The price of local government in 2016: Riley Township
That's a decrease of 11.6 percent from 2015, when the township spent $697,426.
Riley Township has a population of 2,922.
Since 2001, the Riley Township budget has grown by 82.3 percent, from $338,130. The township population has grown 94.5 percent over the same period, from 1,502.
Salaries accounted for 18.5 percent of township spending in 2016. Riley Township property taxpayers paid $114,300 for four part-time employees, or an average of $28,575 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the township had six part-time employees and spent $111,064, or $18,511 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.