The price of local government in 2017: Village of Freeman Spur
That's a decrease of 2.9 percent from 2016, when the village spent $800,531, or $8,339 per household.
Freeman Spur has 96 households and a population of 290.
Since 2014, the Village of Freeman Spur budget has grown by 33.4 percent, from $583,000. The village population has grown one percent over the same period, from 287.
Salaries accounted for 7.1 percent of village spending in 2017. Freeman Spur property taxpayers paid $54,868 for six part-time employees, or an average of $9,145 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2014, the village had six part-time employees and spent $65,102, or $10,850 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.