The price of local government: Village of Wayne City
That's an increase of 17.5 percent from 2014, when the city spent $2.67 million, or $4,849.99 per household.
Wayne has 551 households and a population of 1,100.
Since 2001, the Village of Wayne City budget has grown by 40.3 percent, from $2.24 million. The city population has grown 0.1 percent over the same period, from 1,099.
Salaries accounted for 11.1 percent of city spending in 2015. Wayne property taxpayers paid $349,597.86 for six full-time employees and 39 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had seven full-time employees and five part-time employees, and spent $364,877.58.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.