The price of local government: Village of Forrest
That's a decrease of 2.1 percent from 2014, when the village spent $2.08 million, or $4,349.70 per household.
Forrest has 478 households and a population of 1,220.
Since 2001, the Village of Forrest budget has grown by 40.9 percent, from $1.45 million. The village population has fallen 2.1 percent over the same period, from 1,246.
Salaries accounted for 11 percent of village spending in 2015. Forrest property taxpayers paid $224,817.18 for four full-time employees and three part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had four full-time employees and 13 part-time employees, and spent $194,952.37.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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