The price of local government: Village of Gifford
That's an increase of 271.8 percent from 2014, when the village spent $1.19 million, or $2,678 per household.
Gifford has 446 households and a population of 1,236.
Since 2001, the Village of Gifford budget has grown by 480.4 percent, from $765,090.20. The village population has grown 51.7 percent over the same period, from 815.
Salaries accounted for four percent of village spending in 2015. Gifford property taxpayers paid $175,484.88 for five full-time employees and eight part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had five full-time employees and eight part-time employees, and spent $153,389.31.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.