The price of local government in 2016: Mazon Township
That's an increase of 18.6 percent from 2015, when the township spent $225,993.
Mazon Township has a population of 1,377.
Since 2001, the Mazon Township budget has grown by 9.9 percent, from $244,027. The township population has grown 7.6 percent over the same period, from 1,280.
Salaries accounted for 18.8 percent of township spending in 2016. Mazon Township property taxpayers paid $50,447 for 10 part-time employees, or an average of $5,045 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had three part-time employees and spent $25,049, or $8,350 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.