The price of local government in 2016: Village Of Alpha
That's an increase of 67.8 percent from 2015, when the village spent $611,621, or $2,208 per household.
Alpha has 277 households and a population of 650.
Since 2001, the Village Of Alpha budget has grown by 108.7 percent, from $491,746. The village population has fallen 13.3 percent over the same period, from 750.
Salaries accounted for 8.5 percent of village spending in 2016. Alpha property taxpayers paid $87,478 for one full-time employee and 13 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had one full-time employee and 17 part-time employees, and spent $88,847.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.