(Festus) Prices on virtually everything have been increasing over the past two years as inflation continues and gas prices are very slowly dropping after reaching all-time highs. The City of Festus has recognized the cost of living going up, and this week, the city council voted in favor of a one-time raise for their employees to help out. That’s according to City Administrator Greg Camp.
Festus employees that work full time received 3-thousand dollars, while part-time workers received 15-hundred dollars, and qualified volunteers were able to get five-hundred dollars. Camp says there is likely to be a cost of living increase for all employees in the next budget which will go into effect in October.