Employees of Augusta County haven't seen any kind of raise in three years, but they may get some cash in the near future.
The Augusta County Board of Supervisors has extra money in their general fund, but how to spend it was debated at Wednesday night's meeting. Some wish to give one-time bonuses to their nearly 300 employees - $1,000 for full-time workers and $500 for permanent part-timers.
Supervisor Larry Wills sees this as a way to compensate county employees without affecting future budgets.
"The reason we have the balance is because the employees did a good job in managing their budgets and in working efficiently, and I feel like they need to share in that balance that we have," he said.
The bonuses will cost Augusta County $270,000. Supervisors will vote on the ordinance September 12.