The price of local government in 2017: Shirland Township
That's a decrease of 60.7 percent from 2016, when the township spent $234,277.
Shirland Township has a population of 1,000.
Since 2001, the Shirland Township budget has fallen by 46 percent, from $170,599. The township population has fallen 9.1 percent over the same period, from 1,100.
Salaries accounted for 40.5 percent of township spending in 2017. Shirland Township property taxpayers paid $37,359 for 12 part-time employees, or an average of $3,113 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had 10 part-time employees and spent $17,111, or $1,711 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.