The price of local government: Village of Good Hope
That's an increase of 1.8 percent from 2014, when the village spent $521,725.90, or $3,068.98 per household.
Good Hope has 170 households and a population of 415.
Since 2001, the Village of Good Hope budget has grown by 58.9 percent, from $334,315.62. The village population has fallen 0.2 percent over the same period, from 416.
Salaries accounted for 11.2 percent of village spending in 2015. Good Hope property taxpayers paid $59,731.20 for one full-time employee and two part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had one full-time employee and one part-time employee, and spent $47,556.81.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.