Employees of the city of Independence will be receiving a nice bonus as part of the holiday season. The city commission on Thursday approved authorizing awarding $100 in Main Street Bucks to each city employee. The three-member commission were in agreement that giving the certificates rather than last year's cash bonus will help encourage local shopping. Main Street Bucks can be used at over 70 stores in the Independence area, and with the city coming under budget, commissioners saw no issues with raising it above the recommended $75 amount.
The total cost to the city for these certificates will equal just under $12,000.