The price of local government: City of Ashley
That's an increase of 22.5 percent from 2014, when the city spent $298,210.75, or $1,084.40 per household.
Ashley has 275 households and a population of 536.
Since 2001, the City of Ashley budget has fallen by 50.1 percent, from $731,534.79. The city population has fallen 8.1 percent over the same period, from 583.
Salaries accounted for 25.2 percent of city spending in 2015. Ashley property taxpayers paid $92,089.68 for three full-time employees and seven part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had four full-time employees and four part-time employees, and spent $172,000.76.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.