The price of local government in 2017: Village of Monroe Center
That's an increase of 15.2 percent from 2016, when the village spent $551,959, or $3,407 per household.
Monroe Center has 162 households and a population of 471.
Since 2005, the Village of Monroe Center budget has grown by 531.9 percent, from $100,620. The village population has fallen 4.7 percent over the same period, from 494.
Salaries accounted for 4.5 percent of village spending in 2017. Monroe Center property taxpayers paid $28,509 for 15 part-time employees, or an average of $1,901 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2005, the village had two part-time employees and spent $1,560, or $780 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.