The price of local government in 2016: Grand Tower Township
That's a decrease of 10.8 percent from 2015, when the township spent $182,691.
Grand Tower Township has a population of 588.
Since 2001, the Grand Tower Township budget has fallen by 15.3 percent, from $192,268. The township population has fallen 26.5 percent over the same period, from 800.
Salaries accounted for 34.5 percent of township spending in 2016. Grand Tower Township property taxpayers paid $56,208 for 11 part-time employees, or an average of $5,110 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had 13 part-time employees and spent $52,989, or $4,076 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.