The price of local government in 2017: Grand Tower Township
That's an increase of 26.3 percent from 2016, when the township spent $162,908.
Grand Tower Township has a population of 581.
Since 2001, the Grand Tower Township budget has grown by seven percent, from $192,268. The township population has fallen 27.4 percent over the same period, from 800.
Salaries accounted for 27.5 percent of township spending in 2017. Grand Tower Township property taxpayers paid $56,585 for 11 part-time employees, or an average of $5,144 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.