Noblesville giving $1,000 to $2,000 bonuses to city workers


NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Another local government in Hamilton County plans to give virus-related bonuses to public employees.

Firefighters and police officers in Noblesville will receive $2,000 each while other city workers will get $1,000.

“We didn’t give raises this year, and this is our way of saying thank you for working through the health crisis. … People will spend a lot of this money locally,” Mayor Chris Jensen said.

The money will come from Noblesville’s share of federal aid for the COVID-19 pandemic. Hamilton County gave $3,000 to each of its workers.

Jensen said police and firefighters are getting larger bonuses because they were at risk of getting COVID-19, the Indianapolis Star reported.

“They were out answering calls and in close contact with people,” he said.

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