The price of local government in 2016: Marengo Township
That's a decrease of 5.3 percent from 2015, when the township spent $1.41 million.
Marengo Township has a population of 8,000.
Since 2001, the Marengo Township budget has fallen by 31.3 percent, from $1.94 million. The township population has grown 23.1 percent over the same period, from 6,500.
Salaries accounted for 25.2 percent of township spending in 2016. Marengo Township property taxpayers paid $336,130 for six full-time employees and six part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had five full-time employees and 13 part-time employees, and spent $272,967.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.