Officials In Shiawassee County Used Covid-19 Relief Money For Bonuses

Elected Officials in Shiawassee county gave themselves bonuses with federal relief money related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The money, which is described as “hazard pay” included $25,000 for Jeremy Root, Chairman of the Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners.

The commissioners voted last week to award money to county employees.

The money ranges from $25,000 for administrators to $2,000 for cleaning staff. All workers got at least $1,000.

Commissioners are paid $10,000 a year for their part-time job, plus a stipend for meetings.