The price of local government: Village of Pontoosuc
That's an increase of one percent from 2014, when the village spent $39,376.90, or $1,009.66 per household.
Pontoosuc has 39 households and a population of 146.
Since 2008, the Village of Pontoosuc budget has grown by 3.4 percent, from $38,453.90. The village population has fallen 8.2 percent over the same period, from 159.
Salaries accounted for 10.6 percent of village spending in 2015. Pontoosuc property taxpayers paid $4,224.84 for eight part-time employees, or an average of $528.11 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2008, the village had nine part-time employees and spent $5,781.08, or $642.34 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.