Northwood City Council recently approved a one-year professional service agreement to retain Brian J. Ballenger as the city's law director.
The agreement gives Mr. Ballenger a 3 1/2 percent pay increase, retroactive to Oct. 1.
He is now paid $42,696 - $26,796 for his role as the city's attorney and $15,900 as the city's prosecutor.
The ordinance passed 6-0 as an emergency measure on Oct. 26. Councilman Rick Radocy was absent.