Seven elected officials in Berkeley County, who said they were disappointed when they were left out of the county’s Christmas bonuses, will receive the money after all, Berkeley County Council decided at a special meeting on Wednesday.

The bonus, which is equal to up to 3 percent of their annual pay and is not tied to performance, is technically called a “one-time distribution.”

The officials were excluded from the payout on Dec. 10 after a motion by Councilman Tim Callanan passed unanimously. Council voted at that time to give bonuses to other county employees.

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