In other business:
• The date for the upcoming budget hearing has been set for 5:30 p.m. March 11.
• The Wapello County Attorney was authorized to hire an assistant county attorney. Elizabeth Kenyon will specialize in Juvenile Court; this will fill the position vacated by attorney Seth Harrington earlier this year.
• Elected officials will receive a 2.5 percent salary increase, unless they are supervisors, who receive a 1.25 percent increase. The vote was two to one to approve the pay increases.
— News reporter Mark Newman is on Twitter @couriermark