ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Abilene City Council passed an increase Thursday for the 2022-2023 fiscal year budget, which includes what could be a historic high salary increase for city employees.

The tax rate hike comes to a 7.1% increase, or $.7621 per $100. Meaning that for the owner of a $100,000 home, property taxes can be expected to be just more than $762 in 2023.

City Manager Robert Hanna said the passed 6% increase to city employee salaries was possibly the most historic increase for the city.