That's a decrease of 23 percent from 2015, when the township spent $3.47 million.
South Moline Township has a population of 36,399.
Since 2001, the South Moline Township budget has grown by 134.1 percent, from $1.14 million. The township population has fallen 4.2 percent over the same period, from 38,000.
Salaries accounted for 17.8 percent of township spending in 2016. South Moline Township property taxpayers paid $475,437 for nine full-time employees and 10 part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had 13 full-time employees and 15 part-time employees, and spent $438,523.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.