York County hospitality businesses receive financial assistance

Matt Enright
York Dispatch
York County Administrative Center in York City, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Thanks to the efforts of the York County Economic Alliance and the county Board of Commissioners, 223 hospitality businesses will receive financial assistance.

At its Wednesday meeting, the York County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 to approve the allocation of $1,509,805 of American Rescue Plan funding. That completes the remaining installment of Pennsylvania's COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program and will allow the YCEA to distribute the second of two installments of grant funding to hospitality businesses in York County. 

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YCEA President Kevin Schreiber said the assistance from the county allows the alliance to distribute 100% of what had been asked for through grant applications. 

"Credit, props and thank you to the commissioners board and all of county government for their support of its program and the willingness to do just that," Schreiber said Wednesday.

Schreiber said as soon as the funding is transferred to the YCEA, it will be distributed to the grant recipients.

Vice President Commissioner Doug Hoke praised the alliance and its staff for the work getting the funding out.

In other business:

  • At a Salary Board meeting right after the Board of Commissioners meeting, the Salary Board voted unanimously to approve salaries for new county employees. That includes York County Prison Warden Adam Ogle, who had been approved unanimously as the replacement for former warden Clair Doll last week.
  • The Board of Commissioners also issued a proclamation to the Miss Pennsylvania competition, which will be conducted this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Appell Center.