Brunswick City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to approve a $3.9 million budget that includes a 3 percent cost of living adjustment for city employees and no property tax increase.
The council also unanimously passed a $1,295,216 water budget and a $1,360,808 sewer budget. Water and sewer rates will remain the same.
The votes were preceded by a public hearing, during which no residents spoke.
About 70 percent of the overall budget consists of various forms of compensation for employees, such as salaries, benefits and pension payments, City Administrator Rick Weldon said.
About three quarters of the $3,984,795 general fund budget is taken up by the cityís police and public works departments, he said.
City employees received a 2 percent adjustment last year, but it was used to offset a similar rise in their mandatory pension contributions to the state-run pension fund, Weldon said.
He said employees hadnít received an actual raise in three years.