Gustavus considers direct payments to residents

    Gustavus, Alaska (KINY) - The Gustavus City Council discussed setting aside $200,000 in CARES Act funding to use as direct payments to residents to get them through the rest of the pandemic.

    City Councilmember Shelley Owens said she supports the direct payments, "Allow people to purchase firewood or winter coats if that is a greater need or put money in a utility account.  Leave it up to people to decide how to best support the needs of their families during the winter.

    City Councilmember Susan Warner questioned whether it was legal to spend federal dollars this way, "My understanding was it was a reimbursement program for allowed expenditures.  I'd like to see more information that handing people blank checks would qualify under that stipulation."

    Mayor Calvin Casipit said the federal money must be spent by the end of the year.

     

     

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