The price of local government in 2016: Western Township
That's an increase of 23.8 percent from 2015, when the township spent $445,778.
Western Township has a population of 3,053.
Since 2001, the Western Township budget has fallen by 14.6 percent, from $646,407. The township population has fallen 2.2 percent over the same period, from 3,121.
Salaries accounted for 14.2 percent of township spending in 2016. Western Township property taxpayers paid $78,414 for one full-time employee and one part-time employee.
In 2001, the township had 22 part-time employees and spent $63,316, or $2,878 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.