The price of local government in 2017: Riley Township
That's an increase of 13.2 percent from 2016, when the township spent $616,432.
Riley Township has a population of 2,922.
Since 2001, the Riley Township budget has grown by 106.4 percent, from $338,130. The township population has grown 94.5 percent over the same period, from 1,502.
Salaries accounted for 15.2 percent of township spending in 2017. Riley Township property taxpayers paid $106,249 for seven part-time employees, or an average of $15,178 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.