Council approves salary adjustments


LAGRANGE -- LaGrange County Council approved adjustments to two positions in the Health Department and said they would fund the juvenile detention alternative initiative's (JDAI) coordinator salary.

At a brief meeting this morning the council approved the changes to the Women Infants Children (WIC) nurse and nutritionist positions after heal officials gave assurances that no new money was involved in the changes.

JDAI Coordinator Randy Merrifield said he needed the council's funding for his salary before the county can claim an additional $36,000 grant from the state for programs.

Council agreed to advertise a salary ordinance amendment for the March meeting to cover Merrifield's salary from July of next year to June of 2019.

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