Rescue Squad Voices Concerns About Witholding Of Funds

Covington City Council this week heard from Covington Rescue Squad Captain Greg Burton who had concerns about the removal of $22,000 from the budget that had previously been allotted to the squad. Burton said the money had been used previously to help volunteers attend the annual Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads conference. Burton was told the money had been put on hold as an audit was done on a rescue squad account. Reportedly, the audit had found nothing but the mayor told Burton that until he and the city manager saw the audit in full, the money would not be reappropriated.