The price of local government: Village of Brussels
That's an increase of 41.7 percent from 2014, when the village spent $132,400.32, or $2,817.03 per household.
Brussels has 47 households and a population of 150.
Since 2001, the Village of Brussels budget has grown by 174.7 percent, from $68,294.50. The village population has grown 31.6 percent over the same period, from 114.
Salaries accounted for 3.3 percent of village spending in 2015. Brussels property taxpayers paid $6,120 for three part-time employees, or an average of $2,040 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had one full-time employee and three part-time employees, and spent $17,862.06.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.