Godfrey trustees are still debating the merits of a stimulus program of sorts that would help some businesses pay their utility bills. Going by the name Godfrey Cares, the idea is to help businesses outside of the current business district and even some within the district pay their gas and electric bills.

But there is some disagreement on the board as to how to make that happen, and if it should also include residents. The current thought is to require businesses show proof of hardship for the past three months before they can get approved for the assistance. Mayor Mike McCormick says a tweaked version of the plan will come before the board at its next meeting on February 2.

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