The price of local government: Village of Golden
That's an increase of 1.3 percent from 2014, when the village spent $192,198, or $698.90 per household.
Golden has 275 households and a population of 650.
Since 2001, the Village of Golden budget has grown by 34.3 percent, from $144,959.70. The village population has grown 3.3 percent over the same period, from 629.
Salaries accounted for 27.1 percent of village spending in 2015. Golden property taxpayers paid $52,709.52 for one full-time employee and 14 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had one full-time employee and 10 part-time employees, and spent $69,671.35.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.