The price of local government in 2017: City of Grand Tower
That's a decrease of 12.5 percent from 2016, when the city spent $543,739, or $4,281 per household.
Grand Tower has 127 households and a population of 581.
Since 2001, the City of Grand Tower budget has fallen by 36.1 percent, from $744,861. The city population has fallen 41.9 percent over the same period, from 1,000.
Salaries accounted for 28.3 percent of city spending in 2017. Grand Tower property taxpayers paid $134,849 for three full-time employees and 15 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had five full-time employees and three part-time employees, and spent $248,392.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.