The price of local government: City of Beecher City
That's an increase of 9.8 percent from 2014, when the city spent $551,791.60, or $390.79 per household.
Beecher has 1,412 households and a population of 551.
Since 2001, the City of Beecher City budget has grown by 34.6 percent, from $450,121.72. The city population has grown 5.8 percent over the same period, from 521.
Salaries accounted for 12 percent of city spending in 2015. Beecher property taxpayers paid $72,841.26 for two full-time employees and five part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had two full-time employees and 11 part-time employees, and spent $74,354.01.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.