The price of local government: Village of Melrose Park
That's an increase of 3.6 percent from 2014, when the village spent $54.43 million, or $7,703.04 per household.
Melrose Park has 7,066 households and a population of 25,518.
Since 2005, the Village of Melrose Park budget has grown by 26.3 percent, from $44.66 million. The village population has grown 10.1 percent over the same period, from 23,171.
Salaries accounted for 33.2 percent of village spending in 2015. Melrose Park property taxpayers paid $18.75 million for 256 full-time employees and 111 part-time employees.
In 2005, the village had 236 full-time employees and 138 part-time employees, and spent $17.51 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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