The price of local government in 2017: Western Township
That's a decrease of 8.3 percent from 2016, when the township spent $552,025.
Western Township has a population of 3,053.
Since 2001, the Western Township budget has fallen by 21.7 percent, from $646,407. The township population has fallen 2.2 percent over the same period, from 3,121.
Salaries accounted for 13.1 percent of township spending in 2017. Western Township property taxpayers paid $66,150 for five part-time employees, or an average of $13,230 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
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.