The price of local government: Village of Ashland
That's a decrease of 1.6 percent from 2014, when the village spent $1.87 million, or $3,646.92 per household.
Ashland has 512 households and a population of 1,692.
Since 2001, the Village of Ashland budget has fallen by 15.9 percent, from $2.18 million. The village population has grown 24.3 percent over the same period, from 1,361.
Salaries accounted for 11.2 percent of village spending in 2015. Ashland property taxpayers paid $205,741.14 for seven full-time employees and three part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had five full-time employees and two part-time employees, and spent $264,446.99.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.