Almost as an afterthought, the Adams County Council last week approved a wage increase of 2 percent for all county employees in the 2015 budget.
The wage increase issue had been discussed and progressed to the point of a motion and second suggesting the increase be set at 2 percent, before council became distracted with credit card discussions and neglected to officially act on the measure. Council President Randy Colclasure quickly asked for a vote on the proposal as some council members were walking out of chambers, and the motion quickly passed unanimously and without further discussion.
In earlier talks, a range for the increase of between 1 percent and 5 percent had been mentioned.
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