The price of local government: Village of Batchtown
That's a decrease of 11.9 percent from 2014, when the village spent $144,354.50, or $1,782.15 per household.
Batchtown has 81 households and a population of 208.
Since 2001, the Village of Batchtown budget has grown by 24.9 percent, from $101,791. The village population has fallen 7.6 percent over the same period, from 225.
Salaries accounted for 10.6 percent of village spending in 2015. Batchtown property taxpayers paid $13,459.92 for five part-time employees, or an average of $2,691.98 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had 13 part-time employees and spent $22,563.90, or $1,735.68 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.