Freeport City Hall

FREEPORT — The city’s proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year includes a 3.5 percent cost-of-living raise for most personnel and a net loss of $173,000 from last year that needs to be covered, officials said.

In addition to the cost-of-living raise, the budget includes raises for the Freeport Police Department in accordance with the step pay matrix adopted by the council. It funds an estimated 30 percent increase in health insurance costs and $9.1 million is allotted for capital improvement and the purchase of equipment and vehicles from water and sewer and bond funds.

Raven Wuebker is a reporter for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0152.

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