The price of local government in 2017: Village of Merrionette Park
That's an increase of one percent from 2016, when the village spent $3.29 million, or $5,376 per household.
Merrionette Park has 612 households and a population of 1,894.
Since 2001, the Village of Merrionette Park budget has fallen by 60 percent, from $8.32 million. The village population has fallen 5.2 percent over the same period, from 1,998.
Salaries accounted for 39.5 percent of village spending in 2017. Merrionette Park property taxpayers paid $1.31 million for 68 part-time employees, or an average of $19,293 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had 82 part-time employees and spent $845,031, or $10,305 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.