Marion receives check, map from Plymouth County

Sep 25, 2020

MARION — The Town received a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act reimbursement check for $71,153.57 from Plymouth County on Sept. 25, and it will likely not be the last. 

“We want Marion to know you’re an integral part of Plymouth County,” County Treasurer Thomas O’Brien said at the ceremony. 

Marion applied for two other reimbursements, including for costs related to school expenditures, totaling over $300,000. 

“We know this pandemic is not over — we can’t get complacent,” O’Brien said. “This is not the last time we’ll be handing you a check, but it is the first.”

Town Administrator Jay McGrail said the town wouldn’t have been able to receive the check were it not for Marion’s Finance Director, Judy Mooney, and that the relief is integral to Marion’s ability to move forward. 

“They’re reimbursing direct costs,” McGrail said. “It’s critical for our success.” 

The town was also gifted a map of Plymouth County, which McGrail said would easily find a home in the Town House.