The price of local government: Village of Bethany
That's an increase of 17.2 percent from 2014, when the village spent $3.06 million, or $5,126.50 per household.
Bethany has 596 households and a population of 1,225.
Since 2001, the Village of Bethany budget has fallen by 11.7 percent, from $4.05 million. The village population has fallen 5.8 percent over the same period, from 1,300.
Salaries accounted for 8.9 percent of village spending in 2015. Bethany property taxpayers paid $317,899.32 for six full-time employees and 15 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had seven full-time employees and one part-time employee, and spent $336,862.45.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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