The price of local government: Village of Forest City
That's a decrease of 0.1 percent from 2014, when the city spent $234,974.93, or $1,910.37 per household.
Forest has 123 households and a population of 246.
Since 2001, the Village of Forest City budget has grown by 72.3 percent, from $136,299.93. The city population has fallen 18 percent over the same period, from 300.
Salaries accounted for 20.5 percent of city spending in 2015. Forest property taxpayers paid $48,167.46 for 16 part-time employees, or an average of $3,010.47 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the city had 16 part-time employees and spent $26,043.70, or $1,627.73 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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P.O. Box 5
Forest City, IL - 61532