The price of local government: Village of Chatham
That's an increase of 2.2 percent from 2014, when the village spent $25.91 million, or $7,494.04 per household.
Chatham has 3,458 households and a population of 11,500.
Since 2001, the Village of Chatham budget has grown by 116.4 percent, from $12.24 million. The village population has grown 34 percent over the same period, from 8,583.
Salaries accounted for 14 percent of village spending in 2015. Chatham property taxpayers paid $3.70 million for 53 full-time employees and 11 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 42 full-time employees and 15 part-time employees, and spent $1.34 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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