The price of local government: Village of Merrionette Park
That's an increase of 0.2 percent from 2014, when the village spent $4.86 million, or $7,937.03 per household.
Merrionette Park has 612 households and a population of 1,894.
Since 2001, the Village of Merrionette Park budget has fallen by 39.4 percent, from $8.02 million. The village population has fallen 5.2 percent over the same period, from 1,998.
Salaries accounted for 24.8 percent of village spending in 2015. Merrionette Park property taxpayers paid $1.21 million for 100 part-time employees, or an average of $12,087 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had 82 part-time employees and spent $815,276.04, or $9,942.39 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.