The price of local government in 2016: Spring Township
That's an increase of 173.8 percent from 2015, when the township spent $277,204.
Spring Township has a population of 1,001.
Since 2001, the Spring Township budget has grown by 22.4 percent, from $619,870. The township population has fallen three percent over the same period, from 1,032.
Salaries accounted for 22.7 percent of township spending in 2016. Spring Township property taxpayers paid $172,437 for 20 part-time employees, or an average of $8,622 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had 15 part-time employees and spent $56,605, or $3,774 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.