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Stafford County Supervisors deferred a vote on whether they will accept a federal grant that would pay for 14 new career firefighters for the next two years. The value of the grant is about $1 million per year.
There was no vote among the supervisors, but board Chairman Mark Dudenhefer promised to have the grant on the next board agenda for a vote on April 5.
In the meantime, supervisors will determine whether they want to support the grant, and the county attorney will review the grant to determine whether the county is required to pay for the positions for a third year. The county may only have to “commit” to funding the positions in the third year–they might not be “required” to do it.