The price of local government in 2016: Highland Township
That's an increase of 12.4 percent from 2015, when the township spent $739,552.
Highland Township has a population of 450.
Since 2001, the Highland Township budget has grown by 510.2 percent, from $136,201. The township population has grown 7.1 percent over the same period, from 420.
Salaries accounted for 5.4 percent of township spending in 2016. Highland Township property taxpayers paid $44,693 for 13 part-time employees, or an average of $3,438 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had eight part-time employees and spent $36,295, or $4,537 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.