The price of local government: Village of Harvel
That's an increase of 6.8 percent from 2014, when the village spent $243,183, or $2,827.71 per household.
Harvel has 86 households and a population of 223.
Since 2001, the Village of Harvel budget has grown by 5.5 percent, from $246,268.46. The village population has fallen 5.1 percent over the same period, from 235.
Salaries accounted for 8.7 percent of village spending in 2015. Harvel property taxpayers paid $22,603.20 for four part-time employees, or an average of $5,650.80 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had two part-time employees and spent $10,990.14, or $5,495.07 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.