The Ellis County Commission will host a public hearing on the county's proposed 2018 budget and the county's Fire District No. 1 budget at Monday's 5 p.m. meeting.

The budget does not call for a mill levy increase for the county's general fund, but proposes a 0.5-mill increase for rural fire protection.

Other agenda items include:

• A vehicle replacement for the county appraiser's office.

• A financial report for the month of July.

• Presentation of the Ellis County fair's winning 4-H cookie jar.