Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article:
Most Buncombe County employees will get almost an extra day and a half of vacation time because of county Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger’s decision to close his office for that amount of time during a February snowstorm.
The county will incur no out-of-pocket cost for giving workers the extra time off, County Manager Wanda Greene said Wednesday. …
Asheville got more than 8 inches of snow Feb. 12-13. Both city and county government declared states of emergency and many businesses and other government offices shut down.
Reisinger closed the deeds office for 13 hours when it would ordinarily have been open over those two days. …
Pay and benefits workers will receive during the extra time off total roughly $480,000, Greene said.
[Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Chair David] Gantt said the situation could prompt another look at the county’s policies for operating during inclement weather, but he opposes a change.