why the board of commissioners approved the denial was from a recommendation by the Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau during their July 20 meeting due to a late application.

Board members will then address the adoption of COVID relief rule changes to the First Concord deferred compensation plan year ending in 2021. Action will be heard on making the Flexible Spending Account Carryover unlimited to the plan year ending in 2022; making the Dependent Care Carryover unlimited to the plan year ending in 2022 and increase the annual contribution limit for dependent care assistance program. This would bump the amount from $5,000 to $10,000 for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020 and before January 1, 2022.

Highway Superintendent, Mark Casey will then provide information on road and bridge updates. Commissioners will also take action on NPPD’s application to place fiber-optic line in county road right-of-way (ROW) while Bradley Construction Management will bring forward information on the Haystack Wind Project.