Williamson County’s proposed budget includes 27 new positions

GEORGETOWN — Williamson County’s proposed budget includes 27 new positions, a 4% cost of living adjustment for employees and a more than 17% raise for starting corrections officers.

The total amount of the proposed budget is $287.5 million, a 7.4% increase over last year’s adopted budget of $267.7 million.

County spokeswoman Connie Odom said that contributing to the proposed increase over last year’s budget are salary increases due largely to cost of living adjustments, a new EMS station in Leander to accommodate the growing population in the area and more money for capital improvements.

The proposed budget includes about $2.6 million for 27 new positions. It also has set aside about $5.3 million for a cost of living adjustment and a 2% merit raise for non-law-enforcement employees.