The price of local government in 2016: Village of Meredosia
That's an increase of 50.7 percent from 2015, when the village spent $762,140, or $1,625 per household.
Meredosia has 469 households and a population of 1,022.
Since 2001, the Village of Meredosia budget has fallen by 52.7 percent, from $2.43 million. The village population has fallen two percent over the same period, from 1,043.
Salaries accounted for 21 percent of village spending in 2016. Meredosia property taxpayers paid $241,378 for four full-time employees and three part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had six full-time employees and 14 part-time employees, and spent $248,378.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.