1/26/17 – The City of Horicon is one step closer to finalizing a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with its police department. The council signed off on a tentative agreement, which would give its five patrol officers pay raises of 2% in both 2017 and 2018 and 1.5% in 2019. Police Chief Joseph Adamson says those numbers are similar to those in previous contracts. While he would like to see the officers receive larger increases, Adamson says current times do not allow many city employees to be paid in accordance to their communal worth. The four other employees in the city’s police department, the chief, lieutenant, administrative assistant, and crossing guard, have their pay determined separately by the common council. Before the agreement can be finalized, the police union must agree to the terms of the deal and then both sides must give a final sign-off on the document, which Adamson expects will happen by the end of February.