The price of local government: Village of Alma
That's a decrease of 4.8 percent from 2014, when the village spent $286,396.65, or $1,948.28 per household.
Alma has 147 households and a population of 320.
Since 2001, the Village of Alma budget has grown by 16.9 percent, from $233,242.50. The village population has fallen 17.1 percent over the same period, from 386.
Salaries accounted for 15.7 percent of village spending in 2015. Alma property taxpayers paid $42,739.02 for 13 part-time employees, or an average of $3,287.62 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had 13 part-time employees and spent $56,749.51, or $4,365.35 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.