The price of local government: Village of Nelson
That's an increase of 0.5 percent from 2014, when the village spent $35,020, or $522.69 per household.
Nelson has 67 households and a population of 170.
Since 2001, the Village of Nelson budget has fallen by 38 percent, from $56,786.50. The village population has grown 4.3 percent over the same period, from 163.
Salaries accounted for 24.3 percent of village spending in 2015. Nelson property taxpayers paid $8,564.94 for nine part-time employees, or an average of $951.66 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.